- Dylan holds a Master of Music from Mannes School of Music
- Bachelor of Music from Rowan University. His principal teachers include Anton Rist, Charles Neidich, and Rié Suzuki.
- Dylan has been teaching clarinet lessons for ten years. He has taught privately and through various organizations and schools.
Award-winning clarinetist Dylan J. has performed nationally with various orchestras and ensembles, notably including a sold-out performance with Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble at the Chautauqua Amphitheater in August 2018. He has participated in festivals including Chautauqua Institution Music Festival, Miami Music Festival, National Music Festival, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, and Northern Lights Music Festival. He has performed as principal clarinet for the Mannes Orchestra, the Mannes American Composers Ensemble, as well as for several orchestral and chamber music performances celebrating The New School Centennial. Twice a winner of the Rowan Soloists’ Competition, Dylan has performed as soloist with the Rowan University Wind Ensemble and the Rowan University Orchestra, in addition to the Rowan University String Ensemble, Northern Lights Festival Orchestra, and the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey. Dylan is a past winner of the Clifton Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award and was also honored with an Undergraduate Scholar Award through the Presser Foundation.
Originally from Mullica Hill, NJ, Dylan graduated summa cum laude from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Music degree and was awarded the Ann B. Ward Medallion for highest distinction in Fine and Performing Arts. He holds a Master of Music degree from Mannes School of Music, The New School. His principal teachers include Rié Suzuki, Anton Rist, and Charles Neidich.
In addition to performing, Dylan is also committed to teaching music. He has taught clarinet students at Rowan Community Music School (Glassboro, NJ), Do Re Mi Music and Arts (Englewood, NJ), and Chautauqua Community Music School (Chautauqua, NY), among others. He also works as the Program and Administration Manager at the College of Performing Arts, The New School, and as an SAT/School Subject Tutor at C2 Education.