B i o g r a p h y
Kevin Tang is a clarinetist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kevin performs regularly with ensembles in the Bay Area and maintains a private studio of students. Kevin has performed in venues such as Walt Disney Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, The New World Center, San Francisco War Memorial, and Royce Hall, as well as live over Los Angeles Public Radio. Kevin has spent summers attending the Hot Springs Music Festival and Miami Summer Music Festival on full scholarship, and has also been a member of the Ohio Light Opera.
Kevin earned a M.M. at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Mark Nuccio, Principal Clarinetist of the Houston Symphony. Kevin earned a B.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Luis Baez, Associate Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Symphony, and was a recipient of the Phyllis C. Wattis Scholarship. Prior to college, Kevin attended the San Francisco School of the Arts, where he studied with Jerry Simas and Art Austin. While at SOTA, Kevin won the annual concerto competition, served as Principal Clarinet in the first Bay of Hope Festival at Davies Symphony Hall, and also performed as Principal Clarinet of the California Youth Symphony. In 2010, Kevin opened the Vandoren/Buffet Festival with a performance of Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango.
Kevin performs and teaches through the San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures In Music program, an interdisciplinary program that integrates live music performances and related music education experiences with everyday classroom lessons. Kevin has also taught through the Harmony Program, a nonprofit organization that brings intensive after-school music programs to communities with limited access to instrumental music education in New York City. Kevin was the Clarinet Instructor at Cazadero Music Camp for two summers. Kevin's students have won positions in youth orchestras, performing arts schools, and festivals.