B i o g r a p h y
Kevin Tang is a clarinetist based in San Francisco. Kevin has performed with many ensembles in the Bay Area and New York, including the San Francisco Symphony, West Bay Opera, and Santa Cruz Symphony. As a studio musician, Kevin has performed on multiple film and video game soundtracks, as well as live over Los Angeles Public Radio. Kevin's playing was featured in Tala's World, the first ever Amazon Alexa Original videogame. Kevin has spent summers attending the Hot Springs Music Festival and Miami Summer Music Festival, and has also been a member of the Ohio Light Opera.
Kevin earned a Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Mark Nuccio, former Associate Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Luis Baez, Associate Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Symphony. 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 and also served as Principal Clarinet of the California Youth Symphony.
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 is also Clarinet Instructor at French American International School. 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 teaches through his private clarinet studio in San Francisco. Kevin's students have won positions in California All-State ensembles, youth orchestras, performing arts schools, and music camps and festivals.
When not performing or teaching, Kevin works for Clark Fobes, a clarinet and saxophone product maker in San Francisco.