Jake Meyer is a second-year Master’s student at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Recently appointed principal clarinet of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Jake is also principal clarinet of the FSU Symphony Orchestra and has served as principal clarinet of the FSU Chamber Winds and FSU Wind Orchestra. Jake is a graduate assistant for the FSU clarinet studio and is an active private instructor to students of all ages.
Jake has also served as co-principal clarinetist of the St. Olaf Orchestra and Eb clarinetist for the St. Olaf Band. In 2015, he was featured with the St. Olaf Orchestra on its tour of Florida and Georgia performing the first movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto five times, and again at the annual Senior Soloists Concert performing Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie. While at St. Olaf, Jake participated in seven domestic tours and one international tour to Spain, France and Italy.
An avid chamber musician, Jake has played in a variety of ensembles ranging in size, instrumentation and period. He has appeared at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival with the Williwaw Wind Quintet and has performed with the FSU Graduate Wind Quintet in a master class led by the Philharmonic Quintet of New York. Additionally, he has also played in the master classes of Burt Hara, Corrado Giuffedi, Mark Nuccio and members of the New York Philharmonic, Keith Underwood, and has studied with the celebrated pedagogue, Burton Kaplan.
A passionate educator of musician wellness, Jake authored a resource to help inform and raise awareness of musician health issues. He has also worked as an arts advocate with the Minneapolis-based Orchestrate Excellence, a community coalition dedicated to preserving an artistically excellent Minnesota Orchestra.
Originally from St. Paul, MN, Jake is currently a student of Dr. Deborah Bish and Dr. Jonathan Holden. He holds his Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College where he studied with Scott Anderson. Away from the clarinet, Jake enjoys reading and swimming.