Clarinetist Jason Shafer just completed his first season as a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL. He graduated in May 2009 from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree (Highest Distinction) studying with Kenneth Grant. He has previously performed as concerto soloist with the Round Top Festival Orchestra in June 2009, the Eastman Philharmonia in 2008, the Transylvania Symphony Orchestra at the 2006 Brevard Music Center, the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra in 2005, and the Columbia Orchestra in 2002. Jason has also had the pleasure of working with Mr. Steven Cohen at the Brevard Music Center and with Dr. Kyle Coughlin in his hometown of Columbia, Maryland. In addition to the clarinet, Jason is also a pianist, and loves to accompany other musicians.