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Clarinetist Bill Welty has been performing professionally in the Baltimore – Washington DC area for over thirty years. Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Bill began his career as clarinetist and clarinet soloist with the U.S. Marine Band (The President’s Own). After finishing his education at Towson State University, graduating Summa cum Laude, Bill became the Assistant Principal Clarinet and clarinet soloist with the U.S. Army Field Band, Washington DC, retiring from the Band in 1996. As a member and soloist of the Army Field Band, Bill toured extensively throughout the United States as well as Europe and the Far East. During this time he was also a member of the U.S. Army Field Band Woodwind Quintet, winning the prestigious Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1992.

In addition to his military career, Bill has always been a professional free-lance performer in the Baltimore–Washington area, performing in such diverse venues as a recitalist in the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre, as well as a recent performance in New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall with the Allentown Band,  since 1828 America’s oldest professional  civilian concert band. He has appeared as soloist with the Maryland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Columbia Pro Cantare Orchestra, the Allentown Symphony and the Allentown Band.

Bill Welty’s great passion, however, has always been private tutoring for clarinet and saxophone. Growing out of his love of performing, he has always found the most satisfaction in helping his students achieve musical success in both their school bands and orchestras, as well as in local and national music competitions. However, his primary concern is with their entire academic development, emphasizing problem solving skills that the student can transfer from musical situations to academic ones. Philosophically he believes that the study of music – especially in younger children – is an excellent adjunct to the development of math and language skills needed for academic success.

Bill teaches out of his home in Ellicott City Maryland where he resides with his wife of 33 years, Beverly, and their newly adopted cat Annie.

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Bill Welty
10077 Waterford Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

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