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 the Centennial School District of Ellicott City, MD., where he resides with his wife of thirty years, Beverly.
10077 Waterford Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042