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Musician 1st Class William R. Kelly,

Bb Clarinet

MU1 William R. Kelly

Musician 1st Class William Kelly joined the Navy Band in 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Minnesota, studying clarinet with John Anderson and saxophone with Eugene Rousseau; a Master of Music from Texas Tech University, where he was a teaching assistant, studying clarinet with David Shea; a Performer’s Diploma from Indiana University, where he was an associate instructor, studying clarinet with Howard Klug and saxophone with Otis Murphy.

Kelly has performed with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and is an artist member of the Minneapolis Thursday Musical society. He was a first-place prize-winner in the St.Paul (Minnesota) Schubert Club competition, and has competed abroad at the Fourth International Adolphe Sax Competition and the Second International Jean-Marie Londeix Competition.