Acting Assistant Principal Clarinet and Bass Clarinet Campbell MacDonald has held the position of Principal Clarinet in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 2004 and is a member of the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble in New York. Prior to his current appointments, he held positions in the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra in Detroit and spent six summers in Mexico City as Solo Clarinetist of La Orquésta Sinfónica de Minería. His uncommonly varied musical activities include regular performances as a recitalist, concerto soloist, compositional collaborator, recording artist, and educator.
Campbell has appeared in concert with Alarm Will Sound, NOW Ensemble, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and the Detroit Chamber Winds. Performance credits of note include Wien Modern (Vienna), Aspekte Festival (Salzburg), Festival Fringe (Edinburgh), the Huddersfield Festival (England), the Lincoln Center Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Ojai Music Festival, Da Camera Houston, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, L.A. Opera’s REDCAT, EMPAC (Troy, NY), the Green Music Center (Sonoma, CA), and the Metropolitan Museum of New York. Campbell’s educational residencies and performances include visits to the Brevard Music Center, Columbia University, Stanford University, Boston Conservatory, the Hartt School, Williams College, Dartmouth College, and Harvard University. Additional international engagements include collaborations with Ensemble l’Itineraire in Paris and Marseille, France, and performances at the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari, Finland. His recorded work can be heard on the Naxos, Koch, Nonesuch, Tzadik, Tundra, and New Focus labels.
Mr. MacDonald attended Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and continued his formal education at DePaul University in Chicago. He is a board member of the Fort Wayne Musicians’ Association (American Federation of Musicians Local 58) and is Chairperson of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Players’ Association.