Stacey McColley is instructor of clarinet at Florida Southern College and Southeastern University. She is a frequent faculty member at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. Stacey serves as Principal Clarinet with the Punta Gorda Symphony Orchestra, Clarinet, Eb clarinet and Bass clarinet with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Bass Clarinet with the Sarasota Opera, Principal Clarinet with Opera Naples, is the Solo Clarinetist with the Reflections Chamber Ensemble, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music, and served as Principal Clarinet for many years with the Opera Tampa Orchestra under Maestro Anton Coppola. In recent years Stacey has been a guest soloist with ensembles in Florida and California, including an appearance as a soloist at the FMEA convention in Tampa, Florida performing Scott McAllister’s Concerto X. She appeared as a guest artist at the International Clarinet Association’s Clarinet- Fest in Austin, Tx., and was a featured performer at the ICA Festival in Madrid, Spain this summer. An active recitalist, she has appeared on Florida Southern College’s prestigious Festival of Fine Arts, with a second appearance by popular demand. Stacey has her Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of California. While in California she studied with Mitchell Lurie, Kalmen Bloch, Michelle Zukovsky and William Powell. She received her BA from the University of South Florida. Stacey’s students have been accepted into prestigious schools such as Julliard, Boston University, California Institute of the Arts, Tanglewood, Florida State University, University of Florida, DePaul University, Indiana University, New York University, and more. Stacey has had a close working relationship with composers for her entire career and has been involved in many premieres and commissions.