Guy Yehuda is associate professor of clarinet at the Michigan State University College of Music and principal clarinetist with the Lansing Symphony. He is the winner of several international competitions including the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Yehuda has soloed extensively in Europe, North America, and Israel. As principal clarinetist, he has performed with the Lucerne Contemporary Festival, Chicago Civic, Spoleto Festival, Haifa Symphony, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestras, as well as the Israel Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestras as guest clarinetist. An avid contemporary musician, he premiers new works on a regular basis and has had several concerti and chamber works written for him by renowned composers such as Haim Permont, Gary Smart and Jim Stephenson. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician at many festivals such as Spoleto, Verbier, Lucerne, Parry Sound, Domain Forget, Vianden, and Israel's Kfar Blum. Currently, he is the clarinet faculty artist in residence at the Vianden Summer Festival in Europe, Aria International Music Festival in Massachusetts, and our own FOOSA Festival. He is also a published composer and winner of the prestigious America-Israel composition award. Yehuda received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Indiana University Jacob School of Music, and received his artist diploma and bachelor’s degree from the Glenn Gould Professional Music School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.