Michael Clardy, LR Winds English horn and oboist since 2005, has been around music and musicians all his life and by the eighth grade he decided he, too, would pursue music as a career. He participated in school concert bands, community youth orchestras, and summer music programs throughout Texas and spent the summers at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He attended the University of Texas at Austin as a music major, later transferring to Southern Methodist University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Clardy is very active within the classical music community in Arkansas. He has performed with the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, Pine Bluff Community Musical Theater, Hot Springs Music Festival, Hot Springs Community Band, CICA International Summer Music Festival in Eureka Springs, UALR Community and Concert Choruses, Henderson State University President’s Concert, and countless professional performances for special music in church services and other concert events throughout Central and Northwest Arkansas.
Clardy received an MBA from UALR where he also was Adjunct Professor of Music for oboe. Clardy was a student of oboists Larry Mueller, Mark Ackerman, John Snow, and Eric Barr.