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Cory Tiffin

Cory Tiffin


Cory Tiffin is the principal clarinetist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, having performed in this role with numerous orchestras, including the Green Bay Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, and New Hampshire Music Festival, in addition to numerous other orchestras around the country.

As a chamber artist and soloist, Tiffin has performed in recital with the Grammy Award-winning Chicago Chamber Musicians; the Grammy- nominated Lincoln Trio; collaborated with Chicago’s leading new music ensemble, Fulcrum Point New Music Project; and performs regularly with Access Contemporary Music’s resident ensemble. Tiffin enjoys being featured as a chamber musician across Chicagoland, throughout Las Vegas, and elsewhere in North America and Europe.

He founded and ran the eclectic Chicago-based Anaphora Ensemble for several years; is a founding member of the New York City-based baroque and contemporary chamber opera company, Operamission; and is continually featured on concerts and radio programs, including curating his own headline programs for Live From WFMT.

Tiffin has been invited to perform concertos with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra multiple times. Time Out New York called Tiffin a “clarinet maverick” and Lawrence Johnson of Chicago Classical Review wrote: “…Tiffin’s understated virtuosity was the fulcrum of the performance – as it was all afternoon…”

Tiffin was the Instructor of Clarinet at Loyola University and Affiliate Instructor at The University of Chicago before relocating to the Bay Area. He has also served on the faculties of DePaul University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, The Chicago High School for the Arts, and other institutions. He appears as a guest clinician and lecturer at universities and schools nationwide. Tiffin can be heard on the Southport and Albany record labels.