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Portrait of a 21st century artist...

Critically acclaimed clarinetist, Michael Norsworthy, has been heard in major concert halls around the globe and is a recognized educator, technician and consultant. His personal approach to presenting, developing and nurturing the artistic possibilities around him have resulted in partnerships with world class musical collaborators, schools of music and manufacturers. Currently, Mr. Norsworthy is Professor of Clarinet and Head of Woodwinds at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Faculty at the Longy School of Music at Bard College, Artistic Advisor to Henri Selmer Paris and an artist clinician for Vandoren SAS.


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Norsworthy demonstrates amazing tone in each of the clarinet’s registers, his melodic lines are sinuous and simply beautiful, and his crescendos are subtle and effective.
— Northeast Performer
Satisfaction doesn’t come from the compositions alone but in the stellar musicianship of pianist David Gompper and clarinetist Michael Norsworthy
— Textura
Michael Norsworthy is the intrepid clarinet soloist, who makes the best possible case for this interesting, pluralistic, postmodern work that takes in nods towards jazz as part of its expressive remit
— Fanfare Magazine


Featured Recording

Michael Norsworthy's most recent CD of American Music for Clarinet & Piano, teams him up with pianist/composer David Gompper for a recording that has garnered critical acclaim on the New Focus label.

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Boston Conservatory at berklee

Michael Norsworthy’s clarinet studio at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee is a family-oriented structure focused on collaboration, exploration, creating opportunities and individual growth.  Great value is placed on entrepreneurialism, achieving career goals, as well as striving for personal growth. The combined power of The Boston Conservatory and Berklee offers unparalleled performance opportunities and reimagines the world of the 21st century musician.  Click here to begin your application!