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Stacey McColley

School of Music
Adjunct Professor of Clarinet


MA in Clarinet Performance, University of California
BA, University of South Florida


Stacey McColley is the adjunct professor of clarinet at Southeastern University, Florida Southern College and other colleges throughout Central Florida. She is also an artist/faculty member at the InterHarmony International Summer Music Festival in Italy. Stacey is a Buffet Crampon Performing Artist, as well as a Vandoren Artist Clinician.

Stacey is currently the Principal Clarinet with the Punta Gorda Symphony Orchestra, Principal Clarinet with Opera Naples, is a member of the clarinet section of the Southwest Florida Symphony, plays bass clarinet with the Sarasota Opera orchestra, and is the Solo Clarinet and Artistic Director of the Reflections Chamber Ensemble, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music. Stacey served as Principal Clarinet for many years with the Opera Tampa Orchestra under Maestro Anton Coppola.

In recent years Stacey has performed chamber music concerts throughout the United States, including appearances in Carnegie Hall, New York City; San Francisco; Minneapolis; Arcidosso, Italy; Acqui Terme, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Texas, and throughout Florida. She has also appeared as a guest soloist with orchestras and wind ensembles throughout Florida.

Stacey received her Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of California, her BA from the University of South Florida, with additional studies at the University of Southern California. Her main teachers were Mitchell Lurie, Michele Zukovsky, Kalmen Bloch and William Powell.

Stacey’s students have been accepted into prestigious schools throughout the country. Her oldest son plays trombone in Pershing’s Own, the U.S. Army Band based in Washington DC. Another son is a harpist in the Tampa Bay Area, and she is married to composer Tom McColley.