Pascal Archer

Precollege Faculty:

Hailed by the New York Times as an “outstanding clarinetist”, Pascal Archer leads an active career as a performer and teacher. Since 2011, he has been the artistic director and founder of the Exponential Ensemble.

During the 2019-20 season, Mr. Archer will hold the acting principal clarinet position with the New Jersey Symphony.

He is also the principal clarinetist of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra, the NEPA Philharmonic, and performs regularly in Broadway show orchestras, most recently on “My Fair Lady” at Lincoln Center. He is also a former member of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, where he performed for four seasons under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas.

In recent years, he has collaborated with the Jack and St. Lawrence String Quartets, Camerata Pacifica, and toured with Musicians from Marlboro. He has performed at renowned festivals such as Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Monadnock, UBS Verbier, Spoleto USA, and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.

Pascal is on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, the Chamber Music Center of New York, and Fordham University.

Originally from Québec, Canada, Mr. Archer holds degrees from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, Université de Montréal, Indiana University, and Manhattan School of Music.

Photo by Darren Elias. For more info visit www.pascalarcher.com 

Manhattan School of Music Precollege Faculty since 2006.

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