Joe Beverly, who plays clarinet and bass clarinet with The Florida Orchestra, performed and answered questions at Unisen Senior Living Community in Tampa recently. Many audience members were retired musicians or are music aficionados and asked very specific questions.
In addition to various versions of clarinet, he also plays the saxophone and guitar. He received First Prize in the 23-25 age division of the International Great Composers Competition for the 17th and 18th century categories.
Joe holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, both in clarinet performance. He currently teaches clarinet at the University of Tampa in addition to his TFO performances.
Joe’s appearance was another of the Community Engagement events sponsored by Tampa Friends of The Florida Orchestra.