Jerome Greyson Fleg has played as a freelance, chamber, and orchestral clarinetist throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He is principal clarinet with Boulder Chamber Orchestra and Antero Winds, and bass clarinet with the Central City Opera. Mr. Fleg has toured as the principal clarinet with the Mantovani Orchestra and has played with the Colorado Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic, Ft. Collins Symphony, Gettysburg Symphony, and Columbia Symphony Orchestra. His performances have included many venues such as Carnegie Hall, and he has worked with many musicians such as Grammy award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch.
Mr. Fleg is currently on the faculty of the University of Wyoming. He has presented master-classes and clinics throughout the country and abroad at places such as the University of Kansas, Iowa State University, Archipelago Summer Festival and Carleton College. Jerome has been featured as an adjudicator in competitions such as the National MTNA Competition, Aurora Symphony Concerto Competition, and Colorado Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in clarinet performance and music education from the Peabody Conservatory and a Master’s degree in clarinet performance from the University of Northern Colorado. His principal teachers have included: Bil Jackson, Andy Stevens, Mark Nuccio, Steven Barta, Dan Silver and Bill Welty.
As a member of the Antero Winds (wind quintet), Mr. Fleg won 1st Prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition and silver medal in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The group has also participated residencies with the Aspen Music Festival and the FESNOJIV Youth Orchestra Program in Venezuela. This ensemble has recently performed in New York, Minnesota, and Venezuela and has upcoming concerts in Canada, New Mexico, and throughout Colorado. The Antero Winds have been described as “an inspiring young quintet of young musicians that exude energy.”
Mr. Fleg has received awards such as the 1st place in the University of Northern Colorado Orchestra Concerto Competition, “Best Should Teach” silver award from the University of Colorado, Dean’s Scholarship from the University of Northern Colorado, and the “Martha and William Bill” Memorial Prize at the Peabody Conservatory. Also an avid conductor, Mr. Fleg is the conductor of Colorado Youth Symphony’s Philharmonia Wind Ensemble, assistant conductor of their Philharmonia Orchestra, and has served as conductor for the Archipelago Music Festival.