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Allan Rosenfeld has been a member of the clarinet section of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra since 1986. He has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Charlotte Symphony and orchestras in Massachusetts and Michigan, as well as a chamber musician in concerts throughout the region. In addition to concertizing, Mr. Rosenfeld enjoys sharing his love of the instrument with his students.

Mr. Rosenfeld has performed in numerous summer music festivals, including those of Aspen, Bowdoin, Sarasota, Yale at Norfolk, and Graz, Austria. He served as principal clarinet of the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado under their national fellowship program.

Allan Rosenfeld began playing the clarinet as a seventh grader in the Michigan public school system, furthering his studies as a high school student at the Interlochen Arts Academy. Mr. Rosenfeld holds degrees from Amherst College and the University of Michigan. His principal teachers have been Fred Ormand, Michael Sussman, Frank Kowalsky, and bass clarinetist Lawrie Bloom of the Chicago Symphony.

In his leisure time Mr. Rosenfeld enjoys hiking and backpacking trips in the local mountains, as well as technical alpine ascents in the western U.S. and abroad.