About

Heather Rodriguez 

Heather is the Executive Director of RMS and a free-lance clarinetist in the Atlanta area.  She holds music performance degrees in clarinet from Baylor and Northwestern Universities.  As a concerto competition winner, she performed as a soloist with both university orchestras. In 2005 she gave the east coast premiere of Alan Terricciano’s Clarinet Concerto with the Northwestern Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Heather has been invited to summer music festivals such as the Blossom Festival, the New Hampshire Music Festival, the International Festival-Institute at Round Top and the Pacific Music Festival. She has also performed recitals at the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium and the International Clarinet Association.

Heather has taught for the Atlanta Symphony’s Talent Development program and has also served on the faculty of Berry College and the University of Georgia in Athens.

 

Alcides Rodriguez

Alcides is the Repair Technician for RMS.  He is also the bass clarinetist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Atlanta Chamber Players. A native of Venezuela, Alcides obtained his musical training through the System of Youth Orchestras of Venezuela. He obtained a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Baylor University.

Alcides has participated in various music festivals, including the New Hampshire Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra and the National Orchestral Institute. Internationally, he has performed at the San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival (México), the Pacific Music Festival (Japan) and the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival (Brazil).

Alcides has taught for the Atlanta Symphony’s Talent Development Program and is also an Artist and Clinician for Buffet Crampon and Vandoren.

 

 

Alexandre Chabod

Alexandre hand selects clarinets for RMS at the Buffet factory in Mantes-la-Ville, France.  He serves as co-principal clarinet with the Paris Opera and also plays in the Quatuor Vendôme.  Before that, he played with l’Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine and l’ Orchestre des Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble as clarinet soloist.

Alexandre studied at the Paris Conservatory (with Michel Arrignon) and won first prize for clarinet and for chamber music.  He has also won prizes at the international contests of Toulon, Paris (UFAM 3rd Prize) and Jean Francaix (2nd prize).

In the summers, Alexandre teaches at the Festival-Academy of the Arcs in Bourg St Maurice, France.  He also specializes in five key, ten key and romantic clarinets in the chamber music setting.

 

 

Peter Wright

Peter served as principal clarinet of the Jacksonville Symphony from 1975-2017.  He has performed numerous solo recitals through the US and Canada, including a feature recital at the 2006 Clarinetfest in Atlanta.  Peter gave the world premiere of Nikola Resanovic’s clarinet concerto “Collateral Damage,” with the Jacksonville Symphony in 2005 and also performed the clarinet solo works of Mozart, Finzi, Copland, Rossini and Debussy with the orchestra.  Peter’s other notable performances include playing the basset horn solo in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito” (‘Parto, Parto’ aria) with the renowned mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade.

Peter has a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Stanley Hasty.  He teaches clarinet privately and has served on the faculties of the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Florida Community College at Jacksonville.  He is also a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist/Clinician.