Kenneth Graves is currently the Principal Clarinet of the Mississippi and Meridian Symphony Orchestras. Kenneth graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati where he studied with Richie Hawley. He also completed a Master of Music degree at the University of Southern California and additional post-graduate studies at the Colburn School where he studied with Yehuda Gilad. Other teachers include Ralph Rizzolo and Robert Listokin. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, among others. In addition, Kenneth has performed with the Alabama, Pensacola, and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestras, and has held fellowships at the Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute.
Ken has performed at several widely-known national music festivals, including Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and the Spoleto Festival USA. MSO is proud to call Ken one of our own.