O'Flynn, Jeffrey
Assistant Professor of Clarinet and Woodwind Coordinator
NC 751
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Last Updated: 3/1/19 -

Clarinetists at UVU get the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty and talented students to create music. Lessons with Prof. Jeffrey O’Flynn are available to musicians in ANY major. This one-on-one mentorship will help you develop your unique musical voice and enhance your performance abilities. Scheduling is flexible and can be worked around your classes. 

For those wishing to pursue music as a profession, music major lessons are available by audition with Dr. O’Flynn. Whether you want to play in a professional orchestra, become a band director, or join a community band after graduation, private lessons will prepare you for any musical venture you pursue.

Beyond private instruction, UVU has several ensembles including band, orchestra, jazz, and chamber music ensembles perform multiple times per semester. Find out all about our wide array of ensembles here: http://www.uvu.edu/music/ensembles/index.html. To discuss joining an enesmble, contact Dr. O’Flynn.

If you want to learn more about being a music major, check out the degrees UVU’s Music Department offers: http://www.uvu.edu/music/degrees/index.html

About the Professor:

Jeffrey O’Flynn is Assistant Professor of Clarinet and Woodwind Area Coordinator at UVU. He served as principal clarinet of the Queen City Opera and has appeared with the Utah Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Opera, the Richmond Symphony, and other groups. As a chamber collaborator, he is clarinetist with the Alpine Chamber Winds and has recorded several works by 20th century female American composers. He has been recently featured as a soloist with the UVU Symphony Orchestra, the UVU Wind Symphony, the Wasatch Chorale, and the Mountain View High School Band. Other recent engagements include a residency at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City), a recital at Adams State University, and masterclasses at Florida State University. 

Beyond his performance credentials, he is interested in clarinet pedagogy including the psychology of teaching, arts non-profit organization management, and the development of interactive concert experiences. He also serves as the Associate Audio Review Editor for the International Clarinet Association. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from The Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Music from Wichita State University. Major mentors include Ixi Chen, Dr. Frank Kowalsky, and Dr. Suzanne Tirk.

When he isn’t holding a clarinet, Dr. O’Flynn has become an avid hiker, he cooks almost anything, and he reads mid-century crime novels. 

If you have any questions or want to find out how to be involved in UVU's Music Department, please feel free to contact Dr. O’Flynn (jeffrey.oflynn@uvu.edu). 

Student Accomplishments:

  • Jobs held by graduates include performance positions, military band positions, and school band director positions
  • Winners - UVU Concerto Competition (Weber Concerto, Krommer Double Concerto, and Debussy Rhapsody)
  • Masterclass Performance for Dr. Michele Gingras - Utah Clarinet Festival 
  • Masterclass Performances for Dr. Blake McGee - Utah Clarinet Festival
  • Utah College Clarinetists' Recital Performance - Utah Clarinet Festival
  • Woodwind/Marching Band Techs for American Fork HS, Lehi HS, Westlake HS, and more
  • 2nd Clarinet/Bass Clarinet - Utah Valley Symphony (two students)
  • Substitute Clarinet/Bass Clarinet - Utah Wind Symphony
  • Reed Performer - Regional Musicals 
  • Concerto Soloist - Utah Valley Wind Symphony
  • CBDNA Regional Intercollegiate Band 
  • Midwest Conference Intercollegiate Band
  • Cooperative Study with UVU's Physics Department
  • Placement in top graduate programs across the country