Clarinettist Sean Osborn has performed on four continents since his recital debut at the age of seventeen at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Appointed over nearly 300 other applicants to a position with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1989, Osborn was the youngest clarinetist in the history of the Met.

A student of Stanley Hasty at the Eastman School of Music, Sean Osborn is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Interlochen Arts Academy where received its highest honor – the Young Artist Certificate, while studying with Dr. Frank Kowalsky. In 1999 he received his Master’s Degree from Southern Illinois University, where he studied clarinet with Dr. Eric Mandat and composition with Dr. Frank Stemper. He has also given numerous master classes throughout the country, including those at The Eastman School of Music, Rice University, Florida State University, and The Manhattan School of Music. From 2006-2009, Sean taught clarinet and chamber music at the University of Washington.

Artist Support Program 2011: Bits and Pieces, an album of solo clarinet music, including standards, rarely recorded, and never-before-recorded works.

Artist Support Program 2006: 32 Etudes for Clarinet, by composer Cyrille Rose.

Sound Clips
  • Sean Osborn - Rhapsody for Clarinet by Willson Osborne
  • Sean Osborn at JS 50
  • Sean Osborn - Etude in G major - Adagio
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