Aldeburgh Young Musicians
Clarinet tutor

Jack McNeil plays clarinet and bass clarinet, writes music and makes things that happen between the worlds of live music, theatre and radio. With a background rooted in contemporary classical performance practice and an interest in folk and ancient resonances, the work he makes moves between the seams that tie these elements together. Jack is the Artistic Director of Propellor, a 12-piece cross-genre ensemble. Jack is involved in a wide variety of performance projects, chamber, orchestral and as a solo clarinet player. Sometimes these projects are large scale tours and sometimes they’re much smaller, intimate events – one–off happenings invented by friends or collaborations coming into being on the hoof. Through his work as a clarinettist, he has had the extraordinary pleasure to perform and collaborate on hundreds of new works and recordings, and to learn from a variety of inspiring mentors. Jack has been an artist in residence at Snape Maltings Open Space, The Glasshouse ICM (Sage Gateshead) and Brewery Arts in Kendal. He also teaches and has directed various chamber music and creative courses.

As a composer and producer, Jack’s work has combined instrumental music with visual elements, live processing, digital media, text and spoken word, real world sounds, movement and theatre. He has been supported by the Arts Council England, PRS Foundation, Help Musicians UK, Sound and Music, IVORS, Brighter Sound, Worshipful Company of Musicians and Countess of Munster.