College of Visual and Performing Arts

Campbell MacDonald, B.M.

Associate Faculty / Clarinet

  • Phone: 260-481-6714
  • Office: Rhinehart Music Center, Room 144
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Campbell has appeared in numerous performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Rapids Symphony and prior to joining the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in September of 2004, held positions in the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra in Detroit and spent six summers in Mexico City, Mexico as Solo Clarinetist of La Orquésta Sinfónica de Minería. He has performed solo and chamber music recitals in New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Mexico City, Oberlin, Seattle, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, and Houston. In addition to his duties with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Campbell is an active chamber musician and performer of new music. He is a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble and has performed with the group extensively throughout the country and abroad, including performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, and Wien Modern in Vienna, Austria.  He has made additional chamber music appearances with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, with the Seattle Chamber Players at Nordstrom Recital Hall, with members of the Detroit Symphony as part of their 8 Days in June festival, and with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble in Pittsburgh's City Theatre and at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland.   Campbell performed on the International Contemporary Ensemble's 2007 CD release of Huang Ruo's Chamber Concerto Cycle on the NAXOS label, the Detroit Chamber Winds KOCH release of Mozart's Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, and ICE's recent recording of Son of Chamber Symphony by John Adams on the Nonesuch label. A native of Seattle, Campbell earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College, attended DePaul University in Chicago, and studied privately with Larry Combs, David Weber, Lawrence McDonald, and Laura DeLuca.

Campbell MacDonald