Rodolfo Mireles-Manzano

Clarinetist Rodolfo “Rudy” Mireles-Manzano is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education. He currently serves as the second clarinetist for the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly appears as a guest with orchestras across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. An avid chamber musician, he was recently featured in a “Musician Spotlight,” a series highlighting the talents of local professional musicians, performing the Weber Clarinet Quintet with principals of the McKinney Philharmonic, as well as Samuel Barber’s Summer Music at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival.

A passionate and charismatic teacher, Rudy is in demand as a private clarinet instructor and band clinician across the metroplex. He is certified to teach K–12 music in the state of Texas and received the TMEA Collegiate Music Educator Award. He is thrilled to begin his first year as a Cliburn in the Classroom host this fall!