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About Bradford Behn

Brad Behn was honored to be interviewed by Ed Joffe for his Woodwind Legacy Series. Brad really enjoyed and appreciated the in-depth discussion on sound, design, and mouthpiece concepts, and to talk a little about our newest products. Many thanks to Ed for his time, generosity, and friendship. Be sure to check out Ed's website Joffe Woodwinds and his wonderful CD, insightful book on woodwind doubling, and interviews with some very interesting people in our wonderful woodwind world.

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Brad had the wonderful opportunity to chat via Skype with Sean Perrin, the host and founder of Clarineat: The Clarinet Podcast. Sean asked insightful questions, which led to a very interesting conversation about many different topics. Brad was honored to be invited and had a great experience.

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Bradford Behn (pronounced BAYN) studied clarinet performance with Robert Marcellus at Northwestern University, where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in 1989 and 1990. Brad is Principal Clarinet of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and has also held positions as Principal Clarinet with the Fort Collins Symphony and Tulsa Symphony, and previously served as 2nd/E-flat Clarinet with the Tulsa Philharmonic and the Savannah Symphony. Additional experiences include orchestral performances with the symphonies of Boston, Baltimore, Utah, Colorado, San Antonio, Alabama, Charleston (SC), and Naples (FL).

Active as an educator, Brad has served as the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Oklahoma City University, Adjunct Clarinet Professor at the University of Northern Colorado, Instructor of Clarinet at Tulsa Community College, and has been guest clinician at institutions around the world. He has also been the sabbatical teaching replacement at the University of Colorado–Boulder, University of Oklahoma–Norman, and Oklahoma State University.

Since 1992, Brad has been highly dedicated to mouthpiece acoustics and has been in demand for his mouthpiece refacing and customization skills. In 2003, Brad expanded his business to Behn Mouthpieces, producing mouthpieces for players of all levels, while continuing to provide refacing services. Today, Brad owns and operates BEHN, LLC, along with his wife, So Rhee, and lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. Together, they also own and operate Window Saver Company, LLC.

Brad Behn, clarinetist and expert in mouthpiece acoustics and design, refacing, and customization
Brad Behn, principal clarinet in Oklahoma City Philharmonic and expert in mouthpiece acoustics and design, refacing, and customization
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