Hailed as "dazzling" by The Boston Globe, Amy Advocat, clarinetist, is an avid performer of new music having performed with the Firebird Ensemble, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The New Fromm Players at Tanglewood, Callithumpian Consort, Fifth Tier New Music Ensemble, Brandeis New Music, and the Second Instrumental Unit. She has also performed with the Boston Pops, Opera Boston, Boston Philharmonic, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Advocat was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center for two summers and participated at the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Spoleto USA Festival, and Virginia Arts Festival.
Ms. Advocat was named the first recipient of the Boston Woodwind Society's Harold Wright award and is a Hadar Foundation Scholar. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees from the New England Conservatory, where she was a recipient of the Tourjée award, a scholarship awarded to one outstanding NEC graduate who returns for a second degree. Her principal teachers include Simon Aldrich, Thomas Martin, David Weber, William Wrzesien, and Craig Nordstrom.