University of Southern California
Home town: Campbell, CA
Ray Wyant is currently a senior at University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, where he studies with Yehuda Gilad. Prior to attending USC, Ray studied with Janet Averett in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ray has occupied the principal clarinet chair of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, in which he toured Europe under the baton of Christian Reif and Michael Tilson Thomas. Previously, he has appeared as a soloist with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and California Youth Symphony. Recently, Ray competed at the 2022 Carl Nielsen International Competition as the only American participant in the clarinet category. Ray was also a finalist at the Philadelphia International Music Festival Competition.