Pascal Archer

Acting Principal Clarinet The Roy and Diana Vagelos Chair
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Hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding clarinetist,” PASCAL ARCHER leads an active career as a performer and teacher. He is the founder and artistic director of the Exponential Ensemble. In addition to his acting position with the NJSO, he is principal clarinetist of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and NEPA Philharmonic. He performs regularly in Broadway shows orchestras, most recently in My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center. He is also a former member of the New World Symphony, America’s orchestral academy, where he performed for four seasons under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. 

In recent years he has collaborated with the Jack and St. Lawrence String Quartets and Camerata Pacifica and toured with Musicians from Marlboro. He has performed at renowned festivals such as Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Monadnock, UBS Verbier, Spoleto USA and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Archer is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Precolle Division, Chamber Music Center of New York and Fordham University. Originally from Québec, Canada, Archer holds degrees from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, Université de Montréal, Indiana University and Manhattan School of Music.

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