Faculty Profile

Cory Tiffin

NMS Clarinet Faculty

Cory Tiffin is the principal clarinetist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and has also performed this role with numerous orchestras throughout the country, including the Green Bay Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and the New Hampshire Music Festival. As a chamber artist and soloist, Tiffin has performed in recital with the Grammy Award-winning Chicago Chamber Musicians; the Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio; collaborated with Chicago’s leading new music ensemble, Fulcrum Point New Music Project; and worked with the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble in addition to being featured on chamber music series across Chicagoland and throughout Las Vegas, notably at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He founded and ran the eclectic Chicago-based Anaphora Ensemble for several years; was a founding member of the New York City-based baroque and contemporary chamber opera company, Operamission; and was featured on concerts and radio programs throughout the United States and Europe, and is regularly featured on Chicago’s classical music station, WFMT-FM. Recent solo appearances include Bernstein’s “Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs” with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Debussy’s “Premiere Rhapsodie” with the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Time Out New York called Tiffin a “clarinet maverick” and Lawrence Johnson of Chicago Classical Review wrote: “…Tiffin’s understated virtuosity was the fulcrum of the performance – as it was all afternoon…” Tiffin is the Instructor of Clarinet at Loyola University. He has also served on the faculties of DePaul University, UNLV, The Chicago High School for the Arts, and as an affiliate instructor at the University of Chicago. He maintains a studio in both Chicago and Las Vegas and appears as a guest clinician and lecturer at universities and schools nationwide.