Wesley Warnhoff

Wesley Warnhoff is an American clarinetist currently serving as the principal clarinetist with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. Wes is also currently serving on the faculty of both Alma College and Albion College where he teaches applied clarinet lessons and chamber music. He is also an avid soloist and chamber musician having won multiple concerto competitions such as the White Lake National Concerto Competition. He is also continually performing solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States. 

Along with Battle Creek, Wes has performed with numerous orchestras throughout the state including the Traverse City Orchestra, West Michigan Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, Jackson Symphony and Michigan Philharmonic.

Wesley earned his bachelor’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Missouri State University and his master’s degree in Clarinet Performance from Michigan State University. He is currently finishing his DMA at Michigan State in conjunction with his teaching and performance career. His principal teachers include Dr. Jack Scheurer, Dr. Allison Storochuk, and Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr.

Wesley is currently living in Lansing, Mich., with his wife, Stephanie. He maintains an active studio of young talented students on top of his other responsibilities. When he is away from music, Wesley enjoys golfing, running and Michigan State football. Go Green!


Visiting Instructor: Clarinet



Educational Background

Michigan State University, DMA, In Progress

Michigan State University, MM, 2010-2012

Missouri State University, BM, 2006-2010

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