Bradford Behn (pronounced BAYN) studied clarinet performance with Robert Marcellus at Northwestern University, where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in 1989 and 1990. Brad is Principal Clarinet of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and has also held positions as Principal Clarinet with the Fort Collins Symphony and Tulsa Symphony, and previously served as 2nd/E-flat Clarinet with the Tulsa Philharmonic and the Savannah Symphony. Additional experiences include orchestral performances with the symphonies of Boston, Baltimore, Utah, Colorado, San Antonio, Alabama, Charleston (SC), and Naples (FL).
Active as an educator, Brad has served as the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Oklahoma City University, Adjunct Clarinet Professor at the University of Northern Colorado, Instructor of Clarinet at Tulsa Community College, and has been guest clinician at institutions around the world. He has also been the sabbatical teaching replacement at the University of Colorado–Boulder, University of Oklahoma–Norman, and Oklahoma State University.
Since 1992, Brad has been highly dedicated to mouthpiece acoustics and has been in demand for his mouthpiece refacing and customization skills. In 2003, Brad expanded his business to Behn Mouthpieces, producing mouthpieces for players of all levels, while continuing to provide refacing services.
Centered and powerful, the 'Signature' clarinet offers a rich palette of colors.