Clark W. Fobes received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from C.S.U., Fresno in 1976 and his Masters of Music Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1983.
Mr. Fobes has had a very active career as a clarinetist in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1981 performing regularly with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and the California Symphony.
As an accomplished performer of the entire clarinet family, Mr. Fobes has often been called upon to play bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet, basset horn and Eb soprano clarinet. He has played the bass clarinet/contra bass clarinet chair with the Skywalker Ranch Orchestra and can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks. Clark W Fobes is recognized as one of the premier makers of clarinet mouthpieces and barrels for the clarinet. His products are used by musicians all over the world.
Clark W Fobes has played Selmer bass clarinets since 1976 and currently performs on a Selmer Privilege Low C bass clarinet.
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