Justin Stanley

Justin Stanley, a native of Fresno, California, is principal clarinetist of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera Orchestra, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and Columbus Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, The Banff Centre and at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest 2021 and 2022.

Justin serves on faculty at Emory University, Kennesaw State University and Atlanta Music Academy and has taught at Young Harris College, the University of North Georgia, and the Music Conservatory of Westchester. He has adjudicated competitions and is an audio reviewer for The Clarinet journal.

He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance at the University of Michigan, a Master of Music at Yale University and a Bachelor of Music in Performance and Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers include Daniel Gilbert, Richard Hawkins, Fred Ormand, and David Shifrin.