John Weigand is Professor of Music at West Virginia University, where he teaches clarinet and conducts the WVU Chamber Winds. He performs part time with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony and the Wheeling Symphony, and is a member of the Laureate Quintet in residence at WVU. He collaborates with colleague James Miltenberger, (professor of piano at WVU), to perform in recital throughout the Eastern United States.
Dr. Weigand is an expert in the design and alteration of clarinet mouthpieces and has done mouthpiece alteration for clarinetists in major symphony orchestras throughout the U.S. He also is nationally renowned for clarinet reedmaking, and teaches this skill to his WVU clarinet students as well as professional colleagues.
Dr. Weigand holds degrees in music from The Florida State University, Northwestern University and Oberlin Conservatory, and his principal teachers include Robert Marcellus, Fred Ormand, Lawrence McDonald, Keith Stein, and Kent Krive. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Greensboro Symphony and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and he has presented recitals and master classes at major universities and conservatories in the United States and Canada.