Calvin Falwell has served on the University of South Florida’s Music and Honors Faculty since 2010. His responsibilities at USF include teaching applied clarinet, bass clarinet and courses in popular music and culture. In addition to his duties at USF Falwell holds the 3rd/Bass Clarinet chair with the Sarasota Orchestra. During the summer months can be found performing with the Charlottesville Opera Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. Falwell is a Buffet Crampon, D’Addario Woodwind and BG France Performing Artist, performing on Buffet Clarinets, D’Addario Reeds and BG Ligatures exclusively.
His principal teachers and mentors include Paul Demers (Philadelphia Orchestra), Ron Samuels (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), Tim Zavadil (Minnesota Orchestra), Dallas Tidwell (Louisville Orchestra), Daniel Lochrie (Nashville Symphony) and Scott Locke (Murray State University). He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Clarinet Performance from the University of Louisville and Duquesne University respectively and is currently completing his Doctorate in Music at Teachers College, Columbia University.
As an orchestral musician Falwell has held positions with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, Florida Orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble and Louisville Orchestra. Former faculty appointments include The College of New Jersey, Holy Family University, Wilmington University, Hartwick College Music Festival and Blue Lake Fine Arts