Cory Tiffin is the principal clarinetist for the Las Vegas Philharmonic, having performed in this role with numerous orchestras around the country, including California Symphony, Modesto Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Elgin Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, and New Hampshire Music Festival. Though he plays any and all clarinets, he especially enjoys the bass clarinet and performs regularly on that instrument as well, with recent performances including the Oakland Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival, and a Chicago tour stop with American Ballet Theatre. As a chamber artist and soloist, Tiffin has performed in recital with the Grammy Award-winning Chicago Chamber Musicians; the Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio; collaborated with Chicago’s leading new music ensemble, Fulcrum Point New Music Project; performed regularly with Access Contemporary Music’s resident ensemble and the University of Chicago’s New Music Ensemble; and worked with University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Nextet Ensemble. He founded and ran the eclectic Chicago-based Anaphora Ensemble for several years; is a founding member of the New York City-based baroque and contemporary chamber opera company, Operamission; and is continually featured on concert series and radio programs, including curating his own headline programs for Live From WFMT and New Music at the Green Mill. Tiffin has been invited to perform concertos with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra multiple times. Time Out New York called Tiffin a “clarinet maverick” and Lawrence Johnson of Chicago Classical Review wrote: “…Tiffin’s understated virtuosity was the fulcrum of the performance – as it was all afternoon…” Before relocating to the Bay Area in 2020, he served on the faculties of DePaul University, Loyola University, UNLV, The Chicago High School for the Arts, and as as Affiliate Instructor at The University of Chicago. Tiffin is a member of the Executive Board of the Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA) and enjoys talking shop, organizing musicians, and generally making good trouble. Outside of music, he is the father of an exuberant 3.5-year-old boy and enjoys hiking and camping with friends and family.