Born in London, Ontario, Micah Heilbrunn is currently principal clarinet of the WSO. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. His principal teachers include Jerome Summers, Deborah Chodacki, Robert Crowley and Joaquin Valdepeñas.
Micah has served as principal clarinet with the Symphony Nova Scotia, and has been on the clarinet faculty of Brandon University, the University of Windsor, and at the University of Manitoba. He has been a featured artist at the Aspen Music Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Agassiz music festival, the Las Vegas Music Festival and the Scotia Festival of Music, and has been heard in broadcasts both on the CBC and National Public Radio.
Micah has been an active orchestral and chamber musician, and has appeared with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra the National Ballet of Canada and the National Arts Center Orchestra.