Jeffrey Olson is Associate Professor of Clarinet at Valdosta State University. He holds the degrees Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from The Ohio State University, and Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Dr. Olson currently performs as Principal Clarinetist of the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra and the Central Florida Symphony Orchestra (Ocala). He has also performed as clarinetist with the ProMusica Chamber orchestra of Columbus, OH, the Roanoke (VA) Symphony and Opera Roanoke, and the Williamsport (PA) Symphony. He is also a founding member of the Blazerquintet, the VSU Faculty Wind Quintet. Dr. Olson has studied with James M. Pyne, Glenn H. Bowen, Russell Dagon and James Smith.