Clarinet and saxophone
B.Mus. (Minas Gerais Federal University, Brazil)
Performer Diploma (Indiana University)
M.A. (Kent State University)
DMA (University of Toronto)
Tiago Delgado is a clarinetist engaged in a variety of music communities in North and South America. His musical qualifications include fluency in doubling on auxiliary clarinets as well as both historical and contemporary clarinet performance. An advocate of broadening life perspectives, Tiago’s education includes a Bachelor of Music from Minas Gerais Federal University (Brazil), a Performer Diploma from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and a Master of Music from Kent State University. His mentors include James Campbell, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Dominic Desautels, and Eric Hoerprich (historical clarinet).
Alongside completing his Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance at the University of Toronto, Tiago collaborates regularly with a variety of ensembles in Canada, the U.S., and Brazil. Through his recent engagement in the North America music scene – including participation, as chamber musician, at 21C Music Festival, Orford Winds, Ottawa Chamberfest, Stratford Summer Music, Toronto Summer Music, and Festival of the Sound-Parry Sound – Tiago has worked with internationally recognized composers Toshio Hosokawa, Gary Kulesha, Linda Catlin Smith, James Rolfe, and Linda Bouchard, and he has collaborated with renowned musicians James Summerville (Boston Symphony), Theodore Baskin and Stéphane Lévesque (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal), Stephane Fontaine (Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec), Brian Current (Toronto New Music Concerts artist director), Bob Becker (Naxos Percussion Ensemble), and Johannes Debus (Canadian Opera Company), among others. As a soloist, Tiago has performed with the Kent State University Orchestra – as winner of the Leopold Sipe Award for Excellence in Music Performance – and Minas Gerais Federal University Orchestra, performing the concertos of Carl Nielsen and W.A. Mozart, respectively.
Tiago has served as a guest lecturer at the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Goiàs and Federal University of São João del-Rei (Brazil), a mentor for underrepresented musicians in Brazil (in a program modeled after the El Systema framework), and a teaching assistant at North American universities for 6 years. At Kent State University, he taught clarinet fundamentals and ensemble sections to undergraduate music performance and education majors. At the University of Toronto, he instructed on a wide range of skills, coached chamber groups, and guided students completing research assignments. In these roles, he has helped students achieve greater musical versatility.