Dallas Tidwell is Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Louisville. He served as associate principal and second clarinetist with the Louisville Orchestra for 27 years. During that time he was featured as soloist with the Louisville Orchestra in concertos by Dan Welcher and Frederick Speck.. Mr. Tidwell has also has served as principal clarinetist with the Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Louisville Bach Society, and the Lake George (New York) Opera. He has been an active chamber performer for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Gerhard Chamber Festival (Alabama), Lake George Chamber Festival, and is a founding member of the Kentucky Center Chamber Players, now in their 21st season. He recently toured Japan with the Louisville String Quartet as part of the University of Hirosaki Chamber Music Festival.
Mr. Tidwell holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Louisville. His principal teachers have included James Livingston, Larry Combs, Jerome Stowall, George Silfies, and Richard Nunemaker.