Peter Dayeh is a classical clarinetist performing orchestral, chamber, and solo literature who is also committed to his private studio of beginning through advanced students. Dayeh is a native of San Diego, California and holds the Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from San Diego State University, and the Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute of the Arts.
Dayeh is active as an orchestral and chamber musician, as well as recitalist, throughout San Diego, Imperial, and Santa Cruz counties. He was recently appointed as 2nd Clarinet of the Santa Cruz County Symphony. Former positions include Principal Clarinet with the San Diego City Ballet orchestra. Dayeh is also an accomplished chamber musician and recitalist, performing frequently throughout Southern California. Chamber music collaborations include the DiMarea (now Aiana) String Quartet and the “Those Guys Wind Quintet” in Phoenix, AZ.
He was recently a participant in the 2012 Hot Springs Music Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he received a full-tuition scholarship to attend. In the summer of 2011, he was a participant at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians as a scholarship recipient from the Quimby Family Foundation. Other festivals include the 2009 University of San Diego Chamber Music Festival and the 2008 Buffet-Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy. Dayeh has won first prize in the woodwind/brass division at the 2009 Grossmont Community Concert Association scholarship competition, as well as winning the 2009 San Diego State University Soloist Competition.
In addition to his busy performance schedule he is devoted to teaching the clarinet and enjoys volunteering his time at local schools, giving clarinet masterclasses and clinics. His former teachers include Marian Liebowitz, Robert Spring, and Joshua Gardner. He is currently studying the orchestral repertoire with clarinetist Sheryl Renk of the San Diego Symphony.