Jake Hale is from Fort Worth, Texas. He studied with Richie Hawley at Rice University where he completed a Master in Music Performance in 2018. He received his undergraduate degree in Music Education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he studied under Dr. Jun Qian, Dr. Vanguel Tangerov, and Alan Olson. Mr. Hale has also studied with Dr. Richard Shanley and Ivan Petruzziello of the Fort Worth Symphony.
Jake Hale is the principal clarinetist of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. He has held the position of second and Eb clarinetist of the Waco Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, Odessa-Midland Symphony Orchestra, and Round Top Festival Institute Orchestra. Mr. Hale has competed in the International Clarinet Association Competitions, making several appearances as a semi-finalist and finalist. In 2015, he won the Orchestral Audition Competition and the same year made finals in the Young Artist Competition as the onlyAmerican to advance. In 2019, Mr. Hale performed with the Baylor Winds at the Festival Internacional de Música Alfredo de Saint Malo in Panamá. During the festival, Mr. Hale served as the clarinet faculty and performed as a soloist with the Camerata Panamá. Mr. Hale has performed as a featured soloist at the 2019 Western International Band Clinic. Additionally, Mr. Hale teaches private clarinet lessons and master classes in Frisco ISD.
Jake enjoys exercising by running, swimming or playing basketball. He owes his success to his wife, friends, and supportive parents who give him inspiration to create and to pursue exquisite music making.