Alcides Rodriguez was appointed bass clarinetist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2005. Before joining the ASO, Rodriguez was the second and bass clarinetist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. He received his Masters Degree in Music Performance from Northwestern University, where he studied clarinet with Russell Dagon and bass clarinet with J. Lawrie Bloom. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance from Baylor University, where he studied with Richard Shanley.
Born in Venezuela, Rodriguez began his musical training in Venezuela’s System of Youth Symphony Orchestras. He continued his clarinet studies at the National Conservatory of Music with Professors Valdemar Rodriguez and Luis Rossi respectively. He also studied with distinguished Venezuelan clarinetists including Jorge Montilla, Daniel Granados and Carlos Mujica.