Hawaii born clarinetist Michael Yoshimi is an active performer and teacher in the Los Angeles area. He recently completed a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance at the University of Southern California, under the tutelage of Yehuda Gilad. He previously completed a Master's of Music degree at USC and a Bachelor's of Music from Northwestern University while studying with J. Lawrie Bloom of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Michael is on the faculty at the Colburn School's Community School of Performing Arts (CSPA) in downtown Los Angeles, and maintains a successful private studio of students from all over the Los Angeles area. During summers he returns to Hawaii to serve on the faculty at the Hawaii Youth Symphony's Pacific Music Institute, and will also be teaching at the Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer of 2015.