Jack teaches clarinet at the University of Birmingham as well as giving regular ensemble coaching and working with various University and Conservatoirecomposition departments.
Jack also works with many leading education projects such as Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Britten Sinfonia Academy, he is director of the Chamber Music strand of Aldeburgh Young Musicians season 2017/18.
Here's a short clip about the work Jack has done with the Young Composers Project, led by composer Kirsty Devaney at Birmingham Conservatoire... YCP commissioned Jack to write a new ensemble piece for the project with the help of the PRS Foundation, more information here at www.youngcomposersproject.com
There is a plan to bring the project to Cumbria in the near future.
Please get in touch to find out more about the workshops Jack is currently working on and running...
Review of the Westmorland Youth Orchestra Masterclass Evening with Jack McNeill...
WYO members and friends were treated to a lively and inspiring visit by Jack McNeill, a freelance professional clarinettist from Birmingham. He offered useful tips to the four masterclass students and talked about what it was like to study music at college and life as a young professional with a question and answer session to follow. Jack introduced and played three solo pieces by Stravinsky – amazing. Then - action! We were on our feet in an improvised rhythm session as a whole and in groups- fun and very good for co- ordination and listening. One of our students rehearsed the slow movement of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Jack and the Orchestra in preparation for our forthcoming concert – a useful insight as to how to perform without a conductor for both soloist and orchestra. Many thanks go to the committee for the chance to meet and learn from such an enthusiastic young player.