Hailed by the New York Times as “outstanding clarinetist”, Pascal Archer leads an active career as a performer and teacher. He is the founder and artistic director of Exponential Ensemble, a mixed chamber music ensemble creating music and math educational programs.He is currently Principal Clarinet of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and Principal Clarinet of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra. Over the past 10 years, he has played on several Broadway Show productions such as Mary Poppins, South Pacific, On the Town and currently Fiddler on the Roof. Mr. Archer is also a former member of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.
As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with the JACK and St. Lawrence String Quartets, New York Wind Soloists, Adaskin String Trio and toured with Musicians from Marlboro. He has performed at renowned festivals such as Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Monadnock, Verbier Orchestra, Spoleto USA and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony under the baton of James Levine, Charles Dutoit and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Since 2006, Mr. Archer is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-college Division and adjunct at Fordham University. Originally from Québec, Canada, Mr. Archer holds music performance degrees from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, Université de Montréal (BM), Indiana University (PD) and the Manhattan School of Music (MM). His former teachers include Jean Laurendeau, André Moisan, Eli Eban and Mark Nuccio.