Clarinetist Peter Nevin is an active free lance performer throughout Southern California. He currently plays Principal Clarinet in the Fresno Philharmonic and the Desert Symphony in Palm Desert. He has also performed with many other orchestras, including the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, California Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic, and the Redlands Symphony. He has performed chamber music as a member of the Imbroglio Quintet, Pacific Winds Quintet and the North Wind Quintet.

Originally from the Chicago area, Mr. Nevin studied with Melvin Warner and received his Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University. Prior to completing his BM, he studied with John Denman at the Univeristy of Arizona. Mr. Nevin received his M.M. and Advanced Studies Diploma in Clarinet Performance from the University of Southern California where he studied with Mitchell Lurie and David Howard. While at USC he performed as Principal Clarinet of the American Youth Symphony and was also a member of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra. He also performed in a number of summer orchestral festivals, including the Disney World Pops Orchestra at Epcot Center, the National Repertory Orchestra in Keystone, Colorado, and the Grand Teton summer festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Mr. Nevin is also a woodwind repair technician, and has a workshop at his home in Claremont. When not involved in musical endeavors, he and his professional clarinetist wife Kay walk and hike with their two Siberian huskies, Rex and Sheba.