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Weily Grina-Shay is a clarinetist currently residing in the Twin Cities. She has performed with several ensembles such as the Mankato Symphony, Wayzata Symphony, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Concert Orchestra, and Occasional Symphony.
Weily's interest in contemporary music has led her to co-found 10th Wave, a chamber music collective based in the Twin Cities. 10th Wave seeks to revolutionize the performance of traditional and contemporary classical music with innovative concert programs to connect and engage new audiences in the Twin Cities.
Weily is also a member of Chione Quintet, an all female woodwind quintet based in the Twin Cities. With Chione, Weily has performed in various venues such as, Icehouse Minneapolis, the Current's 2018 Rock the Cradle event, and as Courtroom Concert Artists at the Schubert Club. In Fall 2018-Winter 2019, Chione will be performing at various schools around Minnesota as MPR Class Note Artists.
In addition to her love for performing, Weily enjoys teaching and spreading the joy of learning music. As of Fall 2018, Weily became the private clarinet instructor for Bethel University. In the past, Weily served as a guest clinician for Centennial and Anoka High Schools. She also served as a guest clinician throughout the Fairfax County Public School district in Northern Virginia.
Weily received her Master of Music degree at the Peabody Institute of Music studying under Anthony McGill in May 2016 where she was awarded the Martha and William Bill Memorial Prize in Clarinet. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying under Ixi Chen in December 2013.