Vince Dominguez enjoys a multifaceted musical career and works as a performer, music educator, arts administrator, and marketing creative. Based out of Phoenix, AZ, Vince performs with the Cactus Chamber Musicians and has appeared with a variety of musical groups throughout the valley including the Phoenix Symphony, West Valley Symphony, Symphony of the Southwest, and the Scottsdale Arts Orchestra. Beyond Phoenix, Vince has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Fringe Opera, Lexington Opera, and Lakeview Orchestra, having performed with world-renowned artists including Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Christine Brewer, Pink Martini, and Arturo Sandoval. As a soloist, he has performed with the Symphony of the Southwest and the Arizona State University Wind Orchestra. In Summer 2013, Vince made his international performance debut with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (UKSO) during a cross-country concert tour throughout China with sold-out performances in in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Yangzhou, and Tianjin.
As a passionate educator, Vince has held woodwind faculty positions at several non-profit organizations including Central Music Academy (Lexington, KY), the Merit School of Music (Chicago, IL), The Ravinia Festival (Chicago, IL), and Harmony Project (PHX). He is passionate about building bridges for clarinetists of all levels of ability and takes pride in the idea that every student should have the opportunity to feel empowered by music. Vince maintains a private studio of students of all ages, many of which have chosen to pursue music at universities and conservatories throughout the United States and abroad.
In an effort to invest in the evolution of classical music, Vince has maintained an active career in the world of arts administration, holding marketing leadership roles with several non-profit organizations, including the Merit School of Music (Chicago, IL), Danspiek Dance Theatre (Brooklyn, NY) and the Lexington Philharmonic (Lexington, KY), and Oh My Ears Festival (Phoenix, AZ). During his time with the LexPhil, Vince led the orchestra in a significant branding transformation and was published in Symphony Magazine, highlighting his work as an innovative marketing leader in the orchestral performance community. With an arsenal of diverse experience, Vince has presented international lectures and clinics on marketing and personal branding for musicians, with appearances at ClarinetFest, the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference, and Clarinet Days across the country. A lifelong learner, he is passionate about thinking outside of the box, building new audiences and engaging the broadest possible community in music as listeners, musicians, and lifelong advocates.
Vince is currently completing the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University and holds one of two graduate teaching assistantships. He earned his Masters of Music from the University of Kentucky and his Bachelor of Music from Arizona State University. His principal teachers include Dr. Robert Spring, Dr. Scott Wright, and Dr. Joshua Gardner. Vince performs on Henri Selmer Paris Privelège clarinets.