Roddy Terrell was born and raised in North Carolina. He began playing clarinet at the age of 12 and was instantly in love with the sound. In 2005, he attended the Governor’s School of North Carolina and during this program, decided to make music his life’s passion and career. Roddy attended Furman University in Greenville, SC where he studied with Robert Chesebro and earned his Bachelor Degree in Music Performance in 2010.
After graduation, Roddy attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA where he studied Clarinet with Robert DiLutis. From 2014-2017 Roddy served in the US Army as a clarinet player for the 82nd Airborne Division Band.
In November of 2015, Roddy began his Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He graduated in 2018 and decided to use his skills as a clarinetist and an entrepreneur to found Oak City Clarinet.
Roddy is an active teacher and performer. Recently, he has performed with The Carolina Philharmonic and Orchestra 2100. He is also a member of The Poinsett Wind Symphony based in Greenville, SC.
Roddy is attending UNCG School of Music where he is a second year masters student in Clarinet Performance. His teachers are Dr. Anthony Taylor and Dr. Andy Hudson.
Roddy is dedicated to his students and teaching them everything he knows about music. Roddy lives in Greensboro, NC with his husband and 3 dogs.