CASSWA is a community of clarinet and saxophone enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet and saxophone performance, provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials and information among its members and encourages and promotes the learning, teaching and performance of a wide variety of repertoire and skills for the clarinet and saxophone community in Western Australia.
Allan Meyer has been Chairperson of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of WA Inc. since its inception in 2009. Allan is Section Principal Clarinet with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1990. His distinguished career has seen him perform throughout Australia as well as in Massachusetts, USA. He has been guest Principal Clarinet with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (USA).
After 7 years with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Allan returned to Perth as Principal Clarinet. In 1997 and 1999, Allan performed and taught at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in the USA. He performed in the Musicorda, Mohawk Trail and Williamstown Chamber Music Festivals. In Perth Allan teaches at the UWA Conservatorium of Music and the WA Academy of Performing Arts.
Allan has appeared as soloist with WASO on many occasions and has premiered works by Australian composers James Ledger, Iain Grandage, Richard Mills and Andrew Schultz. He has also performed with the Escher String Quartet. In 2016 he performed the Mozart Concerto, a work he has performed many times with WASO, as part of a regional tour conducted by his former student Christopher Dragon. Christopher is now Resident Conductor of the Colorado Symphony and Music Director of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.
Bridget Cleary is a Perth based classically trained saxophonist, specialising in soprano and alto saxophone. She has a Bachelor (honours) in classical saxophone from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she studied under Dr. Matthew Styles. Bridget is a saxophone performer and teacher, and has students and ensembles from all around Perth. She regularly performs with musicians and well-renowned groups including the Meraki Saxophone Quartet, Perth Saxophone Rockers, The Midnight Gang, Damien and the Dead Band, Perth Tango Orchestra and the Perth Saxophone Collective.