Ralph Wilder, clarinet, saxophone and flute, received his musical education at Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois. Ralph has been a band director for High Schools and Colleges, and is Director of the Northwest Concert Band, which he conducts. He is a long time Chicago area professional musician leading the Ralph Wilder Orchestra for many years. His experience ranges from symphony orchestras, Lyric Opera's World Premiere of the first Klezmer Opera "The Property", to jazz, pop, rock, gospel, Broadway, Dixieland and Big Band. Ralph appears on Sweet Early Years, You Should Be So Lucky, and Old Roots New World. A fantastic musical mentor to adult musicians, Ralph can really push adult players to perform at their best!