Originally from Miami, Florida, Clay moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida where he studied Music Performance. During his academic career, he was under the tutelage of David W. Brubeck, Marc Dickman, Dave Steinmeyer and Roy Pickering. Clay has performed throughout the United States as well as overseas in Germany and China. This includes performances at Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and Movie Park in Germany. In February of 2013, he completed a year-long tour with the continuously traveling Glenn Miller Orchestra during which he toured the United States, Canada, and Japan. Shortly after returning home after his stint with the GMO, he was hired by The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to tour New Zealand, Australia, and Quebec between summer of ‘14 and fall of ‘15. Clay now currently freelances and teaches throughout Central Florida.