Native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Katrina Clements is a clarinetist and music educator currently based in Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona. As a proponent of creative collaborations across art disciplines, her current work focuses on commissioning and performing new pieces for clarinet and multimedia that include visuals to create deeper sensory experiences for audiences. In summer of 2022, she performed two multimedia pieces at the International ClarinetFest® in Reno, Nevada, including the world premiere of a new commission. Upcoming, she was invited to present a lecture on Multimedia Music in 21st-Century Performance at the 2023 ClarinetFest® "Our Global Community: Past, Present, Future.” Previously she has performed multimedia music at the Oh My Ears New Music Festival, the College Music Society Regional Southwest Conferences, the International ClarinetFest® 2019, and lectured on the topic for studios across the US.
Clements was a winner of the 2019 Arizona State University Concerto Competition and performed as a soloist with the ASU Wind Symphony. She also won the concerto competition at the University of Minnesota (2017) and the University of New Mexico (2013), and has appeared as an invited soloist with the New Life Symphony Orchestra Southwest and the Symphony Orchestra of Albuquerque. Internationally, Clements performed as the principal clarinet of the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Festival orchestra (2018) throughout the Czech Republic. She was principal clarinet of the Spazio Music Festival (2014) in Orvieto, Italy.
Clements performs in many capacities throughout the Southwest including subbing clarinet and bass clarinet with the NM Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, and AZ Philharmonic. She has commissioned and premiered new duets for two clarinets with Harbinger Duo, of whom she is co-founder and recently played a program of solo works by underrepresented composers at the Arts at Nativity “Celebrating Women in the Arts” Festival opening concert in March 2022.
Dr. Clements is an adjunct faculty member at Maricopa Community Colleges, teaching clarinet and chamber music at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and music history at Glendale Community College. She has given masterclasses and guest lectures at Peabody Institute, Ithaca College, Glendale Community College, and others. In the greater phoenix area, she is a teaching artist for Harmony Project Phoenix, woodwind coach and director of clarinet choir at Mountain Ridge High School, and maintains a private studio of clarinet and bass clarinet students of all ages. During the summers, Clements teaches on faculty at the Minnesota Clarinet Academy and co-organizes the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Summer Winds Chamber Music Workshop.
Clements holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Arizona State University where she was the clarinet Teaching Assistant from 2017-2019. Additionally, she holds a Master’s of Music from the University of Minnesota in clarinet performance, and a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of New Mexico. Her primary teachers include Robert Spring, Joshua Gardner, Alex Fiterstein, and Keith Lemmons.