Native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Katrina Clements is a clarinetist and music educator currently based in Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona. As a strong 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. This summer, she will perform two multimedia pieces at the International ClarinetFest in Reno, Nevada, including the world premiere of a new work for clarinet and fixed media. Previously she has performed multimedia music at the Oh My Ears New Music Festival, the College Music Society Regional Conference Southwest in 2021 and 2022, and the International ClarinetFest 2019.
Clements was a winner of the 2019 Arizona State University Concerto Competition and performed as a soloist with the ASU Wind Symphony. Previously, she won the concerto competition at the University of Minnesota (2017) and the University of New Mexico (2013), and has appeared as a 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 and the Spazio Music Festival (2014) in Orvieto, Italy.
Clements performs frequently with Harbinger Duo, of whom she is co-founder. Together they have commissioned and premiered new duets for two clarinets. Clements values the opportunity to perform works by underrepresented composers and recently collaborated with pianist, Olga Kim on a program of works by women composers. They gave the opening concert of the Arts at Nativity “Celebrating Women in the Arts” Festival in March 2022.
As a music educator, Clements taught as a teaching assistant in clarinet at Arizona State University from 2017-2019. She has given masterclasses and guest lectures at Peabody Institute, Ithaca College, Glendale Community College and others. In the greater Phoenix metro, she currently teaches as an Artist in Residence at Brophy College Preparatory, on music staff at Mountain Ridge High School serving as a woodwind specialist and director of clarinet choir, and clarinet faculty at Harmony Project Phoenix, as well as her private studio in South Scottsdale.
Clements holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Arizona State University and 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.