Featured Musician: Krista Weiss

Krista Weiss is currently in her third season as principal clarinet of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Prior to her appointment as principal, Krista spent two seasons as the CIP’s second clarinetist. She also performs as principal clarinet with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, second clarinet with the Richmond Indiana Symphony, and regularly subs with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Indianapolis Opera.

In addition, in the spring of 2012 Krista was invited to perform several concerts with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida under the baton of music director Michael Tilson Thomas.

Krista received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance from Indiana University, where she was a student of Eli Eban.  During the 2010-2011 school year, she served as the clarinet instructor at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, maintaining a studio of undergraduate and graduate students and performing with the ISU Faculty Woodwind Quintet.

This past summer Krista was invited to attend the Aspen Music Festival as the festival’s E-flat Clarinet Fellow.

This was her third summer in Aspen, where she previously attended as the B-flat Clarinet Fellow in 2008 and 2009. During her time at the AMF she has studied with clarinetists Joaquin Valdepeñas, Burt Hara, and Bil Jackson and performed under conductors such as James Conlon, Peter Oundjian, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, Michael Stern, and David Zinman. Krista has spent previous summers performing with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado; the Chautauqua Music Festival in Chautauqua, New York; the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina; and the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington.

Krista grew up in Bellevue, Washington and loves the rain. Her favorite things include coffee, hiking, dogs, and traveling. One of her goals is to visit all fifty states during her lifetime (she’s currently made it to forty-three!).

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