Jeanmarie Riccobono, Clarinet
Jeanmarie Riccobono joined the Traverse Symphony Orchestra in 1996 and is currently the orchestra’s principal clarinetist. She has performed with scores of American orchestras including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and has participated in the Spoleto, Aspen, Sarasota, and Chautauqua music festivals. She has been on faculty of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Interlochen Arts Camp. An active recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Riccobono was the 1996 grand prize winner of the Boosey and Hawkes/Buffet North American clarinet competition, culminating in a solo recital at the ‘Musicora’ Festival of the Paris Conservatory. She currently performs with Trio Joyeaux, a clarinet, harp cello ensemble and performs educational outreach and a new series of community concerts called “The Melodious Adventurers” combining the aspect of open rehearsals, concerts, artful cuisine and social gatherings with the Traverse Woodwind Quintet. Ms. Riccobono studied clarinet performance and earned her Bachelor’s and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and Master’s from Northwestern University. Her major teachers include Robert Marcellus, Frank Kowalsky, John Bruce Yeh, Charles Neidich and Stanley Hasty. Interested in all aspects of music performance, she has served as fundraiser, personnel manager and orchestra manager for the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and Traverse Youth Orchestras and currently serves as fundraising and tour coordinator for Traverse City West High School Orchestra. She established the ‘Music on Monday’ performing artist series at the Traverse Children’s House where she taught music classes to young children for ten years. Active at all levels of music education, she is an in-demand clarinet clinician and currently teaches clarinet at her private studio and at numerous schools in the Grand Traverse area.