Clarinetist Jo-Ann Sternberg leads a diverse musical life in the New York area as a chamber musician, orchestral player, music educator, and interpreter of new music. Jo-Ann is a member of the Borealis Wind Quintet, Richardson Chamber Players, Riverside Symphony, Sequitur Ensemble, Saratoga Chamber Players, and Wind Soloists of New York; principal clarinet of the orchestras of the Oratorio Society of NY, the NY Choral Society, and St John the Divine; and she also regularly performs and tours with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Company, American Symphony, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Musicians from Marlboro; and can often be heard playing in a number of Broadway musicals.
Following her undergraduate years in the combined Tufts University/New England Conservatory dual degree program (BA in English/BM in Clarinet Performance) where she was mentored by Peter Hadcock, Ms. Sternberg continued her studies at Yale University with David Shifrin and at The Juilliard School with Charles Neidich where she was awarded the William Kappell Memorial Award. Currently, Ms. Sternberg serves on the faculties of the Music Performance Program of Princeton University, the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music PreCollege, and maintains an active teaching studio from her New York City home. Additionally, she serves as a mentor for the Juilliard Mentoring Program and coaches chamber ensembles for the New York Youth Symphony.
In the summer months, Ms. Sternberg lives in Maine where she is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond, performs and teaches at the Chamber Music Conference & Composers’ Forum of the East at Bennington College, and participates in numerous performance residences throughout greater New England. Previous summers have featured performance residencies at the Portland Chamber Music Festival, Salt Bay Chamber Fest, Mount Desert Chamber Music Festival, Sebago/Long Lake Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Marlboro, Norfolk, North Country Chamber Players, and Ravinia. From September through May, Ms. Sternberg resides in Manhattan with her husband and children.
Ms Sternberg is a Selmer Artist.