About Audrey Conklin
Audrey Conklin is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance. While at Penn State, Audrey performed in the Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, and other chamber music ensembles. In these groups, she played both clarinet and bass clarinet. Additionally, she served as a clarinet section leader in the Marching Blue Band.
In 2016, Audrey moved to Huntsville, Alabama where she began a freelance career as a performer and teacher. She served as the Administrative Assistant and Clarinet Instructor for the Hawthorne Conservatory, a local non-profit arts organization. As an educator, Audrey has enjoyed helping students of all levels achieve their goals. Her students frequently receive successful placement in youth orchestras, all-state festivals, college honor bands, and competitions.
Audrey returned to Penn State in 2021 to complete a Professional Performance Certificate in clarinet, studying with Dr. Anthony Costa. She was a co-winner of the Penn State orchestra concerto competition, performing Scott McAllister’s Black Dog with the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra in April 2022. This Fall, Audrey will be attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to begin work on a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance and Literature. She looks forward to working with the students at the Illinois Community Music Academy as a clarinet instructor.