Adella Carlson


Clarinetist Adella Carlson is a performer and educator passionate about increasing the social relevance and accessibility of contemporary classical music. Actively involved in arts administration, education, and performance, Adella currently holds positions as the UNCG School of Music Administrative Assistant and the Ensemble Manager for the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, in addition to teaching a small private studio of clarinet and piano students. Equally at home in solo, chamber, and large ensemble contexts, Adella is a member of the Chaos Incarné Clarinet Trio and the Piedmont Wind Symphony, and plays regularly with orchestras throughout North Carolina. As a founding member of the Chaos Incarné Trio, which exists to commission and perform works by underrepresented composers, Adella has been invited to play at the American Single Reed Summit, Hero Conference, ICA Low Clarinet Festival, and Clarinetfest. A 500-hour registered yoga teacher, Adella offers yoga classes for musicians as well as incorporating techniques for maintaining physical and mental wellness into her music pedagogy. Adella’s primary teachers are Christopher Howard, Andy Hudson, and Anthony Taylor.


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