“My goal is to become a full-time professional clarinetist, performing with either a world-renowned symphony orchestra or one our nation’s premiere military concert bands.”
Arianna Beyer is a currently pursuing a MM in Clarinet Performance at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, in the studio of Richie Hawley. She earned her BM in Clarinet Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Jon Manasse. Additionally, Arianna will attend the 2017 Music Academy of the West Summer School & Festival, and she has performed with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Concert Band, The United States Army Field Band, and The United States Navy Band.
Graduating with a BM in Clarinet Performance and an Arts Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in May 2017, Arianna Beyer has already been recognized for her musical accomplishments and her passion for community service. While at Eastman, Arianna studied with Jon Manasse, served as President of Eastman’s Mu Upsilon chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, maintained a 4.0 GPA, and she was recently elected to join the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda. In the fall, Arianna will matriculate at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University to pursue a MM in Clarinet Performance in the studio of Richie Hawley. Additionally, she will spend her summer of 2017 studying at the Music Academy of the West Summer School & Festival in Santa Barbara, CA.
In the summer of 2016, Arianna was honored to intern with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, D.C. This 6-week long program afforded Arianna the unique and invaluable opportunity to shadow numerous rehearsals, concerts, educational and therapy outreach programs, audio/tech crew support, and even conduct The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Concert Band. Most notably, Arianna was privileged to perform on four concerts with TUSAB Concert Band as a clarinet section member.
After winning the national United States Navy Band High School Concerto Competition (2013), Arianna was recognized in the Congressional Record by the Hon. Daniel Webster (Florida) for her “hard work, dedication, and achievement” that “has allowed her to gain tremendous recognition as a clarinetist at a young age.”
Additional honors and awards include: 198th Army Band Solo and Small Ensemble Competition College Solo Winner (2016); Gerke Collegiate Artist Winner (2015); National YoungArts Foundation Competition Winner (2013 and 2014).
Founder and president of S.M.I.L.E.S. (Sharing Music and Improving Lives with Every Song, her ongoing community service initiative), Arianna encourages and enables student musicians to perform at places of institutionalized care such as hospitals and retirement homes. In addition, Arianna is self-employed as a private clarinet teacher to young, aspiring clarinetists.
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