Children's Music Workshop Faculty

Claire Casanova is a clarinetist, native Philadelphian and currently a senior at Temple University studying Music Education. At Temple she was rewarded the Presidential Scholarship and The Stuart J. Best Memorial Scholarship for Clarinet. During her sophomore year of high school, she was accepted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY) Artists’ Initiative. She studied with Dr. Rie Suzuki, Clarinet Professor at Rowan University and Gi Lee, the assistant clarinetist of the Met Orchestra. She has participated in many ensembles including PMEA District 12, All-City Band and Orchestra, and Philadelphia Sinfonia Players. This year she created her own chamber group led by Gi Lee. Claire is also an alumna of Project 440’s Doing Good program where she became the Co-founder and Director of Outreach, in her own non-profit, Generation Music. This organization provides, encourages, and exposes classical music education to underrepresented youth in school districts that can not afford to do so. She has received the Sphinx Connect Fellowship to visit the Sphinx Connect convention in Detroit.

Education: Studying Music Education at Temple University

Specialties: Childrens Music Workshop

Divisions: Early Childhood