Andy Sharma, clarinet

Andy Sharma is a graduate of Portland State University, where he was a Jeanine B. Cowles scholar and clarinet performance student of Dr. Barbara Heilmair, as well as the principal clarinetist of PSU Wind Symphony. He also played principal in Metropolitan Youth Symphony and toured Europe with the Oregon Ambassadors of Music, where he was the principal clarinetist in the band, performing in U.K., France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Germany. He won the 2009 District 15 OSAA Solo contests in both clarinet and voice. He has been presented with the “Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence” by the U.S. Marines Youth Foundation and received awards from the Westview High School for “Most Outstanding and Inspirational Musician.”

Andy has played the clarinet for eleven years. As a winner of the Young Artist Competition, he performed Carl Maria Von Weber’s “Concertino” for Clarinet with the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra in May 2011, and also was a winner of the Chamber Music Society of Oregon’s Concerto Competition, and performed the Weber Concerto No. 1 with the Oregon Sinfonietta Orchestra in 2012. He has also been a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, and played with the Pacific Crest Wind Symphony. He has performed with the PSU Clarinet Ensemble, Madrigal Choir, and Symphony Orchestra and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clarinet performance at Indiana University.

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