Faculty Profile

Colleen Corning

NMS Clarinet Faculty
Corning rocks on both clarinet and bass clarinet


Professional

Colleen Corning performed as an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago on clarinet and bass clarinet from 2006 to 2011, in addition to participating in Civic Orchestra Chamber Music. In 2007 she attended the Aspen Music Festival and School where she played primarily on bass clarinet in orchestral and chamber music. Recently, Ms. Corning has performed with Access Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Chicago Composers Orchestra. 

Ms. Corning holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Teaching

Colleen Corning is excited to be on board as a faculty member at New Music School. Her goal as an instructor is to help students build confidence by finding their musical voice on the clarinet. Ms. Corning’s students build a solid foundation in scale study, tone production, and musical expression. Students utilize celebrated method, etude books, and standard solo and ensemble repertoire at every level of study. Whether students go on to pursue a professional career in music, or simply choose to fine-tune their skills on the clarinet for their own enjoyment, they will be challenged to perform at their highest level and to create music in which they can take pride. 

Ms. Corning studied at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Clarinet Performance. In addition to her studies at Roosevelt University, she has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Ms. Corning has been a faculty member at New Music School since 2009.