Kristen Volta, Featured Soloist (Clarinet)
Winter 2022 Concert, Premier Rhapsody for Clarinet
Kristen Volta is a performer and music educator in Del Norte County. She has earned her Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from Northern Arizona University where she has played in numerous productions. Studying under clarinetist Cris Inguanti, she was principal clarinetist of the Northern Arizona Symphony Orchestra and Northern Arizona Wind Ensemble from 2016-2018, playing in pieces such as: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) by Mozart, Beethoven’s 4th Symphony, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto, and Capriccio Espagnol by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. She was also a part of the Kokopelli and Friends chamber music concert performing Serenade for Winds by Antonin Dvorak.
After attending college Kristen went on to pursue and expand her career in education, finding a job at Crescent Elk Middle School in Crescent City, CA. She has worked at Crescent Elk for 3 years now and is in her fourth year of teaching. She is also a member of the Wild Rivers Symphony as principal clarinet.
When she is not out teaching or playing the clarinet, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, paddle boarding on the lakes and lagoons, and going out on hikes in the forest.