B i o g r a p h y
Laura Sabo has been a teacher and freelance musician in the Cincinnati area since 2002 when she moved here from Cleveland. She received her Doctoral degree in clarinet performance from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 2013 with a minor in ethnomusicology. She also holds a Masters degree in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Bachelors in music from the Ohio State University. Her teachers have included members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with almost every orchestra in the region including the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Queen City Opera Orchestra, Butler Philharmonic, Ohio Valley Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. She is also a founding member of the woodwind quintet Wayside Winds. As an educator she has taught some of the most talented and accomplished young musicians in the area. Her students have won auditions for the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, and have gone on to study music at CCM/UC, Northern Kentucky University, West Virginia University, and Berea College. She has private studios at the Cincinnati Music Academy and Northern Kentucky School of Music. Laura combines her love of teaching and performing as the clarinetist for the educational ensemble School House Symphony, and as the organizer and director of Classical Revolution Cincinnati.
In addition to classical music Laura also performs dixieland with Lagniappe, gypsy jazz with the Marmalade Brigade, klezmer with the Queen City Klezmorim, and rock and roll with Strange Creature, making her one of the most versatile clarinetists in the region.