About Us

Press Kit

Clarinettissimo envisions a dynamic community of musicians, educators, and music lovers enriching art and music in Western Washington and beyond.

Sean Osborn, President/Treasurer
Mary Kantor, Vice-President/Secretary
Heather Bentley
Florie Rothenberg
Susan Telford
Marcel Helland

Our mission is to encourage the education and performance of clarinet and wind instruments through festivals, school visits, workshops, concerts, and more, in Western Washington and beyond.

Clarinettissimo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation registered in Washington State. It started in 2001, when Sean Osborn produced the first Clarinettissimo concert. Since then, it has grown to a weekend-long festival, and a concert series. We now run the Orca Concert Series, which includes the Clarinettissimo Clarinet Festival, a free festival of concerts, master-classes, workshops, vendors, and a community clarinet choir, now in its 20th year. We also do school visits, including performances, workshops, coachings or other educational activities. Please contact us to arrange a school concert or to volunteer.

Donations are Tax-Deductable.

Our Values
Everyone deserves access to great live music.
Live music makes vibrant communities.
Chamber music with wind instruments is an important but neglected art form.
Clarinet education and performance are important.

Non-discrimination policy
Clarinettissimo does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and contracted individuals, selection of volunteers, board, and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our musicians, staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Clarinettissimo is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, board membership, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, creed, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.