Dr. Natalie Groom is a clarinetist, educator, composer, and arts manager in Maryland, where she is the clarinet professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. A few of Natalie’s performance career highlights include being a featured soloist with the White Mountain Symphony Orchestra and performing at The Kennedy Center, New World Center, The Anthem, Phillips Collection, Austrian and Spanish Embassies, and Goethe-Institut. She has toured China with the Fred Fox Quintet and performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Baltimore Symphony Youth Ensemble, Annapolis Symphony, Annapolis Opera, Tucson Symphony, and Symphony of the Potomac.
Natalie particularly loves where chamber music intersects activism—in 2018, Natalie and soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick founded Whistling Hens to perform and commission music by women composers and create a financially and artistically equitable future for women in music.
As a composer/arranger, Natalie’s music has been around the US. April 22nd, an unaccompanied clarinet piece, was featured in the International Clarinet Association Journal in 2022, and she’s currently working on a commission about the stages of grief and a series of story works for children.
Natalie Groom earned her D.M.A. at the University of Maryland, College Park, M.B.A. and M.M. at the University of Arizona, and B.M. at Kent State University, and she studied with Robert DiLutis, Jerry Kirkbride, Dennis Nygren, Amitai Vardi, Jackie Glazier, and Joseph Minocchi.