Krista Weiss is currently in her fourth season as principal clarinet of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Prior to her appointment as principal, she spent two seasons as the CIP’s second clarinetist. Krista is also entering her fourth season as second clarinet with the Richmond Indiana Symphony and served as principal clarinet of the Terre Haute Symphony from 2008-2013. An active freelancer, Krista has recently performed with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the South Bend Symphony, the Muncie Symphony, the Carmel Symphony, the Lafayette Symphony, and the Indianapolis Opera. In addition, in the spring and fall of 2012 Krista was invited to perform several concerts with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida under the baton of music director Michael Tilson Thomas.
Krista received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance from Indiana University, where she was a student of Eli Eban. During the 2010-2011 school year, she served as the clarinet instructor at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, maintaining a studio of undergraduate and graduate students and performing with the ISU Faculty Woodwind Quintet.
Krista spent this past summer in Aspen, Colorado, where she participated in her second year as the Aspen Music Festival’s E-Flat Clarinet Fellow. This was her fourth summer in Aspen, where she previously attended as the B-Flat Clarinet Fellow in 2008 and 2009. In addition to her time in Aspen, Krista has spent previous summers performing with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado; the Chautauqua Music Festival in Chautauqua, New York; the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina; and the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington.
Krista grew up in Bellevue, Washington and loves the rain. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, drinking coffee, cooking, traveling, and getting hooked on a good TV show.