Krista Weiss is the adjunct clarinet professor at Northern Kentucky University. In addition to her position at NKU, Krista maintains a large studio of private students in the Cincinnati area and coaches masterclasses and sectionals at schools throughout Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. She previously served as the clarinet instructor at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.
Krista earned both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance from Indiana University, where she was a student of Eli Eban. She has also spent summers studying and performing at the Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Chautauqua Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, and Marrowstone Music Festival.
Since moving to the Cincinnati area in 2013, Krista has had an active career as a freelance musician and has recently performed with ensembles including the Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Richmond (VA) Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony. In addition to orchestral playing, Krista also enjoys a playing as a studio musician and can be heard on dozens of concert band recordings for the Hal Leonard Corporation.
Krista has served as an Artist Clinician for D’Addario Woodwinds since 2013, presenting masterclasses on woodwind equipment, pedagogy, and fundamentals at hundreds of public schools, colleges, and music conferences across the Midwest.