Clarinetist Mia Zamora is a passionate performer and teacher. Prior to moving to Dallas, she maintained a private studio in her hometown of Lubbock, TX. In the Spring of 2018, she held an education residency through Michigan State University with her quartet 421 in which she worked with elementary school students on creative musicianship. Other educational outreach has included: doing outreach concerts with children at the East Lansing Public Library, performing in sensory friendly concerts, and the children’s science museum in East Lansing, Impression 5. Internationally, she performed with Spartan Winds Clarinet Quartet in India, giving outreach concerts throughout Kolkata and surrounding rural villages.
In addition to educational events, she had many freelancing opportunities including performing in the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. She has attended several music festivals including: Rocky Ridge Music Festival (RRMC), Eastern Music Festival, PRISMA, and FOOSA. As a soloist she made the final round of the Concerto Competition at PRISMA in 2018, as well as winning the Concerto Competition at RRMC in 2014, and most recently won the 2018-2019 Concerto Competition at Michigan State University. She earned her Bachelor’s in Music Performance and Mathematics at Texas Tech University and her Master’s in Clarinet Performance at Michigan State University. Teachers she has studied with are David Shea, Alain Desgagne, and Guy Yehuda.