Hello, I'm Annie. I play clarinet and bass clarinet, and I like helping other musicians make good things happen. I live in Boston, MA.
I am a co-director of Switchboard Music, which since 2008 has presented over 150 sets of music featuring more than 850 musicians. Every spring we put on an eight-hour marathon festival of the best of the Bay Area's multi-faceted musicmakers. In 2014 I launched our monthly concert series, Switchboard Presents, which is every second Friday of the month at the Center for New Music. I am also Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Musicianship at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA.
Previously, I was Operations & Programs Lead at Zoo Labs, a music accelerator that invests in and explores the intersection of creativty, craft, and commercial viability; I also co-created and taught a class called Musical Startups at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Additionally, I've worked in publicity for the San Francisco Symphony, the Switchboard Music Festival, the Grammy-nominated Bay Brass, Sqwonk, The Living Earth Show, Mobius Trio, composer Belinda Reynolds, and Areon Flutes, and for five years was managing director of the pioneering Magik*Magik Orchestra. I was a founding member of the contemporary group Nonsemble 6, with whom I memorized and staged performances of Schoenberg's cabaret work Pierrot lunaire, directed by Brian Staufenbiel.
Until recently I lived in San Francisco, California and am a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. I began my professional performance career at eighteen as soloist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and trained with Steven Barta at the Peabody Conservatory and Luis Baez and Jerome Simas at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Other things I like are my team at the Lake Merritt Rowing Club and knitting.