As a graduate of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and Boston University Metropolitan College, Manda has obtained a diverse education in performance and performing arts management. As a clarinetist, Manda has performed in Illinois, Alabama, Ohio, and Massachusetts as a soloist, chamber musician, and in large ensembles. Her performances have been well received for their diverse programming and superior musicianship and technique.

Manda began teaching clarinet and piano in 2008 while she was still in high school. She began with beginning and intermediate musicians and quickly received the opportunity to coach advanced players at one of Illinois’ top high school band programs. While studying in Ohio, she began teaching clarinet and piano at the Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School. Currently, Manda continues teaching in Boston, MA through Takelessons and Musika as well as through her own personal network.

Outside of her performances and teaching, Manda has held positions as a fundraiser and administrator at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Massachusetts, the Brooke Charter Schools, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Currently she works as the Educational Program Director with NEMPAC in addition to teaching privately.


biophoto-copyThe daughter of two music teachers, Jaclyn was fortunate to begin playing the flute at seven years of age, and was immediately immersed into the world of performing arts. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University (in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music) and Boston University, Jaclyn holds B.A.s in Music Performance and Spanish, a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management, and an M.S. in Arts Administration. As a flutist, Jaclyn has performed in Boston’s Symphony Hall, Severance Hall in Cleveland, and Kitara Hall in Sapporo, Japan. She is an experienced solo performer, chamber musician, and wind ensemble and symphony orchestra member. Jaclyn has additionally studied voice, piano, theatre, and ballet to round out her music education.
As an administrator, Jaclyn works in general management for Emerson Stage and Juventas New Music Ensemble. She has previously held positions with The Boston Conservatory, Danforth Art, and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and volunteers for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Ballet. To learn more visit Jaclyn’s website: