Joelle La Rue-Gardner
A native Canadian based in Washington, DC, clarinetist Joelle La Rue-Gardner is a versatile orchestral and chamber musician performing throughout the mid-atlantic. She currently serves as Principal Clarinet with Long Bay Symphony and the LBSO Wind Quintet. She has performed with the Greenville Symphony, Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, New Dominion Chorale, City Choir of Washington, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, North Charleston POPS!, Spoleto Festival USA, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra , Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. As a sought after educator and clinician, Joelle's private studio includes students of all ages.
Joelle has studied with Mike Rusinek, Victoria Luperi, Connie Gitlin and Daniel Gilbert. Joelle holds a certificate in the Orchestral Performance Residency Program at Carnegie Mellon University, where she also completed a Master's in Music Performance. She received her Bachelor's in Music Performance from the University of Manitoba.
Besides music, Joelle's creative pursuits include baking, nail art, designing knitting patterns and exploring National Parks with her husband