Richard Mannoia, clarinetist, performs a wide variety of orchestral, chamber, folk and new music in diverse venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Joe’s Pub, Galapagos Arts Space, and the Whitney Museum. A veteran member of the interdisciplinary performance collaborative, VisionIntoArt, he has been performing new music with theater, poetry, dance and film in NYC and abroad. He has been freelancing in the New York area since graduating from Manhattan School of Music and, in addition to local performances, has performed abroad extensively in countries as far reaching as South Africa, Nepal, Serbia, and Paraguay. Mr. Mannoia maintains a deep commitment to educational outreach and teaches and performs outreach concerts for the New York Philharmonic, including performances on the Philharmonic’s Asian tours to Japan and Abu Dhabi. Along with bassist/composer Jon Deak, Mr. Mannoia was invited by Venezuela’s renowned El Sistema to lead workshops and introduce composition to the Venezuelan model. Since 2007, Mr. Mannoia has been lead mentor for the Fellows of the Juilliard-Carnegie Hall Academy. As a consultant, Mr. Mannoia has trained musicians, curated concerts, and designed curriculum for many organizations including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New World Symphony, New York City Opera, 92nd St Y, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and the Guggenheim Museum. Since 2008, he has designed and hosted the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Saturday Pre-Concert Adventures in the Kimmel Center. He has also taught at the Professional Performing Arts High School, coached chamber music at Juilliard Pre-College, and coached graduate chamber music at Manhattan School of Music for educational outreach performances.