Kelly Brooks is a clarinetist and music educator from Glendora, California. She received a Bachelor of Music, cum laude from California State University, Northridge where she studied clarinet with Dr. Julia Heinen. In addition to music performance at CSUN, Kelly studied music education with professors Mary Schliff and Dr. Lawrence Stoffel. She was a student officer of CSUN’s NAfME Collegiate Chapter, which was recognized with the CMEA Collegiate NAfME Chapter Award at CASMEC. Kelly enjoyed playing with the CSUN Wind Ensemble under the baton and leadership of Dr. Larry Stoffel.
As a music education student, Kelly was honored as a Mary Bayramian Art Scholar, with the Mary Louise Reilly Music Education Scholarship and induction into the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. She volunteered to teach music at Calahan Community Charter School, the Must Have Music Program in Woodland Hills, and Glendale High School through a summer music program. Kelly performed with the Glendale Youth Orchestra, The Master’s College Wind Ensemble, and the College of the Canyons Symphonic Band.
Since moving to South Lake Tahoe, Kelly has performed with the Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and received a Master of Music in Music Education from Kent State University. Kelly teaches band, orchestra, and choir at South Tahoe Middle School.