Yarina Conners joined The Clarice in 2016 as Artistic Administrator for the Artist Partner Program. Focusing specifically on the operational and administrative aspects of the presenting program, Yarina plays a key role as the liaison for the Artist Partner Program with multiple departments of The Clarice.
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music with a Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance, Yarina has worked at The Cleveland Orchestra and at Classical Movements, a premiere concert touring company. While working at The Cleveland Orchestra, Yarina managed all operations of three youth choruses, in addition to working with the renowned Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. During her time with Classical Movements as Senior Operations Manager, Yarina arranged tours for The Minnesota Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in addition to running an international choral festival in Washington, DC. She has arranged concert tours for ensembles to the following countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Turkey, Georgia, Scotland, France, England, Spain, and China, as well as many cities across the United States.
Yarina emigrated from Moscow, Russia in 1994 and currently lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, a musician in the Pershing’s Own Army Band, and their Irish Doodle dog, Cooper.