Artist in Residence
Robin Seletsky attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where she performed Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie with the Boston Pops as the first prize winner in the NEC graduating competition. She later attended the Juilliard School and in 1993 received her MA in Music History from Binghamton University. Her teachers include her father, Harold Seletsky, as well as Peter Hadcock of the Boston Symphony and renowned pedagogue, Leon Russianoff. Formerly the assistant principal and Eb clarinetist with the San Antonio Symphony, she recently retired as Principal Clarinetist with both the Glimmmerglass Opera Festival and the Binghamton Philharmonic after over 30 years of service. An accomplished klezmer musician, Robin has performed extensively around the country and overseas as both a klezmer soloist and with her ensemble, Big Galut(e). In addition to her responsibilities at Hartwick College, she teaches clarinet at SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Broome, has popular clarinet instructional videos on YouTube, and an active online teaching studio and blogs regularly at her website.