Sandra Halberstadt

Orchestra of Indian Hill — Second Clarinet
New to CSSM in 2019

BMus (Eastman School of Music)


Sandra Halberstadt is second clarinet in the Orchestra of Indian Hill and performs actively throughout New England. She has performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Portland Symphony (Maine), Springfield Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Chorus of Westerly, Opera Providence,  Festival Ballet Providence, and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. She can be heard on the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of Mahler Symphony No. 6 on the IMP Masters label. Her festival orchestra appearances include serving as principal clarinet of the Heidelberg Castle Festival in Heidelberg, Germany, and two summers at the Aspen Music Festival. As a member of the Hanson Woodwind Quintet, she has twice been a prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, receiving the gold medal in 1993 and the bronze in 1992. The Hanson Wind Quintet was also a prizewinner at the Carmel International Chamber Music Competition in 1993. Sandra received the Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where she was a student of Peter Hadcock.  Her other clarinet instructors include Tom Martin, John Yeh, and Howard Klug. She and her husband Drew enjoy hiking, skiing, and playing chamber music with their six children.