Angelique Poteat Seattle-based clarinetist Angelique Poteat is the principal clarinetist with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as a soloist with them on several occasions, performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and the Martin Concerto for Seven Winds. An active freelancer, she regularly performs with many other groups in the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Modern Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Boise Philharmonic, Saratoga Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta and Emerald City Music, and she has performed in numerous recordings for video games (most notably, Destiny 2) and theme park exhibits (Sea World, Universal Studios, Florida), as well as premiering and recording many works of living composers. Festival engagements include the Sunriver Music Festival, McCall Music Festival, Siletz Bay Music Festival and Icicle Creek Music Festival.
A strong advocate of education, she is also the Seattle Symphony Orchestra Community Youth Chorus Composition Director. When not performing or composing, Poteat can be found cycling, hiking in the mountains and enjoying the wealth of other outdoor opportunities that Washington State has to offer. She earned degrees at Rice University and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her major clarinet teachers have been Laura DeLuca (Seattle Symphony), Michael Webster (Rochester Philharmonic, Rice University) and Ron Aufmann (Cincinnati Symphony, CCM). [Photo by Larey McDaniel]