Dana Hotle, clarinet, is a multi-faceted musician, arts leader, and educator.
She can be heard performing in both her home state of Missouri and in Illinois as Principal Clarinet with the Illinois Symphony and around the St. Louis area with Chamber Project St. Louis, an ensemble she co-founded in 2012. As the Executive Director of Chamber Project St. Louis, she leads an innovative collaborative of musicians in unique chamber music programs. Chamber Project St. Louis is renowned for its adventurous collaborations with institutions such as The Saint Louis Art Museum, The Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis County Libraries, Webster University, and many other institutions. Performing works by composers historically excluded from the concert stage, alongside modern works and music long beloved by concertgoers, Chamber Project is at the forefront of classical music performance. chamberprojectstl.org
Dana is currently the Coordinator of the Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Department and Clarinet Faculty at the Washington University Department of Music. She has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Winter Opera St. Louis, Union Avenue Opera, and The Cedar Rapids Symphony (now Orchestra Iowa). She has taught at the Community Music School of Webster University since 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Master of Music from The Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with David Krakauer.