Paige Stafford


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2023 Festival Fellows

Originally from Jamestown, New York, clarinetist Paige Stafford was the winner of the 2021 Woodwind Concerto Competition at Indiana University, two-time winner of the Ohio Northern University Concerto Competition, and the First Prize Stanley Drucker Award winner at the 2018 Buffet USA Summer Clarinet Academy. Passionate about orchestral music, Paige is the second clarinetist of the Lima Symphony Orchestra in Ohio and has served as Principal clarinet of several collegiate orchestras. In 2022, Paige received a Master of Music degree in Clarinet from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma, studying with Eli Eban. She also holds degrees in Music Performance and Music History and Literature from Ohio Northern University. Paige has attended the Sarasota Music Festival (2022), the Kent Blossom Music Festival (2022, 2019) and the Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy (2018).