Olivia manages the orchestra’s calendaring process and coordinates all aspects of artistic operations for the Orchestra. She is also responsible for managing the Orchestra’s numerous community engagement activities. Olivia also plays a key role in the planning and execution of the Sarasota Music Festival. Before joining the Sarasota Orchestra, Olivia served as both the Marketing and Engagement Coordinator and Box Office Manager for the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. She is the former Director of Intermediate Girls Lakeside at Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan.

In addition to her work as an arts administrator, Olivia is also a clarinetist. As a soloist and chamber musician, Olivia is equally at home in both classical and contemporary styles, although her favorite works come from the Romantic era.

Get to know Olivia Steinman Deems

Hometown: Monroe, MI

First year with Sarasota Orchestra: 2019

Education and Experience: Olivia earned a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Akron, and a Doctor of Music in clarinet performance with Specialized Studies in Arts Administration from Florida State University. Her primary applied teachers include Dr. Deborah Bish, Dr. Kristina Belisle Jones, and Dr. Kimberly Cole Luevano.

Favorite piece of music: Olivia says, "The Brahms clarinet sonatas are among my favorite compositions. They are so heartfelt, timeless, and always feed my spirit."


Box Office: 941-953-3434
Administration: 941-953-4252


Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
And at the concert venue one hour prior to showtime.

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

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All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

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Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.

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