Dena Orkin


Dena Orkin is a clarinetist who is passionate about performance and education. She is currently in the last stages of finishing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Rutgers University, where she was a teaching assistant, and holds a Master’s degree from The Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of California, Los Angeles where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Latin Honors. Orkin currently teaches for the Harmony Program in New York City, and freelances throughout New York and New Jersey. Ms. Orkin has performed under such conductors as Leif Segerstam, Marin Alsop and Leon Fleisher and has worked with artists including members of the New Jersey Symphony, musicians of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Dick Van Dyke, and J.C. Chasez of NSYNC.

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