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Arianna Hammond

Organization: United States Navy Band
Title: Principal Clarinet, United States Navy Band
Program Graduation: BM, ALP Certificate 2017
Musical Studies: Clarinet
Musical Specialties: Large Ensemble, Military
Quote: “ALP is one of the most distinguishing opportunities available to Eastman students. My experiences in ALP classes and internships uniquely prepared me with both the soft and hard skills necessary to succeed as a military musician – beginning with the interview portion of the audition and extending through the non-performing roles that I have taken on in our command (including managing national auditions, coordinating our Young Artist Solo Competition, and serving as a representative of the Navy Band annually at the Midwest Clinic). Additionally, I partially credit my audition success to my ALP internship experience with The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” There is nothing as educational and inspiring as getting the chance to observe (and perform with!) professionals in your dream career field!”


Arianna Hammond is the Principal Clarinetist of the United States Navy Band. She joined the band in 2017, after completing her BM in Clarinet Performance from the Eastman School of Music earlier that year. She was named Assistant Principal of the Navy Band in 2019 and was later appointed Principal Clarinet in 2021. While at Eastman, she studied with Jon Manasse and received additional mentorship from Kenneth Grant. Additionally, Arianna studied with Richie Hawley at the 2017 Music Academy of the West Summer School & Festival, and she has performed with Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony, and The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”