Colleen Hartung

Colleen Hartung, DMA

Adjunct Faculty




Research Interests

Gender and music


  • DMA: Clarinet Performance, Michigan State University
  • MM: Clarinet Performance, University of North Carolina, School of the Arts
  • BM: Clarinet Performance, University of North Carolina, School of the Arts


Colleen Hartung, DMA, is an avid freelance musician that has recently relocated to the Boston area. Prior to her move, Hartung performed with the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, the Ashlawn Opera Festival Orchestra, and the Allentown Symphony. She was second clarinet with the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra and principal clarinet with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. She premiered Ryan Woodward’s Suite for Clarinet and Violin with Marcus Smolensky at the International Clarinet Association’s Mid-America Clarinet Festival in Ohio. Along with colleague Stacie Thompson, Hartung reintroduced Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Diaphonic Suite No. 3 for Two Clarinets at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Ostende, Belgium.

As a chamber musician, Hartung was a founding member of the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet while on the faculty of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. This ensemble gave performances and masterclasses throughout the East Coast. She has also performed with the Dover Quartet and toured internationally with the Weis Trio.

Outside the classical realm, Hartung has performed with Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Kansas, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, NEA Jazz Master Rufus Reid, and jazz pianist Dan Tepfer. Her teachers include Brian Moorhead, Robert Listokin, Mark Nuccio, and Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr.