ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kim Cassisa joined Wild Prairie Winds as clarinetist in 2019, and has enjoyed performing with
the ensemble ever since! Her favorite adventures of chamber music performance include
performing at Talis Music Festival in Sarajevo, performing a trio concert in Northern Ireland,
and most recently living surrounded by nature for two weeks as artist-in-residence at Lakeside
Laboratory in Milford, Iowa.
Ms. Cassisa finished her M.A. in music performance at the University of
Iowa where she studied with Jorge Montilla and specifically focused on chamber playing. She
completed her B.M. in music performance under Dr. Michael Rowlett at the University of
Mississippi in her hometown of Oxford, MS. She currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Besides
clarinet, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Blue, taking long walks, reading, listening to
true crime podcasts, and learning new instruments.