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KT Somero

About this Artist

Librarian KT Somero earned a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and a Master of Music from DePaul University, both in Clarinet Performance. Her teachers included Gary Gray and John Bruce Yeh.

KT began at the piano, and her first orchestral training was as a clarinetist in the San Jose Symphony Youth Orchestra. She subsequently performed in everything from jazz, marching, and rock bands to opera and musical theater pits. Contemporary chamber music became her focus, and collaboration with living composers combined with an interest in behind-the-scenes music production led to library work.

After four years as a freelance, on-call librarian for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, KT was hired full-time in 2019, and joined the orchestra in 2020 during a global pandemic. She has served as librarian for the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Dance at the Music Center, Celebrity Opera Series at The Broad Stage, The Colburn School Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, and Peninsula Music Festival.

KT has been active in the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association since 2007. A proud California native, she is enthusiastic about travel and the outdoors.