Janet Clippard, bass, is currently the Principal Bass of the Miami City Ballet Orchestra and Orchestra Miami. Previously, she spent 18 years as the Assistant Principal Bass of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Clippard was a founding member of the American Sinfonietta with which, for a decade, she toured annually playing in the great concert halls of Europe. The American Sinfonietta also served as the summer orchestra of the Bellingham Festival of Music in Washington. She also performs occasionally with the Florida Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony. In chamber music performance Ms.Clippard has collaborated with such groups as the Austrian String Quartet, the Delray String Quartet, the Miami String Quartet, and the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival.