Dr. Cassandra Hibbard is originally from Camden, MI and holds Music Performance degrees from Western Michigan University and Michigan State University. Her teachers have included James William King, Bradley Wong, and Caroline Hartig.
Dr. Hibbard is an avid performer of solo, chamber, and orchestral music. Currently, Dr. Hibbard is Principal Clarinet of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, the International Clarinet Association recognized Dr. Cassandra Hibbard for a World Premiere performance of a newly commissioned work, “Wouldn’t Harm a Fly” by Thomas Childs, in Baton Rouge, LA in 2014. Dr. Hibbard also performs with the Harpazo Trio with Dr. Paul Rumrill and Dr. Samantha Miller.
Dr. Hibbard has been teaching clarinet at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA, since 2014. The Liberty University Clarinet Ensemble was accepted to perform at the International Clarinet Association’s annual ClarinetFest in 2022 in Reno, NV. Graduates of the LU Clarinet Studio have received placements for graduate study at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Nebraska, Indiana University, and the Boston Conservatory.