Alicia Gutierrez is a Costa Rican clarinet player. They are currently studying to earn their Performance Diploma at Michigan State University under the direction of Dr. Guy Yehuda. Alicia came to the U.S. in 2014 to start their undergrad program in music performance at Duquesne University with Professor Ron Samuels and earned her Masters in clarinet performance from Carnegie Mellon University in the spring of 2021 with Professor Thomas Thompson.
Gutierrez has performed on various occasions with the Banda Nacional de San Jose, Costa Rica, and is currently a substitute at Johnstown Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. Gutierrez has been awarded second and third place in the Keynotes Competition in 2017 and 2018 and first place in the Woman’s Advisory Board Competition in 2018.