MM, Northwestern University
Leslie Grimm is one of Chicago's most prominent freelance clarinetists and has performed with the area's most distinguished ensembles, including the St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Grant Park Symphonies, as well as with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, the Chicago Philharmonic, and the Chicago Sinfonietta. She has frequently appeared with the Joffrey Ballet and the American Ballet Theater. She has actively worked in the commercial recording industry for such corporations as McDonald's, United, Anheuser-Busch, Allstate, Arthur Anderson, and Kellogg Company and has recorded on the Teldec, Koss, Centaur, Fanfare, and Pro-Arte labels. Before coming to Northwestern in 1997, she taught at Northern Illinois University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.