Noel Steier comes to 21C with a deep love of classical music, which she discovered the moment she first picked up a clarinet at the age of ten. Since then, she has relentlessly pursued this passion, earning graduate degrees in performance and appearing in music festivals across the U.S. and Europe. She first joined 21C as a digital marketing and PR fellow in 2019, before being offered a full-time position as the company’s promotions coordinator in February 2020, just weeks before the pandemic hit. Fortunate to have braved the hard years for the arts that followed, she now works on 21C’s PR team, where she creates press materials, communicates with media, assists the editorial team, manages PR fellows, and more.

Noel lives in Poughkeepsie, NY, with her husband and two young daughters. In her spare time, she serves as the general manager, string librarian, and substitute clarinetist of the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. A Hudson Valley native, she is thrilled at the vibrant arts community that has grown in the region, and is particularly proud of 21C’s ongoing work with Bard and Caramoor.