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Department of Music - John Cipolla

John Cipolla

John Cipolla

Office:  FAC 347
Phone:  (270) 745-7093


Dr. John Cipolla is Associate Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University (clarinet & saxophone) and President-Elect of The International Clarinet Association. He has been a New York City woodwind player for many years–including maintaining a long tenure as clarinetist and saxophonist in the woodwind section of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra in New York City. John has also performed and/or recorded with an eclectic array of ensembles and artists ranging from the New York City Opera to performance artist, Meredith Monk to Aretha Franklin. He holds the DMA degree (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), the MM degree (Rutgers University) and the BM degree (The Eastman School of Music). He is a Selmer Clarinet and Gonzalez Reed Performing Artist. John's recent performances and professional activities can be found at:

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