Potter College News
WKU Music professor performs, teaches at international clarinet festival
- Author: John Cipolla
- Author: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
WKU Music Professor John Cipolla (seated at table on far right) made speech introducing the festival. He is seated with the president of the municipality of Castelo de Paiva, directors of the Festival, along with other jury members from Portugal, Spain, France, Peru, Costa Rica and Venezuela.
WKU Music Professor John Cipolla performed as a jazz clarinet soloist and taught jazz improvisation classes at the Academia Ibero-Americana do Clarinete music festival April 9–14 in Castelo de Paiva, Portugal.
Dr. Cipolla was an invited guest clarinet soloist and professor, performing and teaching at the ninth edition of the "Ibero-American Clarinet Academy," an annual festival of the Academy of Music of Castelo de Paiva (Portugal) that included concerts and teaching by professors and students from various European countries. Dr. Cipolla was the only American invited to this event. This event continues the process of implementation and development of an educational project that was initiated more than two decades ago that develops cultural and artistic activity at the local, national and international levels. Dr. Cipolla performed jazz compositions as a soloist with the festival big band along with teaching numerous classes and lessons on the topic of jazz improvisation.
More: Information about the event can be found at https://valsousa.tv/9a-edicao-do-festival-ibero-americana-de-clarinete-encerra-com-concerto-no-auditorio-municipal-de-castelo-de-paiva/
Video recordings of the event are available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU_bLcqD3TKppBWi7VW4OHQ/featured
Contact: John Cipolla, (270) 745-7093