Hello, my name is John Cipolla. As Professor of Music at Western Kentucky
University, I teach clarinet and saxophone. On this site, you will find a listing of my
recent professional activity. 

Video samples of performances can be heard at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT1FO2MCPJM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3MUUIbj3xo 

Video samples of my teaching can be found at:
http://people.wku.edu/john.cipolla/Teaching.html 

Please free to contact me with any questions. 

Merit Level 1-Performance at a national or international level

Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas, Lima, Peru, ClariPeru (2013)

Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas, Lima, Peru, Non-Academic, International, Invitation. (September 13, 2013). Featuring Musicians...

 
International Clarinet Quartet, International Clarinet Association, ClarinetFest® 2013, Assisi, Italy (2013)

Cipolla, J. M., Music Performance - Full Chamber Recital, ""International Clarinet Quartet" Recital", International Clarinet...

 
United States/Italian Professors’ Clarinet Choir, International Clarinet Association, ClarinetFest® 2013, Assisi, Italy (2013)

Cipolla, J. M., Music Performance - United States/Italian Professors’ Clarinet Choir, International Clarinet Association, ClarinetFest®...

 
New Mythologies, ICA Board of Director's Recital, The International Clarinet Association (2013)

Cipolla, J. M., Music Composition - Major Work, Performance, "New Mythologies", International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest®...

 
Clarinet Recital/Master Class, Marcos Romão International Clarinet Meeting, Loures, Portugal (2013)

Cipolla, J. M., Music Performance - Full Solo Recital, "Clarinet Recital/Master Class", Marcos Romão International...

 

Merit Level 1-Original composition performed at a national or international level

Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas, Lima, Peru, ClariPeru (2013)

Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas, Lima, Peru, Non-Academic, International, Invitation. (September 13, 2013). Featuring Musicians...

 
Clarinet Recital/Master Class, Marcos Romão International Clarinet Meeting, Loures, Portugal (2013)

Cipolla, J. M., Music Performance - Full Solo Recital, "Clarinet Recital/Master Class", Marcos Romão International...

 
Solo Recital and Master Class, Academia Ibero-americana do Clarinete at the Academia de Música Castelo de Paiva, Portugal (2013)

Solo Recital and Master Class: Academia Ibero-americana do Clarinete at the Academia de Música Castelo...

 
Full Solo Recital, Master Class, International competition jury judge, South American Clarinet Congress, Lima, Peru (2011)

Music Performance-Full Solo Recital, South American Clarinet Congress, Lima, Peru. Rozsa Sonatina, Rivier Les Trios...

 
Music of Matthias Mueller, International Clarinet Association, Northridge, California (2011)

Music Performance - Full Chamber Recital, "Music of Matthias Mueller", International Clarinet Association, Northridge, California,...

 

Merit Level 2-The conducting of seminars and workshops for professionals if that work entails teaching professional skills and practice and is deemed meritorious

Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas, Lima, Peru, ClariPeru (2013)

Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas, Lima, Peru, Non-Academic, International, Invitation. (September 13, 2013). Featuring Musicians...

 
Clarinet Recital/Master Class, Marcos Romão International Clarinet Meeting, Loures, Portugal (2013)

Cipolla, J. M., Music Performance - Full Solo Recital, "Clarinet Recital/Master Class", Marcos Romão International...

 
Solo Recital and Master Class, Academia Ibero-americana do Clarinete at the Academia de Música Castelo de Paiva, Portugal (2013)

Solo Recital and Master Class: Academia Ibero-americana do Clarinete at the Academia de Música Castelo...

 
Clarinet Master Class: Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas, Lima, Peru (2012)

Conducted Clarinet Master Class at Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas in Lima, Peru. Clarinet teachers,...

 
All State Orchestra Woodwind Coach, Louisville, KY, USA,, Kentucky Music Educator's Association (2012)

Kentucky Music Educator's Association, All State Orchestra Woodwind Coach, Louisville, KY, USA, State, Yes, appointed....

 

Merit Level 2-Performance at a regional level

Western Kentucky University Autumn Collage Chamber concert, Western Kentucky University (2012)

Divertimento, Malcom Arnold (1921-2006) 1. Allegro energico 2. Languido 3. Vivace 4. Andantino 5. Maestoso...

 
Orchestra Kentucky, Orchestra Kentucky (2012)

Performed as member of Orchestra Kentucky (clarinet/bass clarinet) . Newly, commissioned work by Neil Sedaka,...

 

Other Notable Professional Activities-Service on national or international committees

Judge, International Solo Clarinet Competition, Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas, ClariPeru (2012)

Judged International Solo Clarinet Competition at the Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas in Lima, Peru

 

Other Notable Professional Activities-Presentation of workshops, clinics, festivals in the discipline for students

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2012 KMEA All State clarinet/saxophone teaching videos, Kentucky Music Educator's Association All State clarinet/saxophone videos (2012)

http://www.youtube.com/user/muskratAJ?feature=mhee

 
Kentucky Music Educator's Association, All State Orchestra Woodwind Coach, Louisville, KY, USA, (2012)

Kentucky Music Educator's Association, All State Orchestra Woodwind Coach, Louisville, KY, USA, State, Yes, appointed....

 

Other Notable Professional Activities-Book review in a scholarly journal, newsletter, or professional trade publication

Jazz Scale Studies, The Clarinet-The International Clarinet Association (2013)

Cipolla, J. M. (2013). In The Clarinet, James Gillespie (Ed.), Jazz Scale Studies, James Rae....

 
Chips Off the Ol’ Block for solo bass clarinet, The Clarinet-The International Clarinet Association (2012)

Cipolla, J. M. In The Clarinet, James Gillespie (Ed.), Chips Off the Ol’ Block for...

 
Divertimento No. 2 by Gioacchino Antonio Rossini/Carlos Passler, The Clarnet-The International Clarinet Association (2012)

Cipolla, J. M. In The Clarinet, James Gillespie (Ed.), Divertimento No. 2 by Gioacchino Antonio...

 
Miguel del Aguila, Pacific Serenade, Op. 59 for Clarinet and String Quartet, The Clarinet-The International Clarinet Association (2011)

Cipolla, J. M. In The Clarinet, James Gillespie (Ed.), Miguel del Aguila, Pacific Serenade, Op....

 
Colour Studies for Clarinet by Jeffery Wilson, The Clarinet-The International Clarinet Association (2010)

Cipolla, J. M. (2010). In The Clarinet, Jim Gillespie (Ed.), Colour Studies for Clarinet by...

 

Other Notable Professional Activities-Participation on a panel, symposium or forum at a meeting in the discipline

The Pedagogy of Clarinet/Saxophone Teacher, Joe Allard, International Clarinet Association/ClarinetFest 2011/California State University Northridge (2011)

Panel discussion of the pedagogy of clarinet/saxophone teacher, Joe Allard. Panel includes Edward Joffe, John...

 
Clarinet Pedagogy, International Clarinet Association/ClarinetFest 2011/California State University Northridge (2011)

Panel discussion of clarinet pedagogy for high school clarinetists. Panel includes: Larry Guy, Paula Corley,...

 

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Article: Pedagogy of Master Clarinet and Saxophone Teacher, Joe Allard: A Panel Discussion, The Clarinet (2009)

This is an edited transcription of a panel discussion held at the International Clarinet Association's...

 
Online Teaching Summer Camp, WKU Office of Distance Learning (2009)

Presented how I teach online music courses

 

Other Notable Professional Activities-Adjudication at an international or national level

Adjudicator, International Clarinet Competition, Congresso Latin Americano de Clarinetistas, Lima, Peru (2012)

Member of jury for South American International Clarinet Competition.

 
MusicFest Northwest, Reeds Adjudication, MusicFest Northwest (2012)

Since 1946, the Festival was organized to encourage, develop and improve the performance of young...

 
South American Clarinet Congress, Lima, Peru, ClariPeru (2011)

Member of jury for South American International Clarinet Competition.

 

Articles

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Buddy DeFranco, The Standard Bearer, The Clarinet (2010)

Interview with Buddy DeFranco, master jazz clarinetist.

 
Phrasing...Speaking in Musical Sentences, Bluegrass News, The Official Publication of the Kentucky Music Educators Association (2009)

This article presents an overview of the tools that can be used for a performer...

 

Solo Recitals

John Cipolla, WKU Faculty Clarinet Recital, Western Kentucky University (2013)

New Mythologies for solo clarinet Brad Baumgardner (b. 1980) I. Burning Bridges Published by Cosmic...

 
Full Solo Recital, “Saxophone Traditions”, Western Kentucky University (2013)

Full Solo Recital, “Saxophone Traditions”, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, USA, (February 17, 2013),...

 
Academia Ibero-americana do Clarinete at the Academia de Música Castelo de Paiva (Portugal), Academia de Música Castelo de Paiva (Portugal) (2012)

Taught class on Brahms Sonata No. 2 and Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. Performed...

 
Clarinet Recital, University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2012)

Performed full clarinet recital with Dr. Donald Speer, piano: Francis Poulenc-Sonata for Clarinet & Piano;...

 
Swinging into Fall, Western Kentucky University (2011)

Clarinet and Piano lecture/recital with Faculty member Donald Speer. Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, Joseph...

 

Chamber Performances

Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales), 4 Pieces, Op. 132, Western Kentucky University (2013)

Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales), 4 Pieces, Op. 132 trio for clarinet, viola, piano performed at Western...

 
Dance Suite for Oboe and Clarinet, by Matthew Herman, Clarinet/Oboe Duet, Western Kentucky University (2013)

Partial Chamber Recital, "Dance Suite for Oboe and Clarinet", Kristin Polk, faculty Oboe recital, Western...

 
Performed with WKU Student Saxophone Quartet, WKU Prism Concert (2013)

Partial Chamber Recital, "WKU Prism Concert", Western Kentucky University Music Department, Bowling Green, KY, USA,...

 
Autumn Collage, Faculty Woodwind Trio, Western Kentucky University (2012)

Partial Chamber Recital, "WKU Music Department Autumn Collage", Faculty Woodwind Trio, Western Kentucky University, Bowling...

 
Nueva Musica Para Cuatro Clarinetes, Western Kentucky University (2012)

Fall 2012 Faculty Clarinet Recital Nueva Musica Para Cuatro Clarinetes September 30, 2012, 3pm Western...

 

Presentations

Academia Ibero-americana do Clarinete at the Academia de Música Castelo de Paiva (Portugal), Academia de Música Castelo de Paiva (Portugal) (2012)

Taught class on Brahms Sonata No. 2 and Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. Performed...

 
KMEA All State Orchestra Woodwind Sectional Coach, Kentucky Music Educator's Association (2012)

Coached All State Orchestra Woodwind section

 

Reviews (published)

Chips Off the Ol' Block for solo bass clarinet, Eric Mandat, The Clarinet (2012)

Review by John Cipolla Eric P. Mandat (b. 1957). Chips Off the Ol’ Block for...

 
Divertimento for Clarinet and Piano. G. Rossini/ed. Carlo Pässler, The Clarinet (2012)

Review by John Cipolla Gioachino Antonio Rossini–Carlos Pässler, Editors: Daniele Zanettovich, Nicola Bulfone. Divertimento for...

 
Colour Studies for Clarinet by Jeffery Wilson, The Clarinet (2010)

Review by John Cipolla Jeffery Wilson, Colour Studies for Clarinet. Camden Music www.camdenmusic.com Colour Studies...

 

Link

Phrasing, Speaking in Musical Sentences, Florida Music Director (2010)

Reprint of article previously published in Kentucky Music Educator's Journal, Bluegrass News

 

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Article: Phrasing...Speaking in Musical Sentences.Blue Grass News, official Journal of the KY Music Educators Association, Blue Grass News, official Journal of the KY Music Educators Association (2009)

Tips on the necessary skills for musicians to learn to play convincing phrases.

 

Podcasts

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Clarinet Emboucure, Class Lectures (2007)

Podcast by John Cipolla, Assistant Professor of Music (clarinet and saxophone, Western Kentucky University, on...

 

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Freshmen Orientation for Music Majors, Class Lectures (2007)

General orientation for freshmen entering the music department at Western Kentucky University through a podcast...

 

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Internalizing the Music, Class Lectures (2007)

Podcast for college music majors by John Cipolla, Assistant Professor of Music (clarinet and saxophone),...

 

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Practice Tips for Clarinet and Saxophone, Class Lectures (2007)

Podcast with 19 practice tips by John Cipolla, Assistant Professor of Music (clarinet and saxophone),...

 

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Practicing with a Metronome, Class Lectures (2007)

Podcast for college music majors by John Cipolla, Assistant Professor of Music (clarinet and saxophone),...

 

Teaching Videos

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YouTube Channel, Community Engagement Teaching Videos (2009)

These videos were created to help the public school music students with their clarinet and...

 

Orchestra Performances

Orchestra Kentucky with Neil Sedaka, Orchestra Kentucky (2013)
 
Orchestra Kentucky Pops Concert, Orchestra Kentucky (2013)

"Orchestra KY Pops Concert", Orchestra Kentucky, Orchestra Kentucky, Bowling Green, KY, USA, Cipolla, J. M.....

 
"Carmina Burana", Orchestra Kentucky, Orchestra Kentucky (2013)

"Carmina Burana", Orchestra Kentucky, Orchestra Kentucky, Bowling Green, KY, USA, Cipolla, J. M., State, Invitation....

 
"Stravinsky Rite of Spring", Orchestra Kentucky, Orchestra Kentucky (2013)

"Stravinsky Rite of Spring", Orchestra Kentucky, Orchestra Kentucky, Bowling Green, KY, USA, Cipolla, J. M.,...

 
"Disco Fever", Orchestra Kentucky, Orchestra Kentucky (2013)

"Disco Fever", Orchestra Kentucky, Orchestra Kentucky, Bowling Green, KY, USA, Cipolla, J. M., State, Invitation....

 

Concerto Performances

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Carl Nielsen Concerto for Clarinet, Kentucky Music Teachers Association State Conference (2011)

Carl Nielsen's Concerto for clarinet and orchestra: This lecture-recital includes aspects of Nielsen's compositional style...

 
Costa Rica WKU Band Performance Tour-Mozart Concerto-7 performances, Western Kentucky University (2011)

Costa Rica WKU Band Performance Tour–12-day Tour of Costa Rica. Performed 7 concerts throughout the...

 
Costa Rica Send Off Concert-Mozart Concerto, Western Kentucky University (2011)

"Costa Rica Send Off Concert", WKU Band, Department of Music and University Bands, WKU Ampitheater,...

 
Krommer Concerto for Two Clarinets, Western Kentucky University Recital Hall (2010)

Performance of Franz Krommer Concerto for Two Clarinets, Op. 35. Performed by John Cipolla &...

 
Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1, mvt 3, Southern Kentucky Concert Band (2010)

Performed Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1, mvt 3 with the Southern Kentucky...

 

Presentation-Master Class

Butler County High School clarinet/saxophone clinic, Butler County High School (2013)
 
Warren East High School Clarinet/Saxophone workshop, Warren East High School (2012)
 
University of Tennessee Knoxville Clarinet Master Class, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2012)

Clarinet Master Class for University and high school clarinet students

 
East Tennessee State University Clarinet Day Guest Clinician, East Tennessee State University (2011)

Guest clinician for ETSU Clarinet Day. Performed recital (Mozart concerto, Traveling all along, and variety...

 
Greenwood High School Clarinet/Saxophone Clinic, Greenwood High School (2011)

Taught woodwind clinics to the woodwind students-9th grade band and 10, 11, 12 grade band....

 

Sabbatical Spring 2011

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Practicar, Clariperu (2011)

Published on the "Clariperu" website, a Latin American clarinet organization that has a review process...

 
Greenwood High School clinic, Greenwood HS (2011)

Taught high school students fundamentals of clarinet/flute playing.

 
Quartet for Joe Allard, International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest 2011 (2011)

Premiere of clarinet quartet, "Quartet for Joe Allard," written by Tom Ranier. John Cipolla, Gary...

 
The Music of Matthias Mueller, ClarinetFest 2011, International Clarinet Association (2011)

Program: Tutti 1 (ensemble: Phillip Cuper, Robert Spring, Simone Weber, John Cipolla, Yi He, F....

 
Clarinet/Saxophone Master Classes in Costa Rica, WKU Band Tour to Costa Rica (2011)

Taught numerous master classes while on tour with the WKU bands in Costa Rica, including...

 

Adjudication

KMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival, Woodwind Judge, Kentucky Music Educator's Association (2013)

Kentucky Music Educator's Association Solo & Ensemble Festival, Woodwind Judge, Bowling Green, KY, USA. (May...

 
KMEA All State Auditions Clarinet Judge, Kentucky Music Educator's Association (2010)

All State Judge KMEA All State Judge; Invited Judged prepared solos, sight-reading for All State...

 
Adjudicator, KMEA Dist 3 Solo & Ensemble Festival, Kentucky Music Educator's Association (2009)

Music - Adjudicator, Clinician, or Consultant, "Adjudicator, KMEA Dist 3 Solo & Ensemble Festival", Kentucky...

 
KMEA All State Auditions Clarinet Judge, Kentucky Music Educator's Association (2009)

All State Judge KMEA All State Judge; Invited Judged prepared solos, sight-reading for All State...

 
KMEA All State Auditions Clarinet Judge, Kentucky Music Educator's Association (2008)

All State Judge December 12, 2008, 2009, 2010: KMEA All State Judge; Invited Judged prepared...

 

Public School Workshops/Clinics

Public School Workshops/Clinics (2008–2013) (2013)

Public School Workshops/Clinics (2008–2013) Muhlenberg HS Clarinet/Saxophone Clinic (October 3, 2013), The Montessori School of...