Dr. John Cipolla

“The Silverstein soprano and bass clarinet Ligatures allow my reeds to remain secure on the mouthpiece, but still freely vibrate, helping me to produce as resonant yet flexible sound as possible. This is ideal for what ever style of music I am playing-classical, jazz, commercial or contemporary.” ~Dr. John Cipolla

Clarinetist, John Cipolla served as President of the International Clarinet Association (ICA) (2012-2014) and as Secretary of the ICA (2008-2010) . He is currently Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University (USA). John is regularly invited to perform solo and chamber music recitals at festivals, symposiums and universities as well as judge competitions throughout the USA, Europe and South America. He has recorded on Sony, ECM New Series, Centaur, Nonesuch, Dance Vision Records, NBC television, and numerous radio broadcasts. John has held leadership positions with a variety of professional organizations and also spent many years performing as a woodwind doubler in New York City as a member of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and for various Broadway shows and recordings in New York City. John was a scholarship student of Joe Allard at The Juilliard School in New York City. He holds the Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from The Eastman School of Music, the Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. John is a Selmer Paris, Gonzalez Reed, and Silverstein Works clarinet artist.