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Music professor leads judging panel for international clarinet competition

WKU Music Professor John Cipolla recently served as president of the jury judging panel for an international clarinet competition in Teplice, Czech Republic.

WKU Music Professor John Cipolla (fifth from right) was among the judges at a recent international clarinet competition in the Czech Republic.

WKU Music Professor John Cipolla (fifth from right) served as president of the jury judging panel at a recent international clarinet competition in the Czech Republic.

More than 80 competitors from about a dozen countries in Europe and Asia participated in the event. The jury panel, which evaluated performers who competed for various prizes, included international clarinet soloists and professors from Italy, Finland, Czech Republic, Serbia and China. Dr. Cipolla was the only representative from the United States.

Dr. Cipolla, who served as president of the International Clarinet Association from 2012-14 and immediate past president from 2014-16, is regularly invited to perform and to serve on juries for national and international competitions. In the past seven years, he has been to Portugal, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Peru and Bulgaria.

John Cipolla

John Cipolla

In August, he has been invited to present a lecture and perform at the 6th European Clarinet Festival in Carlino, Italy.

More: Video about the Czech Clarinet Art event is available at https://youtu.be/J9erH8e9hN4; video of the awards presentation is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2UwZRj5yDk

Contact: John Cipolla, (270) 745-7093

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