Please join us on Saturday, January 27 for a day of clarinet masterclasses, a clarinet choir reading session, exciting events featuring our guest artist Lori Baruth, and YOU! Penn State's Clarinet Day is open to all high school students, who will be joined by Penn State clarinetists. The day is coordinated by Penn State clarinet professor Anthony J. Costa. BRING YOUR CLARINETS!
The cost of registration is $10 (this includes dinner). (Parents/guardians are free). Please RSVP your intent to attend via email to Professor Costa at email@example.com BY JANUARY 25. Use CLARINET DAY as the subject line. Then, bring a hard copy of the form linked below and your $10 (cash or check made payable to “Penn State Clarinet Club”) with you on January 27.
All presentations and rehearsals will occur in 128 Music Building II. Exhibits will be housed in 122 Music Building II. Please note that, while high school students are welcome to attend the morning events which are open to the public, registration for the afternoon attendee-only activities will occur at 1:00 p.m. outside of 128 Music Building II.
9:30-11:00 a.m. Masterclass with Dr. Lori Baruth (www.loribaruth.com)
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Presentation by Mallory Tittle, clinician for D’Addario Music Products
12:30-2:00 p.m. Exhibits are open, including Robert M. Sides Music Center and D’Addario Music Products (including Buffet and Yamaha clarinets to try)
1:00-1:45 p.m. Registration for high school students
2:00-3:00 p.m. Clarinet FUNdamentals with Dr. Anthony J. Costa. For high school and college students - BRING YOUR CLARINETS!
3:30-5:30 p.m. Clarinet Choir, conducted by Prof. Dennis Glocke, Penn State Director of Concert Bands. For high school and college students - BRING YOUR CLARINETS!
6:00-7:00 p.m. Pizza Dinner (included in registration)
7:30 p.m. Guest Artist Recital by Lori Baruth with finale featuring the Participant Clarinet Choir - click here for her recital program.
Lori Baruth is associate professor of clarinet at Morehead State University (KY), where she joined the faculty in 2007. She received her doctorate degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, her master’s degree, and bachelor’sdegrees in music education and clarinet performance from The Ohio State University. Her teachers have included Richie Hawley, Steve Cohen, James Pyne, and Dr. Donald McGinnis.
Baruth has performed as principal clarinet with the Huntington, Westerville, Cave Run, and Central Ohio Symphony Orchestras, Heisey Wind Ensemble, and Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca Orchestra (Italy). She was the guest artist at the Eastern Plains Clarinet Celebration at Eastern New Mexico University in 2017. She taught at the 2011 Festival Nacional de Música at the Escola de Música e Artes Cênicas da UFG in Goiañia, Brazil. She has performed in the Marshall University New Music Festival, Grandin Vocal Chamber Music Festival, and the MusicX Contemporary Music Festival. In 2012, she was a finalist in the International Clarinet Association (ICA) research competition, and her doctoral research was published in The Clarinet, the professional journal of the ICA. She is a co-founder of Trifecta!, a trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano, and also performs with the Baird Winds and Movére woodwind quintets. She performed as part of Trifecta! at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in 2014 and 2016, the International Double Reed Society’s annual conference in 2017, the ICA Mid-America Clarinet Festival in 2014, the New Music Festival at Marshall University , Kentucky Music Teacher's Association annual conference, and the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association State Conference. Trifecta! released its debut album in March 2015. Baruth also serves as clarinet faculty member at the Lutheran Summer Music Festival and Academy.
Dr. Baruth is a Yamaha Performing Artist, performing on CSGII H clarinets, and is also a D'Addario Artist, performing on the Reserve X0 mouthpiece and Classic Reserve reeds. She enjoys being an artist-educator for college and high school musicians and incorporating her training and love of Dalcroze Eurhythmics into her music-making and pedagogy.
Lori is always happy to work with students of all ages and capabilities in order to help them on their paths of progress and music learning. She loves commissioning new works and is an advocate for new music and for timeless classics of the clarinet and wind repertory.
Mallory Tittle is an Alabama native who is a degree candidate for the Masters of Music degree in clarinet performance from Temple University, where she studies with Sam Caviezel, associate principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she studied with Osiris Molina. From the University of Alabama, she received a full tuition music scholarship.
Mallory has performed with the Tuscaloosa, Tupelo, and Huntsville Symphony Orchestras as well as the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble and the Huxford Symphony Orchestra. She currently performs with the Temple University Wind Symphony. Mallory has performed in masterclasses for notable clarinetists such as Yehuda Gilad, Julian Bliss, Steve Cohen, and Elsa Verdehr.
Dedicated to his role as artist-teacher, Costa taught clarinet and music courses at Otterbein College, Ashland University, and the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio before joining the faculty at Penn State. For two years he was a collaborative artist with Chamber Music America’s “Rural Residency Program” and worked with communities in Mississippi County, Arkansas, as a performer and music educator.
In demand as an orchestral clarinetist, Costa served as utility clarinetist/bass clarinetist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Opera Orchestra from 1999 to 2011, and has performed as principal clarinetist of the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra since 2009. Additionally, he has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster (OH) Festival Orchestra, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Wheeling (WVA) Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with such artists as “The Three Tenors” (Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras), Midori, Sarah Chang, “The Big Voodoo Daddy,” and Ray Charles. Recent solo performances have included the Bruch “Double Concerto” with violist Timothy Deighton with the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra in State College, PA; Scott McAllister’s “Concerto X” and Michael Daugherty’s “Brooklyn Bridge” with the Penn State Wind Ensemble; and the Artie Shaw “Clarinet Concerto” with the Nittany Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Costa is a devoted chamber musician and has performed across the United States as a member of the Pennsylvania Quintet, the Prestige Clarinet Quartet, the PC2 Trio, and the Razbia Ensemble. He has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician at the 2007 and 2011 International Double Reed Society conference, the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest (in 1998, 2006, 2008, 2011-2017), and the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium (in 2005 and 2008). A champion of contemporary music, Costa has collaborated with such renowned composers as John Corigliano, Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, Paul Chihara, and Osvaldo Golijov. Having recorded the works of composer Rick Sowash on recent releases (Eroica and Sanctuary at 3AM), Costa can frequently be heard on classical radio stations across the United States. With the Chihara Trio (Timothy Deighton, viola, and Enrico Elisi, piano), Costa presented newly commissioned works by several composers (including Paul Chihara, from whom the trio took its name), and presented a recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in March 2010. In the summer of 2010, Costa taught and performed in Alaska at the Fairbanks Summer Music Festival. Committed to mentoring young clarinetists, Costa’s students have participated in such esteemed festivals as Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, the Interlochen Arts Camp, the Brevard Summer Music Festival, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s School. His students have been finalists in the International Clarinet Association’s High School Competition and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition and have performed as members of the Columbus, Cleveland, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestras.
Costa attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and received a bachelor of music degree in music education and clarinet performance. He received his master of music degree in clarinet performance from Temple University in Philadelphia and his doctorate of musical arts degree from The Ohio State University. His teachers have included Carmine Campione, Anthony Gigliotti, Ronald Auffman, and James Pyne.
Dr. Costa is an artist-clinician for the Buffet-Crampon Corporation, and plays Buffet Tradition clarinets and a Prestige 1193 bass clarinet. He lives in State College, PA, with his wife, oboist Robyn Dixon Costa, and daughter Zoey.