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Welcome to the Penn State Clarinet Studio Website!

On this site, you will find information for prospective students, current students and our alumni (AKA the studio legends!)

The Penn State Studio is made up of a diverse group of students studying clarinet performance, music education and minoring in music. All students (undergraduate and graduate) receive weekly-individualized instruction in the form of a 60-minute lesson. It is our goal that no matter what major, all of our students learn how to be excellent and diverse performers, teachers and entrepreneurs; a goal, made evident by the success of our numerous alumni! (Since 2008, Dr. Costa’s students and graduated students have won first and second place in the International Clarinet Association’s Orchestral Audition Competitions and second place in the High School Competition!)

Penn State Clarinetists have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of ensembles and work with world-class coaches and conductors. Studio members perform in clarinet quartets, woodwind quintets, clarinet choir, concert bands, and orchestras. The Penn State Clarinet Choir is one of the top ensembles of its kind in the area, and was a featured at the 2017 International Clarinet Association’s CLARINETFEST, held in Orlando, Florida.

The Penn State Clarinet Studio frequently hosts world famous clarinetists in recitals and master classes allowing students to network and learn from the top clarinetists in the business. In addition, Penn State’s Single Reed Summit is an exciting large-scale event held every two to three years, drawing professional and student clarinetists from all over the country for performances, master classes and competitions. Please visit the links above.

Penn State is an exciting place to grow as a clarinet player! If you are interested in applying to the Penn State School of Music, please see our link above (Studio Facts) for more information on opportunities for prospective students, as well as our application process. A free, introductory clarinet lesson is available to all interested prospective students.

We look forward to meeting you!