WE ARE . . .

Penn State Clarinet Studio
and
Clarinet Choir Members:


Penn State Clarinet Club Officers:

  • Katie Kimmel—President
  • Laura Angelone—Vice President
  • Maddie Trevor—Treasurer
  • Geneva Maldonado—Secretary
  • Malia Mueller—Webmaster


Katie Kimmel (Class of 2020)
Mount Pleasant, PA
Music Education
Ensembles: Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The wonderful people I've met (and ice cream)
What clubs or activities are you a part of? NAfME, Encore, Nittany Band Association
Other interests that you have? Going for walks


Laura Angelone (Class of 2021)
Oyster Bay, New York
Music Education
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Blue Band, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The big school atmosphere. I love that the SoM is like a small family. But right when you step outside it's a big rush of fun, energy, and a community.
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Encore, NAfME, PMEA. NBA
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? Last semester, my Music Education class went over to Hort Woods and did teachings/observations there. The kids were so excited to learn and really enjoyed having us there. It goes to show how much, no matter the age, people love and want to be involved with music.
Other interests that you have? I love to run, surf, and eat food


Alaina Kiffer (Class of 2021)
Starr, South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? All the different performances I get to be a part of and attend!
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Encore Benefiting Thon, Clarinet Club, French Club
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? My favorite musical experience was definitely attending the Bay View Summer Music Festival. It was an absolutely phenomenal experience, and I got to play in the pit for my first ever opera!
Other interests that you have? I love to read and write short stories, and I also enjoy studying French and Chemistry.


Robert Meade (Class of 2021)
Limerick, PA
Electrical Engineering
Ensembles: Blue Band, SWE, Clarinet Choir
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Amateur Radio Club, Competitive Cyber-Security Organization (CCSO)
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? PSU and Michigan Bands Combine for Game of Thrones Halftime Show
Other interests that you have? Satellite Communications, Space Exploration, Model Aviation, Soccer Referee


Malia Mueller (Class of 2021)
Pittsburgh, PA
Music Education
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Blue Band, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? I love the atmosphere and the community!
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Encore Benefitting THON, Rules and Regulation Committee Member for THON, NAfME/PMEA, Nittany Band Association
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? My favorite musical experience was playing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Other interests that you have? I enjoy hanging out with friends and going shopping


Katie Olsen (Class of 2021)
Mars, PA
Music Education
Ensembles: SWE, Vocal Dimensions, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The people! I love learning from such an amazing faculty, and my peers inspire me every day!
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Encore, NBA, NAfME
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? Performing Carter Pann’s Double Concerto was definitely a highlight. It was an honor to be a part of that performance!
Other interests that you have? I love to cook!


Maddie Travor (Class of 2021)
Orwigsburg, PA
Biology and Music Minor
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Clarinet Choir
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Global Brigades, Springfield (THON), and Volé (Dance club)!
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? My favorite musical experience is playing for the residents at the Foxdale Retirement Community!
Other interests that you have? Dancing, Baking, Reading, Hiking, and Knitting!


Michael Dirnberger (Class of 2022)
Kennett Square PA
Music Performance
Ensembles: SWE, Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, and the Pentavalent Wind Quintet
What clubs or activities are you a part of? I’m part of the school of music Thon organization Encore
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? One of my favorite musical experiences was hearing the Philadelphia orchestra play Mahler 5 live in Verizon hall in the Kimmel center.
Other interests that you have? I enjoy a variety of sports such as soccer, ping pong, and racquetball. I also enjoy cooking and being in happy valley’s beautiful outdoors in my free time.


Amber Lucas (Class of 2022)
Boalsburg, PA
Music Education
Ensembles: SWE, Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Blue Band, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The creamery
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Blue Band
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? Playing at the Montreux Jazz Festival will always be one of my favorite musical moments
Other interests that you have? I love to bake cookies and subsequently eat them as soon as they are done baking.


Sarafina Schultheis (Class of 2022)
Bethlehem, PA
Music Education
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Philharmonic Orchestra, Woodwind Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The clarinet studio
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Encore, Nafme, Nittany band Association, Pit Orchestras
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? Playing in the pit for West Side Story
Other interests that you have? I’m minoring in German and hope to be able to eventually study music in Germany or Austria!


Tessa Vendetti (Class of 2022)
Honesdale, PA
Music Education
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Oriana Singers, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The large and diverse community
What clubs or activities are you a part of? NAfME, NBA, Encore
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? Performing O Magnum Mysterium with the Symphonic Band
Other interests that you have? Cooking and reading


Liz Winters (Class of 2022)
Cranberry Township, PA
Music Education
Ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Clarinet Quartet
Favorite thing about Penn State? The professors
What clubs or activities are you a part of? NAFME, Clarinet Choir, Nittany Band Association
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? My favorite musical experience has been getting to perform in Mosaic with the clarinet choir
Other interests that you have? I like reading and I'm learning to play chess


Leah Bodinger (Class of 2023)
Selinsgrove, PA
Food Science, Bachelor of Arts in Music
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? Death by Chocolate ice cream
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Food Science club, Challah for Hunger
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? My favorite musical experience so far has been performing "Capriccio Espagnol" with the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Other interests that you have? I love cooking and baking, spending time with my dog, and playing tennis.


Elizabeth Bojalad (Class of 2023)
North Huntingdon, PA
English and Music Minor
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? I love the vast number of opportunities Penn State provides, be it clubs, classes, or study abroad trips.
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Ski Club and Ski Club Benefitting THON
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? My favorite musical experience has to be competing at the 2026 Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional.
Other interests that you have? I also love singing.


Isaac Burton-Perez (Class of 2023)
Pittsburgh, PA
Music Education
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The Professors & Students I’ve met so far
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? Being in any band with Dr. Glocke as the director/conductor
Other interests that you have? Customizing shoes, writing, and listening to different types of music


Gregory Glatzer (Class of 2023)
Yardley, PA
Data Science and Music Minor
Ensembles: SWE, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The variety of things always happening on campus!
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Nittany Data Labs (NDL), clarinet choir
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? Playing with James Morrison
Other interests that you have? Programming


Audrey Hoffman (Class of 2023)
Davidsville, PA
Music Education
Ensembles: Symphonic Band, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The amazing faculty and facilities
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Blue Band, Encore, NAfME
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? The first time I performed with the Blue Band at a football game
Other interests that you have? I enjoy watching superhero movies, drinking coffee, and binging The Office


McKinley Morris (Class of 2023)
West Reading Pennsylvania
Forest Ecosystem Resource Management
Ensembles: Fall Athletic Band, Concert Band, and Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? The variety of ways to be involved and the fantastic people!
What clubs or activities are you a part of? Society of American Foresters and Students for Cultivating Change
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? My favorite musical experiences are playing in pit orchestras for musicals
Other interests that you have? I am a data research assistant at the College of Health and Human Development on campus


Jenny Rocco (Graduate Student)
New Port Richey, Florida
MM Performance
Ensembles: Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, Graduate Wind Quintet
Favorite thing about Penn State? The amazing people I get to work with and be friends with!
What is your favorite teaching moment or musical experience? My favorite musical experience was getting to perform Pines of Rome in the symphonic band at Stetson University.
Other interests that you have? Nature, thrift-shopping, trying new food, traveling


Felicity Cheang (Professional Performance Certificate)
Wright state university
PPC
Ensembles: SWE, Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? Ice-cream


Hailley Fargo (University staff)
Mt. Horeb WI
Student Engagement Coordinator, University Libraries
Ensembles: Clarinet Choir
Favorite thing about Penn State? Getting to work with students in all parts of Penn State
Other interests that you have? Beyond books, I love to embroider, ride my bike, and bake!