K. Brent Coppenbarger, D.M.A.
Professor of Music
Coordinator of Woodwinds
Location: Tigerville, SC
“Knowledge is yours to keep. Nobody can take it from you.”
Teaching & Education
You will learn with me when taking courses in Applied Single and Double Reeds, Freshman & Sophomore Music Theory, Woodwind Methods, Orchestration, Pop Music, Music History Overview, Form & Analysis, Graduate Woodwind Repair, and Graduate Analytical Techniques.
B.M., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
M.M., Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University
D.M.A., University of Wisconsin.
My experience includes performing as a clarinetist & bass clarinetist for the Carolina Pops Orchestra, the principal clarinetist in the Janesville-Beloit Symphony and Greenville Opera Company, and a clarinetist in the Greenville Symphony.
I have also served as Associate Professor of Music at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Adjunct woodwind instructor for Erskine College, Adjunct woodwind instructor for Clemson University, and a frequent recitalist in upstate South Carolina.
The Clarinet Reed Revealed Through High-Speed Photography, Amazon, 2017
Fine Tuning The Clarinet Section, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
94 Music Theory Secrets, Rowman & Littlefield, Sept. 2014
Instrumentalist Magazine, Tips for Clarinetists, Aug. 2011
Instrumentalist Magazine, Clarinet Tuning, June 2007
The Clarinet, The Vibrating Clarinet Reed, Sept. 2004
Instrumentalist Magazine, More Is Not Better If Mistakes Become Ingrained, April 2003
The Clarinet, A Clarinet Crossword Puzzle, June 2000
NACWPI Journal, Review of Sparky & the Voice of Reason, Winter 1998-99
The Clarinet, Bernhard H. Crusell’s Autobiography, 1998.
NACWPI Journal, Often Asked Questions About The Clarinet Reed, Fall 1997
NACWPI Journal, Sonatas for Clarinet & Piano, 1800-1850, Winter 1987
Published Musical Compositions:
Allegretto for Clarinet & Piano, Schubert/Arr. Coppenbarger, Dorn Publications, 1996
Concertino in F for Clarinet & Piano, Coppenbarger, Dorn Publications, 1994
Bud’s Rag for Saxophone Quartet, Coppenbarger, Dorn Publications, 1994
Feldeinsamkeit, for Clarinet & Piano, Brahms/Arr. Coppenbarger, Dorn Publications 1993
Minnelied, for Clarinet & Piano, Brahms/Arr. Coppenbarger, Dorn Publications 1993
Potpourri for Clarinet & Piano, Coppenbarger, Dorn Publications, 1993
Concerto in Eb, Op. 1 No. 1, Crusell/Ed.& Piano reduction Coppenbarger, Musica Rara, 1990
A Maiden Sat for Clarinet Quartet, Obrecht/Arr. Coppenbarger
Solicitude for Solo Also Saxophone, Coppenbarger, Dorn Publications, 1990
Variations On a Four Note Theme for unacc. clarinet, Coppenbarger, Dorn Publications,1987
Clarinet Muse, Clarinet CD released March 1995
‘Reeding’ Time, Coppenbarger Reed Duo (Clarinet & Bassoon) CD, released Feb. 2008*
“Fly In The Pie”, Electronic Music of Brent Coppenbarger, CD, released in 2008*
* Available from CDBaby.com
I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes:
- Robert Marcellus, Cleveland Orchestra
- Clark Brody, Chicago Symphony
- Walter Wollwage, Chicago Symphony
- Russ Dagon, Milwaukee Symphony
- Anita Garriott, Florentine Orchestra of Italy
- Glenn Bowen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Roger Coppenbarger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
- International Clarinet Association
- Fourth Presbyterian Church of Greenville
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Both my parents were university music professors. I always wanted to follow in the footsteps of my parents.