Dr. Kristin Pisano
DMA, University of Miami, 2005
Clarinet, Saxophone, Music History
Office: Malloy Hall 240 Phone: (785) 628-4294
Dr. Kristin Pisano serves as Associate Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone in the FHSU Department of Music. She received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Clarinet Performance from the University of Miami in 1996 and 2005, respectively, and holds a Bachelor‘s degree from the University of New Hampshire. Her past teaching experiences include East Tennessee State University and the University of Miami.
Dr. Pisano has performed repeatedly with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, and also recorded with this ensemble on the CD New World Jazz (1998). Currently, she serves as principal clarinetist with the Wichita Grand Opera, a position she’s held since the company’s formation four years ago. In this capacity she has performed concerts with world-renowned Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. This season, the Wichita Grand Opera will stage La Traviata, Romeo and Juliet and Tosca.
She has performed as soloist on several occasions with the Hays Symphony Orchestra, the FHSU Wind Ensemble, the Hays Summer Band and at the FHSU Department of Music High Plains Band Camp. In addition to her annual faculty recitals at FHSU, Dr. Pisano has also recently performed recitals at the University of Idaho in Moscow and at the University of Miami. Dr. Pisano’s additional performing experience includes the Florida Symphonic Pops Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic, the Miami Symphony, the Miami City Ballet and the Johnson City Symphony (Tennessee).
She actively serves as adjudicator and clinician at local, regional and national festivals, most notably the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (University of Idaho), heralded as the finest educational jazz festival in the world. This summer she accepted an invitation to teach at the renowned Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska, noted in the top four camps of its kind in the nation by the National Endowment for the Arts.
She is a member of the International Clarinet Association, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, the College Music Society and the Kansas Music Educator’s Association.