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Dr. Kristin Pisano

Associate ProfessorKristin Pisano
DMA, University of Miami, 2005
Clarinet, Saxophone, Music History
Office: Malloy Hall 240
Phone: (785) 628-4294
Email: kpisano@fhsu.edu

Dr. Kristin Pisano serves as Associate Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone in the FHSU Department of Music and is the Artistic Director of the FHSU New Music Festival. 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 career as a clarinetist has taken her across the United States, Taiwan and China. Dr. Pisano has also performed repeatedly with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, and recorded with this ensemble on their CD New World Jazz.

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 Music Camp. Dr. Pisano’s additional performing experience includes the Wichita Grand Opera orchestra, the Newton-Mid-Kansas Symphony, 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. She has also been on faculty at the 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 Educators Association.


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