Each year, the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts invites one distinguished alumnus from each of the four schools––art, music, theatre, and dance––to the campus to be honored and to interact with our community. This year, clarinetist Dr. John Cipolla was chosen as the music recipient, and as part of his visit, he gave a masterclass for the clarinet studio on Friday, November 4. He is a professor of clarinet and saxophone at Western Kentucky University, and in the class, he focused on clarinet fundamentals that he teaches on a daily basis in that position, sound, finger movement, and phrasing. He also talked about his experience of being a musician for Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the past 32 years. Thank you, John, for sharing with us! In the image below, Dr. Cipolla works with freshman performance student Kate Serbinowski (’20).