of Delaware School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of
Mark Clodfelter to the position of interim director of the UD School of Music. Mr. Clodfelter
is slated to begin his term on September 1, 2020.
Professor of Trumpet Mark
Clodfelter is a
versatile performer of international acclaim, a Grammy nominated recording
artist and a dedicated educator. He has been described by Classical Voice
North Carolina as “…a stellar world-class trumpeter, whose dazzling playing
wowed the audience.” As a soloist, Mr. Clodfelter has appeared in many of the
finest performing venues throughout the world. He was a founding member of the
Giannini Brass and has held positions with the Greensboro Symphony, Orchestra
Kentucky, the North Charleston Pops, the Western Piedmont Symphony, the
Salisbury Symphony, the Greenville (SC) Symphony and the Eastern Philharmonic
Orchestra. He has also appeared with such headliners as Josh Groban, the Steep
Canyon Rangers, The O' Jays, Gladys Knight, Mannheim Steam Roller, The Moody
Blues, The Lettermen, Doc Severinson, Bob Mintzer, Frank Mantooth, Lou Rawls,
Glen Campbell and Ray Charles. Mr. Clodfelter is an S.E. Shires Performing Artist.
Prior to joining the UD faculty as full professor in 2019, Mr.
Clodfelter served as professor of trumpet at both the University of North
Carolina - Greensboro and the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the
faculty of the prestigious Eastern Music Festival and has taught the Carolina
Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.
He lives in Newark with his wife, renowned collaborative pianist Rebecca Wilt.