Lynn Musco

Professor of Music, Clarinet
Coordinator of Woodwind Studies
Artist and Clinician Buffet Crampon

Lynn Ann Musco, Professor of Clarinet, is currently celebrating 28 years at Stetson University - having joined the faculty in 1988-  and also serves as the Coordinator of Woodwind Studies and Chair of Students for the School of Music.

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in clarinet performance in 1983 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from New Mexico State University in 1986, and the Doctor of Music degree in clarinet performance from Florida State University in 1994.

Dr. Musco is a highly respected pedagogue, frequently gives clinics and master classes throughout the United States, and has performed in Italy, China, Scotland, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. Her academic duties at Stetson include teaching applied clarinet (the studio averaging 22 students per year over the past 20 years), clarinet pedagogy, conducting the clarinet choir and coaching chamber music. Her non-academic positions within the School of Music include serving as an academic advisor for music students, coordinating the woodwind area, membership on the Promotion and Tenure Committee, and serves as a mentor to junior faculty.

Dr. Musco currently serves the Stetson community as the School of Music representative on the University Professional Development Committee, is a member of the Academic Quality Task Force and Stetson Academic Leaders, and has recently concluded a two-year term as Chair of the University Council for Curriculum and Academic Policy and an eight-year run as Chair of the University’s Faculty Admissions Committee. As Director of the Stetson University Summer Clarinet Clinic, she guides approximately 90 students ages 10-19 through a week of intense study of clarinet pedagogy and performance. She is a member of the Florida Bandmaster’s Association, Florida Music Educators National Conference, National Band Association, International Clarinet Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Dr. Musco is an active performer both on and off the Stetson University campus. She is a founding member of Tres Vientos, and Veritate Winds (resident faculty ensembles at Stetson University), TOSCA DUO, and New Score Chamber Orchestra, all of who have a passion and commitment to performing new music. Veritate Winds has received two invitations to perform at the International Double Reed Workshops, and Tres Vientos performed the worldpremier the trio entitled Tres Vientos by Sydney Hodkinson at the International Clarinet Association Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska August 2012. Both ensembles have received critical acclaim here and abroad and were frequently heard on “Central Florida in Concert” on WMFE 90.7 (Orlando). TOSCA DUO performed at ClarinetFest in 2014 and has been invited to perform at the annual Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival multiple times.

Dr. Musco holds the principal clarinet position in the Bach Festival Orchestra, can frequently be seen performing with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and when her schedule permits, The Florida Orchestra and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Festival Musical de Santo Domingo under the artistic direction of Philippe Entremont for multiple seasons. She is a founding member of Southern Winds and Southern Harmonie (a professional wind ensemble and chamber ensemble which made their performance debuts in 2001 and 2003 respectively), is often called to perform with Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band, and is an Educational Materials Recording Artist for Carl Fisher. She performs both solo and chamber music recitals, is an adjudicator for various musical events around the state, and maintains a private studio.

Dr. Musco quite often performs Florida premiers of new pieces, most recently Wood and Wind by Carlos Velez and Chalumeau by Sydney Hodkinson, but also Karel Husa’s Three Studies for solo clarinet, Frank Ticheli’s Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble, Michel Dougherty’s Brooklyn Bridge, Concerto for Clarinet and Band by John Heines, and Four Desert Songs for Clarinet and Wind Ensembleby David Maslanka. She has been a featured soloist with the New Score Chamber Orchestra and the Bach Festival Orchestra, most recently performing Wuaraira Repano by Efraín Amaya and the Aaron Copland Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. One of the personal highlights of her performing career as solo artist was with the Vandercook Symphonic Band at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago (December 2007), her father (Lewis Schmidt, a Vandercook alumnus) wielding the baton. She has performed the Southeast Premier performances of the Clarinet Concertos for Clarinet and Orchestra by William Bolcum and Henri Brandt and is frequently involved with World Premieres of works for various orchestrations by many area composers, most recently a piece for unaccompanied clarinet entitled “Scurry” which was written and dedicated to her by Dr. Sydney Hodkinson.

Dr. Musco is an Artist/Clinician for Buffet Group USA and Gonzalez reeds. She performs on the Tosca Greenline Bb and A clarinet, Brad Behn Vintage II mouthpiece, GD Gonzalez reeds, and a Peter Spriggs ligature, and a Buffet R13 Eb clarinet, David McClune mouthpiece and D’Addarrio ligature. She can be heard on compact disc recordings with Tres Vientos on Lakeside records and Clearnote Publications, and with the American Chamber Players on Klavier records. Dr. Musco is awaiting the release of her first solo CD of unaccompanied American clarinet pieces, and is the process of recording the debut compact disc of TOSCA DUO.

Dr. Musco lives in DeLand with her husband, Enrico. Her son, Alexander, a musician, composer, artist, and writer, graduated in June 2012 from DePaul University with the degree of Bachelor of Arts/Music Emphasis and lives in Chicago.


  • D.M., The Florida State University
  • M.M., New Mexico State University
  • B.A., The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Course Topics

  • Applied Clarinet
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Chamber Music
  • Clarinet Pedagogy


  • Audio releases on Lakeside Records, Klavier Records and Clearnote Public

Lynn Musco

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