Lynn Musco

Lynn Musco

Professor of Music, Woodwind Coordinator, Artist/Clinician Buffet Crampon; Gonzalez Reeds

Music is many things for many people. For me, music is my voice, my way of communicating joy, sorrow, celebration, struggle - all those things that make us human. My teaching of music enables me to help my students find their voice, whether it be through music or some other form of expression. My teaching philosophy is grounded in educating the whole person, not just how to play the clarinet. I believe that finding that sense of self, developing the ability to see beyond one's self, and cultivating an awareness of what is going on around you has been an integral part of the Stetson University clarinet studio's strength and consistency over the past 33 years. When one joins the Stetson family you forge friendships for life, and it brings me joy to be a part of that journey with so many students.

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

Contact

Course Sampling

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Clarinet Performance
  • Clarinet Pedagogy/Repertoire

Biography

Lynn Musco is currently celebrating thirty-three years as Professor of Clarinet and Woodwind Coordinator at Stetson University. Dr. Musco is a highly respected pedagogue who is frequently invited to present clinics and master classes throughout the United States. The Stetson University clarinet studio is considered a program of distinction at Stetson University, and is more broadly regarded as one of the leading undergraduate clarinet studios in the country. This success is a direct reflection of her pedagogical expertise and years of dedication to teaching and mentoring her students. Dr. Musco is the founder and Director of the Stetson University Clarinet Clinic, a week long experience where approximately 90 young students ages 10-19 immerse themselves in clarinet pedagogy and performance. Her academic duties at Stetson include teaching applied clarinet, guiding degree recital performances, coaching chamber music, and she is the founder of the Stets on University Clarinet Choir. In addition to her teaching duties she routinely serves on high profile University committees.

Dr. Musco is an active performer on the Stetson University campus, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is a founding member of ToscaDUO, New Score Chamber Orchestra, Tres Vientos, and Veritate Winds, she holds the principal clarinet position in the Bach Festival Orchestra and has performed in the Festival Musical de Santo Domingo under the artistic direction of Philippe Entremont. When her schedule permits, she can be seen performing with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. 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 was an Educational Materials Recording Artist for Carl Fisher.  Dr. Musco often performs premiers of new pieces, most recently a European premier of pieces by Eric Mandat at the 2018 Clarinetfest ® and pieces commissioned by ToscaDUO from Carlos Velez at the 2014 and 2016 Clarinetfest®. Other Florida premiers include works of Sydney Hodkinson, David Maslanka, Frank Ticheli, Karel Husa, Michel Dougherty, Efraín Amaya, and John Heines. She regularly performs both solo and chamber music recitals, is an adjudicator for various musical events around the state, and maintains a selective private studio in the DeLand area.

Dr. Musco received the Doctor of Music degree in clarinet performance from Florida State University, the Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from New Mexico State University, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in clarinet performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her major teachers include Frank Kowalsky, Charles West, Russ Dagon, Laroy Borchert and Jack Snavely. An Artist/Clinician for Buffet Crampon and Gonzalez Reeds, the Tosca Greenline Bb and A clarinet and the Prestige Eb clarinet are her instruments of choice; she performs on Gonzalez GD reeds, a Brad Behn Vintage II mouthpiece and Silverstein CRYO4 ligature.

She lives in DeLand with her husband, Enrico; her hobbies include reading historical fiction, gardening, and joining her husband on home improvement projects as they restore their 1920's bungalow.

Research

  • Current practice in clarinet performance and pedagogy

Publications

Discography

  • PULSE October 2019 (Velez Clarinet Quartet)
  • "Dimensions" July 2018 (Tosca Duo)
  • "ToscaDuo" June 2017 (Tosca Duo)
  • "Woodwind Odyssey" Music of Sydney Hodkinson ClearNote Publications, Catalog 74600 (Veritate Winds)
  • "Dvorak" Klavier 11126 2002 (National Chamber Players)
  • "Strauss, Brahms, Reger" Klavier K11114 2001 (National Chamber Players)

Publication

  • The Woodwind Player's Cookbook "Creative Recipes for a Successful Performance" Contributing Author "To Air is Human; to Phrase, Divine" Meredith Music 2008, 2012