WKU music professor performing at Radio City Music Hall

WKU Music Professor John Cipolla in the orchestra pit at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, December 2018

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A Western Kentucky University Music Professor is performing in New York City for the 2018 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.

Dr. John Cipolla has been a long-standing member of this orchestra.

Prior to his appointment at WKU in 2002, he worked as a full-time professional woodwind player in New York City performing and recording with a variety of classical, contemporary and commercial artists and ensembles.

Media Relations for WKU says he has been included in recordings on Sony, ECM New Series, Centaur, Nonesuch, Dance Vision Records, NBC television, numerous radio broadcasts, The New York City Opera, The St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, The Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Meredith Monk, Aretha Franklin, Liberace, Johnny Mathis, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, as well as being a member of the orchestra for one of the longest running Broadway shows, CATS.

Dr. Cipolla teaches clarinet and saxophone in WKU’s Department of Music.

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