The Ad Astra Clarinet Quartet
Tod Kerstetter teaches clarinet, music theory and woodwind techniques on the faculty of KSU, and serves as Music Department Webmaster. He also serves as the Kansas chair for the International Clarinet Association and the Kansas chair for NACWPI. He is a graduate of Furman University (B.M.), Indiana University (M.M.), and The University of Georgia (D.M.A.). His teachers have included Earl Bates, James Campbell, Robert Chesebro, Larry Combs, Henry Gulick, Theodore Jahn, and Richard Waller. Kerstetter has performed professionally with the American Wind Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Huntsville (AL) Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, and the Savannah Symphony. He has performed internationally in Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, and Sweden. With clarinetist Robert Chesebro, Kerstetter recently co-authored a clarinet pedagogy textbook titled The Everyday Virtuoso, which is available from Woodwindiana, Inc. of Bloomington, Indiana.

Tod Kerstetter is the Ad Astra quartet’s in-house arranger. If you would like information on Ad Astra clarinet quartet arrangements or would like to book the quartet for a recital, please email him at

Tod Kerstetter