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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506


Dr. Tod Kerstetter

Clarinet, Bass Clarinet,
Woodwind Chamber Music

310 McCain Auditorium

Tod Kerstetter

Tod Kerstetter serves as Professor of Clarinet, member of the resident Konza Wind Quintet, and Music Program Webmaster at K-State. His recent significant performances include solo and chamber appearances at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests® in 2015 (Madrid, Spain), 2016 (Lawrence, KS), 2017 (Orlando, FL), 2018 (Ostend, Belgium), and 2019 (Knoxville, TN).

He currently serves on the I.C.A. Executive Board as Treasurer. A graduate of Furman University, Indiana University, and the University of Georgia, Tod enjoys traveling and has performed internationally in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

Tod has been involved in several recent commissioning projects for new music for clarinet, including compositions by David Maslanka (Concerto for Clarinet, Desert Roads, Eternal Garden), Mauricio Murcia (Colombian Suite, Trio Suite Colombiana), Kevin Walczyk (Concerto Scion), and Craig Weston (Aspects, Still on the Antipodes, Stehekin Sonata). He is also active as an arranger and editor, with publications appearing in the catalogs of Alry Publications, Carl Fischer, MorningStar Music, and Prairie Dawg Press. With Robert Chesebro of Furman University, Tod has also co-authored a clarinet pedagogy textbook titled The Everyday Virtuoso, available from Woodwindiana, Inc. of Bloomington, Indiana.


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