Brazilian clarinetist Darkson Magrinelli is the Director of Woodwinds at Western Colorado University. He played professionally in symphony orchestras in Brazil for over 10 years and was the bass clarinetist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra for four seasons.
Prior to his appointment at WCU, Dr. Magrinelli was Director of Winds and Percussion Programs, in addition to Assistant Professor of Clarinet, at Azusa Pacific University. He also served on faculty at Fullerton College, Shaw University, East Tennessee State University, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Magrinelli has performed in masterclasses and lessons with regarded clarinetists in Uruguay, Ecuador, Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, and more. Every summer, he teaches for the Festival Internacional de Música Guaranda held in Ecuador and Colombia. Recently, Dr. Magrinelli has performanced at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles and at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in North Carolina.
Magrinelli holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned his Master’s degree and Artist Certificate from Azusa Pacific University, and Bachelor’s degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Dr. Magrinelli trained under the tutelage of Michele Zukovsky, Kelly Burke, Diego Grendene, Burt Hara, and Yehuda Gilad. He is a Selmer-Paris Performing Artist and plays exclusively with Selmer Privilège clarinets.