Born: November 1, 1972 Primary Instrument: Reeds
Todd DelGiudice grew up in south Florida where he studied clarinet with Richard Hancock of the Florida Philharmonic and saxophone with Professor Gary Keller of the University of Miami. Todd is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he received a Bachelors of Music as well as a Masters of Music under instruction of Gary Keller, Gary Campbell (saxophone), William Klinger and Margaret Donahue (clarinet). During this time he performed professionally with The Florida Philharmonic, The New World Symphony, Ray Charles, The Woody Herman Big Band and Natalie Cole among many others. While still an undergrad at UM, Todd became a featured member of one of Red Rodney's last working quintets. He also recorded albums with Phil Flanigan, Duffy Jackson, Dennis Marks and the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band. Before completing his masters degree, Todd moved to New York City, where in the space of two years he performed with Maria Schneider, John Fedchock, Rich Perry, Ingrid Jensen, Donny McCaslin and Rick Margitza as well as leading his own group playing in The Knitting Factory and other venues.
After completing his Masters degree from Miami, Todd moved to Eugene, Oregon to further his classical clarinet studies under the tutelage of Dr. Wayne Bennett. During his stay in Oregon, Todd was the principal clarinetist of the Oregon Mozart Players and bass clarinetist for the Eugene Opera as well as performing with the Eugene Symphony, the American Symphonia under James Paul and the Eugene Ballet. Todd also maintained an active jazz career, playing in small groups and big bands around town as well as being featured as a jazz clarinet soloist with Ken Peplowski during Eugene's renowned Festival of American Music. In addition to his performing career, Todd has been a dedicated educator, holding adjunct positions at The University of Miami and Northern Illinois University as well as conducting clinics and seminars in the South Florida, New York, Eugene and Northern Illinois areas.
Todd is currently Assistant Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at Eastern Washington University near Spokane, WA. As a member of Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Todd plays third clarinet and bass clarinet. He also plays lead alto with The Bob Curnow Big Band and is a member of The Free Range Sax Quartet. He has been featured nationally as a guest artist and clinician.
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