Brazilian clarinetist, Darkson Magrinelli is the Director of Woodwinds and Clarinet Instructor at Western Colorado University. He also teaches at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC, and Azusa Pacific University, in Los Angeles, CA. Magrinelli played professionally in Symphony Orchestras in Brazil for over 10 years and was 2nd/Bass clarinetist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina for four seasons.
Prior to his appointment at WCU, Dr. Magrinelli was Director of Winds and Percussion Programs as well as Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Azusa Pacific University. Magrinelli was also Professor at Fullerton College, Shaw University, East Tennessee State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Magrinelli has also performed and taught in masterclasses/lessons with regarded clarinetists in Uruguay, Ecuador, Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, and more. Every summer, Dr. Magrinelli serves as teacher for the Festival Internacional de Música Guaranda which happens in Ecuador and Colombia. Recent highlights are performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, and the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in North Carolina. Additionally, Dr. Magrinelli has performed as a soloist with various orchestras in Brazil and the United States.
Magrinelli holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also 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. Darkson Magrinelli is trained under the tutelage of Michele Zukovsky, Kelly Burke, Diego Grendene, he also worked with Burt Hara and Yehuda Gilad. Furthermore, Dr. Magrinelli is a Henri SELMER Paris Performing Artist, playing exclusively with Privilège clarinets.