The Cline School of Music: Woodwinds Department

The Cline School of Music offers full-hour lessons for music majors and half-hour lessons for music minors in all woodwind instruments. Most woodwind students major in Music Education; degrees are also available in Church Music and Performance. Students have the opportunity to perform in orchestra, concert band, marching band, pep band, jazz band, chamber ensembles, and regularly scheduled student recitals. All students present a graduating recital.

Dr. Brent Coppenbarger teaches clarinet, saxophone, and oboe, and directs the saxophone and clarinet quartets. Brent Coppenbarger received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music. His Master of Music degree in Performance is from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, and his Bachelor of Music Performance degree is from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Former teachers include members of the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Florentine Orchestra of Italy, and Cleveland Orchestra. Dr. Coppenbarger is a published author/composer; his compositions and arrangements are published by Dorn Publications and Musica Rara. His articles have appeared in The Clarinet, NACWPI Journal, and The Instrumentalist. He has been Bass Clarinetist in the Carolina Pops Orchestra since 2006 and was Principal Clarinetist in the Beloit-Janesville Orchestra in 1988. His CDs, Fly In The Pie, The Electronic Music of Brent Coppenbarger, released in Feb. 2008 and Reeding Time, Works for clarinet, bassoon & story teller, a Children's CD released in Jan. 2008, can be found on cdbaby.

Mrs. Martha Kitterman teaches flute and works with the flute choir and other woodwind ensembles. She started her college education at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and received her B.A. degree in Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mrs. Kitterman has continued with flute studies over the years and attended masterclasses with Paul Brittan, Carl Hall, Christina Smith, Brooks deWetter-Smith, Eleanor Lawrence and Patrica Harper. She was the class director for the Patricia Harper flute masterclass held at North Greenville for several years. Martha is currently serving as principal flute with the GAMAC Chamber Orchestra in Anderson and the Foothills Philharmonic in Greenville. She previously served in that position in the Greenville Symphony under Peter Rickett, the Asheville Symphony under Robert Hart Baker and the Heritage Chamber Orchestra under Edvard Tchivzhel. Mrs. Kitterman also maintains a flute studio in her home in Easley, SC.

Ms. Sonja Coppenbarger teaches bassoon. She is Principal Bassoonist of the Hendersonville Symphony and Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium Orchestra, and was Principal Bassoonist of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra from 1996-2005. Her Bachelor of Music Performance degree is from the University of Victoria, and her Master of Music Performance degree is from New England Conservatory of Music. Her articles have appeared in The Instrumentalist, and she collaborated with her husband on their CD Reeding Time.