TOD KERSTETTER (b. 1963)
Clarinetist Tod Kerstetter serves as Professor of Clarinet, member of the resident Konza Wind Quintet, and Music Program Webmaster in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Kansas State University. He holds degrees in clarinet performance from Furman University (B.M.), Indiana University (M.M.), and the University of Georgia (D.M.A.). His primary clarinet teachers include James Campbell, Robert Chesebro, Henry Gulick, Theodore Jahn, and Richard Waller.
In his career Tod has performed on clarinet, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano, alto and tenor saxophone with a variety professional ensembles including the American Wind Symphony, the Charleston (SC) Symphony, the Evansville (IN) Philharmonic, the Filarmónica del Bajío of Guanajuato, Mexico, the Kansas City Symphony, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, the Owensboro (KY) Symphony, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra (Italy), the Savannah Symphony, and the Topeka (KS) Symphony. Tod enjoys traveling, and has performed internationally in Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovenia and Sweden. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the International Clarinet Association as Treasurer, and also serves as the I.C.A.’s Kansas State Chair.
Tod has recently been involved in several commissioning projects for new music for clarinet, including recent compositions by David Maslanka, Mauricio Murcia, Kevin Walczyk, and Craig Weston. He is also active as an arranger and editor, with a special interest in arranging music for clarinet choir—ranging in style from early Classical to modern pop and rock.