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Mark Kleine

Mark Kleine

Appointed as Second/E-flat Clarinet of the Columbus Symphony in 2019, Mark Kleine has performed with several orchestras across the United States, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, and the Louisville Orchestra. Prior to joining the Columbus Symphony, Mark performed with the Lexington Philharmonic from 2012-2017 as Second Clarinet and from 2017-18 as Principal Clarinet.

Mark has remained an active chamber musician throughout his career, performing with concert:nova chamber ensemble (Cincinnati, OH) and the Mill Avenue Chamber Players (Tempe, AZ) and serving as clarinetist for the Lexington Chamber Music Festival’s July series. As a soloist, he has appeared with both the Columbus State University (GA) Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra.

An active pedagogue, Mark is on the faculty at the University of Dayton, where he teaches clarinet and performs with the faculty woodwind quartet. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music from Columbus State University in Georgia. His principal instructors include Jonathan Gunn, Robert Spring, and Lisa Oberlander.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys cycling, board games, playing Rocket League ®, and sous vide cooking.