I studied with Mr. Gigliotti for four years at Temple University, as well as for a summer during high school. In fact, it seems like I studied with him for much longer that that; he had taught all of my other teachers. Probably the most impressive lesson I ever had with him was 17 years after receiving my Master's degree, and was done over the phone! I had developed a severe jaw problem, and my playing ability was fast disappearing. Mr. Gigliotti was able to give me some incredibly helpful pointers just by listening to me describe the symptoms to him. He also picked out and sent a mouthpiece, which was more free-blowing than the one I was using, and had a gorgeous tone.
Mark studied with Mr. Gigliotti at Temple University from 1976 to 1980. After he received his Master's degree from Temple, he played in the Caracas (Venezuela) Philharmonic as assistant principal clarinet, and later was principal clarinet of the Cheyenne Symphony, and a member of the Central City Opera and Colorado Ballet orchestras.
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