A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Michael S. Lippard, D.M.A.


  • B.M., Music Education, James Madison University, 1996
  • M.M., Clarinet Performance, Northwestern University, 1997
  • D.M.A., Clarinet Performance and Pedagogy, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008


  • Guest Artist: Clarinet master-class, Marshall University, 2014
  • Guest Conductor: 74th Annual Huntingdon County Sr. High Band Festival, Juniata Valley School District, 2012
  • Guest Artist: Clarinet master-class, Elizabethtown College, 2011
  • Guest Conductor: Wind Symphony, York College of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • Festival Director and Adjudicator for woodwind area, Sul Ross State University Solo & Ensemble Festival, 2008-2011


  • Listening to Music
  • Foundations of Music Theory
  • Applied Clarinet Lessons


  • Concerto Competition winner, Introduction Theme and Variations, Rossini, University of Colorado, 2002
  • Wallace F. Fiske Performance Award, University of Colorado, 2000-2001
  • Concerto Competition Finalist, James Madison University, 1994-1996

Recent Performances

  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Festival Band, Ohio Music Conference, clarinet, 2015
  • Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra Pops Series, substitute clarinet, 2010-2011
  • Theatre of the Big Bend, various shows, 2006-2009
  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Festival Band, Michigan Music Conference, clarinet, 2008
  • Rocky Mountain Center for the Musical Arts, clarinet, Amahl and the Night Visitors, 2005


  • College Music Society
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • International Clarinet Association
  • The National Scholars Honor Society
  • International Fellowship of Conductors, Composers and Collaborators


  • Clarinet Faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Michigan, 2006-present
  • Professor of Music, Sul Ross State University, 2006-20111
  • Private Studio Teacher of Clarinet, 1997-present