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Mark Kleine

Adjunct Faculty, Clarinet


College of Arts and Sciences: Music


Email: Mark Kleine
Phone: 937-229-3936
FH 475


  • DMA, Clarinet Performance, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
  • M.M., Clarinet Performance, Arizona State University
  • B.M., Clarinet Performance, Columbus State University


Dr. Mark Kleine teaches clarinet and performs with the faculty woodwind quartet at the University of Dayton.

Appointed as Second/E-flat Clarinet of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in 2019, Dr. Kleine has performed with several professional orchestras across the United States, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony and the Louisville Orchestra. Dr. Kleine is also an active chamber musician, having performed with concert: nova chamber ensemble (Cincinnati), the Mill Avenue Chamber Players (Tempe, Ariz.), and as clarinetist for Lexington Chamber Music Festival’s July Series.

Dr. Kleine has enjoyed teaching privately throughout his education and career. In addition to maintaining a private studio, he has been a clarinet instructor at the Greater Columbus School of Music in Georgia and the Chautauqua Institution in New York as a member of the Music School Festival Orchestra.

Faculty perspective

"I rely on my education and extensive orchestral experience to inform my teaching. I also believe a culture of support among members of any teaching studio is paramount to their collective success."

Professional activities

  • Organized 2024 University of Dayton Woodwind Day

Research interests

  • Electro-acoustic music for clarinet

Courses taught

  • Applied Clarinet
  • Clarinet Ensemble