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Chief Musician Jon F. Agazzi,

Eb Clarinet


MU1 Jon F. Agazzi
 

Chief Musician Jon Agazzi, originally from Plainfield, Ill., joined the Navy Band in November of 2003.  He attended Interlochen Arts Academy and later went on to earn a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and he is currently pursuing two additional degrees: a  Doctor of Musical Arts at the Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration at Strayer University. While attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, Agazzi won the Concerto Competition performing the Skrowacewski Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra.  His teachers include Robert Marcellus and Clark Brody. 


Agazzi has performed with many ensembles including the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, Pittsburgh Symphony, Taipei Experimental Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Conspirito Woodwind Quintet and Tallahassee Symphony.   He attended the Interlochen  Music Camp and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina and Spoleto, Italy. 


In addition to playing Eb clarinet in the Navy Band, Agazzi enjoys his duties as national tour manager, clarinetist in the Navy Band Woodwind Quintet, and as the International Saxophone Symposium’s annual College Quartet Series coordinator.  In his free time, he enjoys bicycle racing and hiking.