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Chief Musician Cynthia K. Wolverton,

Bass Clarinet


MUC Cynthia K. Wolverton
 

Cynthia Wolverton, a native of Norcross, Georgia, joined the Navy Band in 2000.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Doctor of Musical Arts magna cum laude from the University of North Texas.  While at UNT, Wolverton was named the 1999 College of Music Outstanding Student in Woodwinds and the 2000 Outstanding Graduate Student in Instrumental Studies.  Her teachers include R. Douglas Graham, Bruce Dinkins, Wilbur Moreland, and James Gillespie.


Wolverton spent three summers at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, winning the Concerto Competition in 1993.  She also won the 1993 Atlanta Music Club Young Artists’ Concerto Competition and was a semi-finalist in the 1996 International Clarinet Association Young Artists Competition.  Since 2003, Wolverton has been a member of the McLean Orchestra.  She is also the author of “Clarinetists in Uniform,” a regular column in The Clarinet magazine which spotlights the activities and achievements of clarinetists serving in our nation’s military bands.