Founded in 2007, Tosca DUO is the featured ensemble in residence at the annual Stetson University Clarinet Clinic, and has been invited performers at numerous clarinet festivals and conferences throughout the United States. Tosca DUO released their first, self-titled album in 2017. Their second album, Dimensions was released in the summer of 2018. Further information, including contact information, bios and up-coming performances can be found on www.toscaduo.com.
Lynn Ann Musco is in her 32th year as Professor of Clarinet and Coordinator of Woodwind Studies at Stetson University. She holds degrees from the Florida State University, New Mexico State and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; her major teachers include Frank Kowalsky, Charles West, Russ Dagon, Laroy Borchert and Jack Snavely. A highly respected pedagogue, she frequently gives clinics and master classes throughout the United States and has performed in Italy, China, Scotland, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. As Director of the Stetson University Summer Clarinet Clinic she guides approximately 90 students ages 10-19 through a week of intense study of clarinet pedagogy and performance. She is a founding member of Tosca DUO, New Score Chamber Orchestra, Tres Vientos and Veritate Winds, holds the principal clarinet position in the Bach Festival Orchestra, is often called to perform with Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band, and is an Educational Materials Recording Artist for Carl Fisher. An Artist/Clinician for Buffet Crampon and Gonzalez Reeds, she performs on the Tosca Green LinE clarinets with a Bradford Behn Vintage II mouthpiece, Gonzalez FOF reeds, and a Peter Spriggs ligature, a Prestige Eb clarinet, and the Prestige Bass Clarinet.
Shawn L. Copeland, D.M.A., joined the faculty of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in 2014 as the teacher of Clarinet, Alexander Technique, and Entrepreneurship. He is currently the principal clarinetist of the Washington/Idaho Symphony Orchestra, the Co-Director of the Stetson University Clarinet Clinic, and resident Alexander Technique teacher for the Eastern Music Festival. As an accredited teacher of Alexander Technique and a specialist in Body Mapping, he is the author of the upcoming publication, What Every Clarinetist Needs to Know about the Body. Through his work with performing musicians, he has helped hundreds of musicians improve their performance and understand the nature of their performance related injuries.
Dr. Copeland earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His teachers include Kelly Burke, Lynn Musco, and Frank Kowalsky. Shawn is a Performing Artist and Clinician for Buffet Crampon and Gonzalez Reeds. His instruments of choice are Legende Clarinets with an Kaspar Mouthpiece; R-13 E-flat, and the Prestige Bass Clarinet.