Meet the musicians

Mark Kleine

Appointed as Second/E-flat Clarinet of the Columbus Symphony in 2019, Mark Kleine has performed with several orchestras across the United States, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, and the Louisville Orchestra. Prior to joining the Columbus Symphony, he performed with the Lexington Philharmonic as both second clarinet (2012-17) and principal clarinet (2017-18).

Mark has remained involved in chamber music throughout his career, performing with concert:nova chamber ensemble (Cincinnati, OH) and the Mill Avenue Chamber Players (Tempe, AZ). He was also featured as clarinetist for the Lexington Chamber Music Festival’s July Series in 2012. As a soloist, Mark has appeared with both the Columbus State University Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra, having won concerto competitions at both institutions.

An active pedagogue, Dr. Kleine is a faculty member at the University of Dayton, where he teaches clarinet and performs with the faculty woodwind quartet. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music from Columbus State University in Georgia. His principal instructors include Jonathan Gunn, Robert Spring, and Lisa Oberlander.