Kathleen Costello holds the position of Principal Clarinet with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. She continues to spend time in Pittsburgh, where she performs with the ensemble IonSound Project, which she helped to found in 2004. She has recently graduated with a Master of Music degree from Duquesne University where she studied with Pittsburgh Symphony clarinetist Ron Samuels, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University where she studied with Russell Dagon. She has also studied with the former Second and Eb clarinetist of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Dan Johnston.

In addition to maintaining an active free-lance career, Kathleen has held positions with the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony, and the McKeesport Symphony. She has also performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Canton Symphony, the Wheeling Symphony, and the Renaissance City Winds. During her time in Pittsburgh she has held adjunct teaching positions with Seton Hill University and the University of Pittsburgh. Kathleen spends two weeks each summer performing with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra in Lancaster, Ohio. 

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