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Carmelo Galante, clarinet

Carmelo Galante is principal clarinet of the Omaha Symphony and former principal clarinet of the Lincoln(Nebraska) and South Bend (Indiana) symphony orchestras and second clarinet of the Springfield (Illinois) Symphony Orchestra. Summer festivals include the Sebago Lake Chamber Music Festival (Maine), the Chenango Musicfest (New York), the Peninsula Music Festival (Wisconsin), and the Omaha Chamber Music Society. He also has been principal clarinet substitute for the Buffalo Philharmonic (New York) and the South Dakota Symphony.

Carmelo has studied clarinet with Franklin Cohen (Cleveland Orchestra) and James Pyne (Buffalo Philharmonic) at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has a bachelor of music degree in performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, where he studied with Lawrence McDonald.

Carmelo’s wife, Lynn, is the director of data collection at Visinet, Inc. in Omaha, and they have a son, Rosario, and daughter, Antonia.