Membership Spotlight: Clarence Padilla by Melody Baker Clarence Padilla recently completed his 25th year as professor of music at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He serves as the university’s primary clarinet studio instructor. Over his long and varied career, however, he has worn many other “musical hats.” I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Prof. Padilla and explore his diverse musical career. We even discussed how his clarinet has taken him around the world! The following interview has been edited for clarity.   Melody (M): While serving as Drake’s Clarinet Professor, what other musical jobs or positions have you had? ClarenceRead More →