Affiliate artist, clarinet

Steven Klimowski studed clarinet with the famed Leon Russianoff while attending the Manhattan School of Music and SUNY at Purchase. He landed his first orchestra job with the Orquesta Sinfonico del Estado de Mexico.

In 1987 Klimowski founded the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble. He has played with the Vermont Symphony and the Mozart Festival and the Opera Company of Middlebury. Steve is currently the principal clarinet with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and plays with Raising Cane the VSO woodwind trio.

He is the adjunct clarinet teacher at the University of Vermont, Saint Michael’s College and Middlebury College. More recently he has taken up choral conducting with the choir at the Jericho Congregational Church and studied choral conducting with James Jordan of Westminster Choir College.

Mr. Klimowski has twice been honored with an individual artist's fellowship from the Vermont Council on the Arts and received its Citation of Merit.

Awards and Recognition

Mr. Klimowski was honored with individual artist's fellowships from the Vermont Council on the Arts in 1987 and 1990, and, in 2002, was awarded the Arts Council's citation of merit.

Steve Klimowski


  • studies at the Manhattan School of Music and SUNY Purchase


Office Location:

Music Building A309

Courses Taught

MUL B - Applied Lessons, clarinet