Darkson Magrinelli Rocha, DMA

Director of Winds and and Percussion Programs, Assistant Professor of Clarinet, Department of Music Performance

Office Location: West Campus
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Brazilian clarinetist Darkson Magrinelli, DMA, is the director of winds and percussion programs as well as assistant professor of clarinet at Azusa Pacific University. He is also professor at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Magrinelli was 2nd/bass clarinetist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra for four seasons. In addition to teaching at Shaw University, East Tennessee State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Magrinelli has performed and taught in masterclasses and lessons with regarded clarinetists in Uruguay, Ecuador, Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, and more, and he has performed concertos with various orchestras in Brazil and the United States. He trained under Michele Zukovsky, Kelly Burke, and Diego Grendene, and has worked with Jennifer Showalter, Burt Hara, and Yehuda Gilad. He is also an artist for the Art House Alliance in Syracuse, New York, and a Selmer-Paris Performing Artist, playing exclusively with Selmer Privilège clarinets.


  • DMA, Clarinet Performance, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • MM, Clarinet Performance, Azusa Pacific University
  • BM, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS


  • Artist Certificate, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Areas

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)
    • Undergraduate Programs
    • Graduate Programs


  • Brazilian Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Clarinet Pedagogy
  • Clarinet Performance
  • Music Appreciation
  • Woodwinds

Courses Taught

  • MUS 1W1 – Applied Woodwinds
  • MUS 1B1 — Applied Brass
  • MUS 155 — Chamber Ensemble: Woodwinds
  • MUS 359 — Chamber Ensemble: Woodwinds
  • MUS 153 — Chamber Ensemble: Brass
  • MUS 357 — Chamber Ensemble: Brass
  • MUS 120 — Music Fundamentals
  • GMUS520 — Applied Instruction
  • MUS 440 — Instrumental Pedagogy
  • MUS 452 — Instrumental Literature