Louis Gangale has performed, toured, and recorded extensively with The Cleveland Orchestra and is currently principal clarinet of The Cleveland Pops and The Cleveland Chamber Symphony. He has received acclaim from distinguished composers, conductors and critics for his interpretations of contemporary works. Mr. Gangale is nationally known as a woodwind repair technician specializing in the acoustics of woodwind instruments.


  • BME, Baldwin-Wallace
  • MM, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Doctoral studies, Cleveland Institute of Music (with Theodore Johnson)
  • Instructors included Stanley Hasty and David Shifrin

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music

Additional faculty experience:

  • Wooster College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland State University