Robert DiLutis is Professor of Clarinet at the University of Maryland and in his 6th season as Principal Clarinetist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. DiLutis previously taught at Louisiana State University and held positions with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra and Eastman School of Music. His recent recitals and classes have included ClarinetPasto in Colombia South America, Cincinnati Clarinet Mini-Fest, University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and Clarinetfest, Madrid, Spain and Ostend, Belgium. Born in Baltimore, Maryland to a family of musicians, Mr. DiLutis studied with William Blayney and later at the Juilliard School with David Weber of the NYC Ballet. In 1989 he made his Carnegie Recital Hall debut as the winner of the Artist International Chamber Music Competition. As a soloist Mr. DiLutis has performed with the San Antonio Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Baton Rouge Symphony. Mr. DiLutis has toured with the New York Philharmonic and is co-director of the Clarinet Academy of America. In addition to his performance career Mr. DiLutis is the creator of the Reed Machine, a reed making device used by top professionals around the world. Mr. DiLutis is an Artist for Buffet Crampon, Ronver and Lohff and Pfeiffer Denmark. His recent work can be heard on the Delos, RM Records and Tonsehen labels.