Adrienne Lape

Part-Time Instructor of Performing Arts – Clarinet, Saxophone


  • A.A.S., Lake Michigan College
  • B.M., Tennessee Technological University
  • M.M, M.A., D.M.A., The Ohio State University


Dr. Adrienne Lape is looking forward to joining the Ohio Wesleyan University music department beginning in Fall 2022. She is also the Clarinet & Saxophone Instructor for Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Kenyon College, and the Worthington Kilbourne Band Program.

As an educator, Dr. Lape is committed to producing well-rounded musicians who become effective teachers and authentic artists. Her undergraduate student accomplishments include receiving scholarships with acceptance to graduate level collegiate music programs, employment in both the Army and Air Force bands, and employment as k-12 music educators. Her high school students often place in the Ohio all-state & national band ensembles and participate in local youth orchestras, which include the Columbus Youth Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Mansfield Youth Symphony Orchestra, Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio, and participate in the Chamber Music Connection. These students have also received acceptance and scholarship to colleges of their choice as both music majors and minors.

As a musician, she has performed with notable central Ohio ensembles such as the Westerville Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Capital Winds, Heisey Wind Ensemble, McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Columbus. Her recent projects include playing clarinet on the Mark Records Sousa Stories Album with Ohio Capital Winds (2019) and 3 performances of the Weber Clarinet Quintet with the Bryden String Quartet (2022). New music premieres include Fantasia for bass clarinet and wind ensemble by Jim Puckett (2018) and Two Decadent Pieces for Alto Saxophone and Piano by Robert Lunn (2009).

Dr. Lape received a Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music, and Master of Arts from The Ohio State University studying clarinet with James Pyne and Caroline Hartig, and saxophone with James Hill. Prior to living and working in central Ohio, she completed her Bachelor of Music at Tennessee Technological University studying clarinet with Anne Thurmond and saxophone with Phillip Barham.

Contact Info


Sanborn Hall 203
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015