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 Lee Livengood
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2018-02-28 00:06

To compile my Clarinet Mouthpiece Refacers list, I searched and searched the Internet in vain trying to find contact information for Lee Livengood. I did use the "search" function, but I only read responses from people who have either met with him or advised another player to see him with no contact info given.

While going through search responses on a different topic, I happened to read that a fellow named "Ed" drove a long way to meet with Lee.

After viewing Ed's contact information, I emailed him and he just emailed me back with Lee Livengood's contact information.

If anyone feels the need to contact Lee Livengood, his email address is:


Now, I'll be adding Lee's contact info to the Refacers list.

Post Edited (2018-02-28 22:13)

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 Re: Lee Livengood
Author: Brad Behn 
Date:   2018-02-28 01:27

Lee Livengood is a member of the Utah Symphony's clarinet section. He is one of the finest refacers in the world, he is inexpensive as refacers go, and he is a very kind and decent person. I am very good friends with him and highly recommend his services. Thanks Dan for sharing his information with this community. I don't think Lee spends time on this BB, however don't hold it against him. If you are in the market for a fine refacing, or a lovely clarinet mouthpiece, he is at the top of the field. So much so in fact that Rico hired him as a consultant to help them make their mouthpieces. Indeed there were many cooks in the kitchen involved in that project, but I can say that everything good that came from that project is a direct result of Lee's influence.

Lee makes clarinet mouthpieces, bass clarinet mouthpieces, Eb clarinet mouthpieces and refaces mouthpieces as well. He has a full shop of options.

Brad Behn

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 Re: Lee Livengood
Author: Ed 
Date:   2018-02-28 04:45

To clarify, I have not personally had Lee do work for me. I have played a number of pieces that he has done for others and have been very impressed with the quality of his work.

I have had Brad do some work for me on some vintage pieces and can say that Brad and Lee are some of the best out there. Both do excellent work and have a great understanding of vintage mouthpieces and what it takes to make a mouthpiece "work".

I would highly recommend both Lee and Brad for any mouthpiece work. There are a number of others out there today and we are very fortunate to have so many fine people making and working on mouthpieces.

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 Re: Lee Livengood
Author: Brad Behn 
Date:   2018-02-28 23:50

By the way for those of you who find pedigree important in considering who your refacing pro should be, Lee has some excellent credentials:

Teachers: Stanley Hasty (Eastman School), Mitchell Lurie (UCSB)

Orchestras: Present -Utah Symphony, Past - Savannah Orchestra, Tulsa Philharmonic. Please know that he is an ACTIVE professional musician. He holds a full time position with one of the nation's larger orchestras. It is an ICSOM organization, with an annual budget sufficient to sustain a full size orchestra's roster with significance. He has held full time positions with other ROPA orchestra's to include the Savannah Orchestra and the Tulsa Philharmonic as well.

Lee served as chief consultant for Rico/D'Addario during their clarinet mouthpiece project for years, and travelled the world to represent the product during that tenure as well.

Furthermore, Lee was the International Clarinet Association's president, and served on the board of the ICA for 6 years!

You won't find a more comprehensive package.

Brad Behn

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 Re: Lee Livengood
Author: donald 
Date:   2018-03-01 04:58

Lee once refaced a mouthpiece for me and did a spectacular job. This fellow knows what he is doing. dn

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