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International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018





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Master Classes with VIP Alcides Rodriguez and Victoria Luperi




VIP David Gould Class on Mouthpieces and Reeds, and VIP Bruce Marking Class on Clarinet Maintenance



Buffet Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy at the University of Northern Florida in Jacksonville - 16 - 21 July 2018






Alumni members from past service in the Army Band with the Commander Colonel Esch and the Command Sergeant Major CSM Smith




Social interaction in the Band Lobby, and Colonel Andrew Esch, Mike Getzin, and Colonel Timothy Holtan, Retired


The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) Annual Alumni Weekend - 12 - 14 July 2018 - Fort Myer and Washington, DC






3rd Annual Alexander Fiterstein Clarinet Academy and Festival - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 9 - 13 July 2018







Senior VIP and Berlin Philharmonic Legend Solo Klarinettist Karl Leister and William Blayney, and Friends VIP Maureen Hurd-Hause, Ayako Oshima, Charles Neidich and friends



ClarinetFest with the International Clarinet Association (ICA) - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ostend, Belgium - 6 - 11 July 2018








Karel Dohnal Performs Copland Clarinet Concerto two concerts with Essener Philharmoniker and conductor Tomas Netopil in Krupp Hall in Essen as last concerts of the symphony concert season, and one open air concert in Grugapark in Essen, Germany  -  5 - 6 July 2018



U-Tube coverage of the Alumni Concert in Eisenhower Hall



West Point Band Clarinet Section and WKA Founder and CEO Mike Getzin, marking his 50th year since entering this Band in 1968




West Pont Band Commander Lieutenent Colonel Tod Addison and Mike Getzin and Ruthann Schempf, daughter of Colonel William Schempf, legendary Past Teacher of Music and Commander of the West Point Band  from 1957 - 1974




Sgt. 1st Class Kristen Mather de Andrade*, Solo Clarinetist and  West Pont Band Commander Lieutenent Colonel Tod Addison and Alum and Mike Getzin after concert




West Point Band Alumni back to the stage for a wonderful evening of musical collaboration with the West Point Concert Band - Eisenhower Hall - 23 June 2018




Senior VIP and Co - Director of Chamberfest Frank Cohen performs Artie Shaw Concerto Concerto with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra





Festival Introduction with Directors Frank Cohen and Diana Cohen - Chamber Performance of the Beetoven Archduke Trio at Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music


Messiean Quartet bow with Cellist Julia Ambers,  VIPs Noah Bendix-Balgley (Concertmaster in the Berliner Philharmoniker),  Roman Rabinovich, and Frank Cohen at Sevarence Chamner Hall




VIP's Franklin and Diana Cohen, Directors  - Cleveland, Ohio - 14 - 30 June 2018



The US Air Force Clarinet Quartet in performance and Clarinet Choir rehearsal and Guest Clarinetist David Drosinos in session with participants

George Mason University Clarinet Academy - Fairfax, Virginia - 18 - 22 June 2018 - Catina Sweedy, Director



Lift Clarinet Academy - Wesley Ferriera, Director - 11 - 15 June 2018 - Junior Academy 18 -22 June 2018 - Colorado State University at Fort Collins



Andea Caputo, Yasuko Fuchs and Wenzel Fuchs


Andrea Caputo, 1st Prize winner in the International Competition "Premio Crescendo" in Florence (Firenze), Italy, and Student with VIP Wenzel Fuchs at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, plays Solo Clarinet with Andreas Wittmann, conducting "Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin" at the Berlin Philharmonie - 9 June 2018


VIP Stephanie Zelnick Master Class - Cornwall, Ontario, Canada - 3 June 2018




Congratulations to all winners and participating for a fantastic contest!

1. Price: Lyuta Kobayashi

2. Price: Elisa Weber

3. Price: Miriam Alder

3. Price: Armin-Thomas Khihel (not in photo)

Photo: winners with jurors (. Johannes Gmeinder, Lyuta Kobayashi, Elisa Weber, Michael Schmidt, Miriam Alder, Gaspare Buono, Travis Meisner)


Wetzlar Klarinetten Competition - Wetzlar, Germany - 1 - 3 June 2018



Faculty VIP's Alessandro Carbonare and Director Guy Yehuda in Recital and Michael Lowenstern and Tasha Warren in Recital


Congratulations to the 2018 Henri Selmer Summer Academy competition winners:

Taewoo Kim- first prize
Eddie Sundra- second prize
Elias Rodriguez- third prize


Selmer Summer Clarinet Academy at Michigan State University - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan - 29 May - 3 June 2018



  The latest 2 months events of interest are posted above to Headline

 them. All previous events are posted in the Headline Galleries so everyone can see and be informed. Click below to check these important archives with photo galleries that have appeared on this page.


2018 Headline Galleries


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