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Historical Instruments seminars with Marie Ross











Showing of Early era Clarinets and VIP Marie Ross and Director Catina Sweedy


MASON SUMMER CLARINET ACADEMY at George Mason University -  Catina Sweedy, Director, with VIP and Historic Clarinet Authority Marie Ross, VIP David Gould - Fairfax, Virginia - July 25 – 29, 2016










International Clarinet Festival - Beijing, China - 24 - 28 July 2016







Julian Menendez International Clarinet Festival and 8th Competition and Bass Clarinet with VIP Henri Bok - Avila, Portugal - 17 - 25 July 2016




L to R: BCUSA Woodwind Product Specialist Matt Vance, Artist PASCUAL MARTINEZ-FORTEZA, Artist ANDRE MOISAN, Stanley Drucker Award winner Omar Bastida (with his Artist faculty hand-selected Tradition clarinet), Artist MARK NUCCIO, 2017 full tuition winner Justin Best, Artist IXI CHEN, Artist J. LAWRIE BLOOM, BCUSA President and CEO Francois Kloc



Renowned Buffet Faculty in Premiere of new work for this Academy by composer   McColley



Students of the Academy at the Buffet Headquarters









                                  VIP's Ixi Chen (Cincinatti Symphony), Mark Nuccio (Houston Symphony), Pascual Martinez-Forteza (New York Philharmonic)



                                                                         J Lawrie Bloom (Chicago Symphony), Andre Moisan (Montreal Symphony)



Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy at Northern Florida University - Jacksonville, Florida - 11 - 16 July 2016









Former Clarinet member Richard Harmon with Adam Ebert,  and Soloist Michael Knight (Sergeant Major Retired) in rehearsal of Weber Concertino Op 26




To see a Live past broadcast of the Alumni Concert, click here 


The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) Alumni Reunion and Concerts - Washington, DC - 12 - 16 July 2016



The 2016 Ohio State University Clarinet Academy - VIP Caroline Hartig, Director - 12 - 16 July 2016




Robert Spring
Professor of Clarinet
Arizona State University

Deborah Bish
Associate Professor of Clarinet
Florida State University
Eddy Vanoosthuyse
Principal Clarinet
Brussels Philharmonic
Clarinet Professor
Royal Conservatory Gent



Belgian Clarinet Academy celebrating the legacy of its Founder Guido Six - Ostend, Belgium - 6 - 12 July 2016











Prague Clarinet Days -  Czech Republic - with feature star players including VIP's Charles Neidich and Harri Maki - 2 - 9 July 2016




15th International Master Classes -  - Ostrava, Czech Republic - 2 - 9 July 2016








Clarinet Academy of America at University of Maryland  - VIP's Robert DiLutis and D Ray McClellan, Directors  - College Park, Maryland - 5 - 9 July 2016





ChamberFest Finale at the Maltz Performing Arts Center with Stravinsky's L'Histore du Soldat with Choreographed Puppets for effect and Narrator





World Premiere of new arrangement of Prokoviev's 'Romeo and Juliet'  by Roman Rabinovich at Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music





Performance of Schubert Octet at the Rheinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall








Major concert at the Maltz Performing Arts Center with Golijov  'Prayers and Dreams of Isaac the Blind',  and VIP Directors Diana and Franklin Cohen and Mike Getzin








ChamberFest Cleveland - VIP's Franklin Cohen and Diana Cohen, Directors - Cleveland, Ohio  -  15 June - 2 July 2016




California Clarinet Clinic - VIP Julia Heinen, Director - Los Angeles - 19 - 23 June 2016




Claremont Clarinet Festival - Pomona College - VIP Margaret Thornhill, Director, Assistant Director, Dr. Wendy Mazon - Claremont, California - 12 - 18 June 2016




Lift Clarinet Academy -   Wesley Ferreira,  Jana Starling, and Guest VIP Julia DeRoche as Faculty - Fort Collins, Colorado - 13 - 17 June 2016



VIP Charles Neidich Conducts Hyogo Pac Orchestra and Performs Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto Op 74 - Hyogo, Japan  - 10 - 11 June 2016




BBC Music Day with the BBC Concert Orchestra and VIP New Generation Soloist Annelien Van Wauwe - Truro, United Kingdom - 3 June 2016


Bizet Excerpts from Carmen Suites No.1 and No.2
C. M. von Weber
Concertino for clarinet and orchestra
Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919)
Arr. Patrick Bailey A Cornish Solstice
Bernstein Mambo from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
L. Bassi
Fantasia da concerto ‘Rigoletto’
Ginastera Four Dances from ‘Estancia’




Clarinetopia Students enrolled and Artist Faculty - back row:  VIPs Ayoka Oshima, Steven Cohen. Directors Michael Webster and Guy Yehuda, and Tasha Yehuda


Mike Getzin with Faculty and Renowned Mouthpiece Craftsman Ramon Wodkowski, and Discussion with Oshima, Yehuda and Webster


Clarinetopia Clarinet Residence Seminar - Michigan State University - VIP's Michael Webster and Guy Yehuda, Directors - 1 - 5 June 2016




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2016 Headline Galleries


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