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Hot News Pages  -  Organized by Year with Each Month of that Year Listed on the Yearly Page


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2nd Italian Summer Clarinet University - Camerino -10 - 23 August 2016






Klarinette Master Course with VIP Harri Maki - Renowned Soloist and Professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland  - Arnsberg, Germany - 8 - 19 August 2016




Pete Fountain, Legendary New Orleans Jazz Great - In Memoriam - 30 July 2016




A final parade: New Orleans bids farewell to jazz clarinet legend Pete Fountain - 17 August 2016





Senior VIP and Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Chicago Symphony Larry Combs with VIP Marie Ross playing Period Clarinets




Historical Clarinet Summer Workshop - VIP Marie Ross, Director - VIP Rose Sperrazza, Host - Northeast Illinois University - Chicago, Illinois - 8 - 11 August 2016





David Shifrin in Performance of Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op 115, and World Premiere of a work by Gottschaulk with Four Brothers (VIP's  Rocco Parisi, Stephan Versmeerch, Richard Nunemaker, and Sauro Berti) with Orchestra





Senior VIP's Michele Zukovsky and Elsa Ludwig-Verdehr,  a Milan Guifredi, Juan Juan and Ricardo Morales


ClarinetFest at University of Kansas, in Collaboration with the International Clarinet Association - ICA - Dr Robert Walzel and VIP Stephanie Zelnick, Directors - Lawrence, Kansas USA - 3 - 7 August 2016






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, Spain - 7 - 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


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


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

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



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




  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.


2016 Headline Galleries


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