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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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International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018





Check the Monthly WKA Newsletters- August 2018

Check the current Hot News Page - August 2018



André Pons - Clarinetist soloist at the Paris National Opera Orchestra - In Memoriam - 8 August 2018


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Check Photo Galleries and Thumbnail photos that can be enlarged by clicking over them




Alert of interest to all Clarinetists: Legend Senior VIP Stanley Drucker of the New York Philharmonic will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning (9 am EST) on 26 August 2018 on the occasion of coverage of Leonard Bernstein's 100th anniversary of his birth



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Gonjiam Woodwind Festival - with VIP Wenzel Maria Fuchs - 8 - 10 August 2018 - Gonjiam, Korea









Music Seminar in Kitokaruizowa, Japan - VIPs Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors -

30 July - 10 August 2018




VIP Wenzel Maria Fuchs Master Class Curso at the Santa Cecilia Cullera - Spain - 27 - 30 July 2018





Master Classes




Faculty Concert



International Clarinet Workshop - VIP Alexander Fiterstein, Director - Kibbutz Mizra, Israel - 24 - 29 July 2018




Clarinet Faculty and Artists






3rd International Clarinet Festival  (CCOM)  - Juan Juan, Director - Beijing, China - 24 - 28 July 2018




Clarinet Sicily Festival 2018 - Sicily, Italy - 20 - 22 July 2018






VIP Philippe Cuper Master Class with the Korea Clarinet Ensemble - Choong Ju, Korea - 23 - 28 July 2018


Faculty Recital with World Premiere of 'Screenshots' for 5 Clarinets by Piotr Szewckyk and Master Classes with VIP Alcides Rodriguez and Victoria Luperi

VIP Philippe Cuper Class and Clarinet Maintenance session with students taking their Clarinets apart and cleaning them and putting them back together and

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



Competition Winners on right


International Clarinet Masterclass and Competition " Julian Menendez "  - Avila, Spain - 15 - 23 July 2018



VIP Robert Spring conducting Clarinet Choir warmups


                                                      Belgian Clarinet Academy - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ostend, Belgium - 12 - 18 July 2018



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



Ostrava Clarinet & Saxophone Master Classes - Ostrava, Czech Republic - 29 June - 6 July 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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