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Sir Neville Marriner, the Inspiration and Founding President of the World Clarinet Alliance - WKA in 1988 in Stuttgart, Germany -  90th Birthday 15 April 2014


2014 Harold Wright Merit Award Competition winner! with the Boston Woodwind Society - Born in Bogotá, Colombia, clarinetist Iván Javier Valbuena Páez  - 13 April 2014



6th Clarinet Festival, Szczecin, Poland, Piotr Piechocki, Director -  April 9-13 2014



South Florida University Clarinet Fest, Calvin Falwell, Director, with Guest Artists  VIP Dr Rapheal Sanders (Professor at State University of New York at Potsdam), VIP Dr Timothy Phillips (Professor at Troy University ((Alabama)) - 12 April 2014


Master Class and Mouthpiece Seminars with James Kanter from Los Angeles, California -   Performing Organization Chairman and Professor Mitchell Estrin, Host - University of Florida in Gainesville - 11 - 12 April 2014

Harry Sparnaay, Renowned Bass Clarinetist and Proponent of New Music,  receives the 1st Honorary Membership Award from the European Clarinet Association - ECA  at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam April 11, Presented by ECA President and VIP Stephan Vermeersch



9th Annual Single Reed Symposium with VIP's Julia Heinen from California State University at Northridge, and VIP Director Christy Banks - Millersville, Pennsylvania - 11 April 2014


Master Class with Dr Michele Gingras, Professor at Miami University (Ohio) at Penn State University at State College, Pennsylvania - Dr Anthony Costa, Host professor - 10 April 2014


VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist in Performance of Weber's 1st Clarinet Concerto Op 73  with The Philadelphia Orchestra - Christoph von Dohnányi - Conductor - 3 - 5 April 2014

Cary Bell, Solo Clarinetist in the San Francisco Symphony, performs Nielsen Clarinet Concerto Op 57 with Herbert Blomstedt Conducting - 3 April 2014


Group Photo of the VCU Clarinet Studio with Professor Dr Charles West, Franklin Cohen and several others

Frank Cohen and Chales West in informal Performance of Mendellsohn Concertpiece


Student Intensive Coaching on specific prepared works and concepts


Host Charles West, Franklin Cohen, and Mike Getzin, and Dinner with members of the Richmond Symphony, Frank Cohen, and Allison Yacoub, District Manager for Lisa's Clarinet Shop in Baltimore, Maryland

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen, Solo Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra and Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)  Master Class at Virginia Commonwealth University - Dr Charles West, Host - Richmond, Virginia - 1 April 2014


Director Maureen Hurd-Hause introducing Woodwind Faculty

Woodwind Day Introduction with Dr Hurd-Hause


Rutgers University Woodwind Day - VIP Dr Maureen Hurd-Hause, Director with Performance and Master Classes with Woodwind Faculty - New Brunswick, New Jersey - 30 March 2014

Troy Clarinet Day Clarinet Participants with Artist Faculty behind the Clarinet Choir

Artist Faculty

 Troy University (Alabama) Clarinet Day - VIP Timothy Phillips, Director, with VIP Jon Manasse and several others as Faculty - 29 March 2014


Clarinet Choir Reading session conducted by Mr DiLutis


Host Robert DiLutis in Introduction of the Clarinet Day and Guest Artist Faculty Robyn Jones, Professor at Memphis State University and former Solo Clarinetist in the Louisiana Philharmonic


Host Robert DiLutis and Paul Cigan of the Washington National Symphony, and David Jones in Recital


Mendellsohn Concertpiece performance with Robert DiLutis and Nina Elhassan at Final Concert, and Trio frivolity with Students

University of Maryland Clarinet Day - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director - 29 March 2014 at Perry Hall High School near Baltimore, Maryland

Allentown Band Clarinet Section with Soloist Stanley Drucker with Ronald Demkee, Music Director


Senior VIP Stanley Drucker, legend Solo Clarinetist Emeritus of the New York Philharmonic as Soloist with the famed Allentown Band at the Association of Concert Bands (ACB) Convention - Allentown, Pennsylvania - 26 March 2014


Burt Hara (Associate Principal Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic) Master Class at the Boston Conservatory, VIP Michael Norsworthy, Host -  23 March 2014


New York Woodwind Quintet Performs the World Premiere of Charles Neidich’s "And Then There Were…"; the New York Premiere of Steinmetz’s "Three Pieces" for Ten Winds; and Works by Fine and Mendelssohn (arr. Purvis)

Part of Juilliard’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series - New York City - 19 March 2014

Group photo of key performers coming in from all over the United States and abroad - all former students at Curtis and present students

Donald Montanaro with special Clarinet plaque presented by Buffet Group President and CEO Francois Kloc




 Distinguished Clarinet Faculty Donald Montanaro to Retire; Tribute Concert - Students and colleagues pay tribute to a distinguished teaching career spanning more than 30 years with March 16 concert at Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

VIP John Bruce Yeh, Acting Solo Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony, Performs Mozart's K622 Clarinet Concerto (on Bassett A Clarinet) with the Great Falls (Illinois) Symphony under Gordon J. Johnson. He also performed my concerto: "Liquid Melancholy".  Mr Yeh also gave a Master Class

Ray Still - Solo Oboist and Soloist Emeritus with the Chicago Symphony - In Memoriam - 12 March 2014


Senior VIP Stanley Drucker as Soloist in Band arrangement of two movements from the Weber Clarinet Quintet Op 34 and Laszlo Gulyas 'Music from Szek'

Elaine Schlatter, Bassoonist in this Wind Symphony with Stanley Drucker

Hanover Wind Symphony - Special guest Soloist: Senior VIP Stanley Drucker - Legendary Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic for 61 Years - Morristown, New Jersey - 9 March 2014


Allentown Symphony (Pennsylvania) performs major Concert including Mozart Requiem using Basset Horns - Diane Wittry, Conductor with VIP's John Schwartz (Principal) and Deborah Andrus - 8 - 9 March 2014

VIP Francois Kloc named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  of the Buffet Group USA by Buffet President and VIP Antoine Beaussant in Paris - announced 5 March 2014




University of Alabama UAB 12th Annual Clarinet Symposium - Dr Denise Gainey, Director, with Guest Faculty London Silas Shavers and VIP Dr Diane Barger  - Birmingham, Alabama - 1 - 2 March 2014


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Director VIP Dr Mary Alice Druhan in concert with Steve Cohen


Clarinet Ensembles and Clarinet Choir conducted by Dr Druhan


VIP Steve Cohen in Recital and Master Classes

Texas Clarinet Colloquium - VIP Dr Mary Alice Druhan, Director  - Texas A & M University - Commerce, Texas  - 1 March 2014


Tennessee Tech Clarinet Day - VIP Wonkak Kim, Director - Cooksville, Tennessee - 1 March 2014



 UWEC Clarinet Day at the University of Wisconsin Eue Claire - Dr Melissa Koprowski, Director - 1 March 2014


  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.

 Headline Galleries 2014

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