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April 2016 Hot News


24 April 2016

International Soloist Martin Frost Performs Nielsen Clarinet Concerto Op 57 with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra

Berlin, Germany


21 April 2016

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen (Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the Cleveland Orchestra) conducts Major Master Class at the State University at Stony Brook (New York), VIP Alan R Kay, Host

Stony Brook (New York USA


17 - 18 April 2016

Linton Chamber Concert 'Transcending Time' with Beethoven, Debussy, and Messiean with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen

Cincinnati, Ohio USA

16 - 17 April 2016

Boston Clarinet Academy Master Class Weekend with VIP's Wenzel Fuchs with Director Jonathan Cohler

Boston, Massachusetts USA


16 April 2016

Millersville Single Reed Day - VIP Christy Banks, Director, with VIP Diane Barger, Guest Faculty 

Millersville, Pennsylvania USA


14 - 16 April 2016

VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist in World Premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Clarinet Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra -

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA



15 April 2016

Senior VIP and Renowned Retired Solo Clarinetist in the NY Philharmonic Stanley Drucker in Master Classes at California State University at Fullerton - VIP Nathan Williams, Host

Fullerton, California

 9 April 2016

Southern Texas State University Flute & Clarinet Festival, with Artist Guests VIP Kenneth Grant, and Paula Corley

Brownsville, Texas

April 9th 2016


Cleveland, Ohio USA



9 April 2016

University of Delaware Clarinet Day - Dr Christopher Nichols, Director

Newark, Delaware


7 - 10 April 2016

Nederlands Clarinet Festival

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3 April 2016

Masterworks of Four Centuries 2015-2016 Sunday Concert Series with Smithsonian Associates at the American Museum of Natural History with all Beethoven program performed on Period Instruments. VIP Charles Neidich performs Beethoven Septet Op 20 on a Period Clarinet -

Washington, DC USA



3 April 2016

University of Maryland Clarinet Day - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director

College Park, Maryland USA



2 April 2016

9th Troy University Clarinet Day - VIP  Timothy Phillips, Director

Troy, Alabama USA

By Corinne Smith

               Troy University, located in Troy, Alabama hosted its ninth annual Clarinet Day on April 2, 2016. Timothy Phillips, host and Associate Professor of Clarinet at the John M. Long School of Music pulled off another fantastic day for young clarinet lovers. Students from Alabama and surrounding states participated in clinics, master classes, and a large clarinet ensemble. A diverse group of guest artists gave recitals, including: VIP Maria du Toit (freelance solo and chamber musician from South Africa); VIP Raphael Sanders (State University of New York at Potsdam); VIP Wonkak Kim (Tennessee Technological University) and his wife, collaborative pianist Eun-Hye Grace Choi; James Kanter (noted studio musician and mouthpiece aficionado); VIP Timothy Phillips (Troy University); Jennifer Tinberg (Troy University); and Corinne Smith (Troy University). The event was sponsored in part by the Buffet Group USA, Backun Musical Services, BG France, D’Addario, Vandoren, Silverstein Ligatures, the World Clarinet Alliance, and Troy University.

             The day started bright and early with an artist recital that included performances by Timothy Phillips, Jennifer Tinberg, Corinne Smith, Wonkak Kim, and Grace Choi. All 80 students then gathered in the band room for the first of three clarinet choir rehearsals that would take place throughout the remainder of the day. A clinic with James Kanter followed, where he talked about his career recording for television and film scores in Los Angeles. His clinic also included a discussion about mouthpieces and the importance of taking care of them. Maria du Toit wrapped up the first half of the day with a recital that included Kovács’ Hommage à J.S. Bach, Bassi’s Fantasia da Concerto su motivi del “Rigoletto” di G. Verdi, and Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.

            After lunch, the students were refueled for the next guest artist recital, given by Raphael Sanders. Along with Grace Choi, Sanders presented a version of the Weber Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34 for clarinet and piano. The remainder of the afternoon consisted of master classes and clarinet choir rehearsals before the final concert took place. Proud parents filled the seats for a program that included performances by the Troy University Clarinet Choir, the High School/College Clarinet Day Choir, Maria du Toit, Raphael Sanders, James Kanter, Jennifer Tinberg, and Wonkak Kim.

            Both Buffet and Backun Musical Services generously donated clarinets to be given to two lucky Clarinet Day attendees after the final concert. The winners were chosen based on written essays about why music education is important and how it has impacted their lives. It was another fantastic day, and the clarinet community looks forward to the ten-year anniversary celebration of Clarinet Day next year!



2 April 2016

Catholic University Single Reed Symposium - Dr Ben Redwine, Director

Washington, DC



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