The most important Open Source International Clarinet Resource





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WKA Mission: To serve Music, the Klarinette, and each other


Website Directory   -   Headline Galleries Archives -  In Memoriam Pages and Archives  -  WKA Officer VIP Directory


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


WKA Newsletter Pages - Organized by Year with each Month Listed


International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018



Clarinet and Chamber Music, Concerto, Jazz, New Music, Clarinet Ensemble Recordings




Check the Monthly WKA Newsletters - August 2020


Check the current Hot News Page - July 2020



James Ognibene - Renowned Bass Clarinetist in the Metropolitan Opera and Leading Soloist and Padagogue - In Memoriam - 11 August 2020


Joseph Rabbai - Former Solo Clarinetist in the Metropolitan Opera and Major Player and Teacher in New York - In Memoriam - 11 August 2020



Leon Fleisher - World Renowned Pianist and Professor at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland - In Memoriam - 2 August 2020






Click on above banners for important Orchestra information including the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall


Berliner Philharmoniker 2019 - 2020 Season Announcement with Kirill Petrenko


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



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As many in the world know, the Covid 19 Virus Pandemic has virtually stopped all activity worldwide cancelling Music Festivals, Educational Institutions and more.   During this stressful time, Livestream activity to support this void has shown itself to be a morale support to all watching.  Many quality performances and workshop streams will be posted on the future Newsletter and  Hot News as they appear and will be contued in the following months



Upcoming Interview with Internationally renowned Soloist VIP David Shifrin with Andrew Simon - 15 August 2020 - 9 AM EST




What a fantastic week in Arnsberg!
First a great bunch of hobby players and than an excellent group of students!
I'm very thankful that this was made possible, despite and within of all restrictions.
Thanks to everyone Involved: city of Arnsberg (especially Ulrike Stratmann-Bruns), Prof. Nicola Jürgensen, Johann-Peter Taferner, Pascal Schweren and all wonderful participants!!



DePaul University Virtual Clarinet Intensive - Chicago, Illinois - 3 - 7 August 2020



 Interview with VIP Sabine Meyer with Senior VIP Andrew Simon  - 8 August 20




 Interview with VIP John Bruce Yeh (Chicago Symphony) with Senior VIP Andrew Simon - 1 August 2020



1st Festival de Clarinetes - Bugarmanga - 30 July - 1 August 2020



Bravissimo Clarinet Academy Virtual - 27 - 31 July 2020



AdZel Duo  (Miriam Adam  and Stephanie Zelnick Virtual Clarinet Day - 30 July 2020


Idyllwild Arts Summer Master Class Festival with Senior VIP David Shifrin and Amanda Walker - Virtual - 20 - 31 July 2020



VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe, BBC New Generation Artist recipient, and Clarinet Professor at the Hague Conservatory,  nominated in 3 Categories by Opus Klassik



 Interview with VIP Anthony McGill (Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) and VIP Anat Cohen


Historic and Inspirational Talks with WKA VIPs from May - August 2020 Hosted by Senior VIP Andrew Simon (Solo Clarinetist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic)



VIP John Bruce Yeh Master  Class  - Virtual  -  follow this link - 11 July 2020



Clarinet Academy of America - University of Maryland at College Park - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director - 6 - 10 June 2020



5th Fiterstein Clarinet Academy -  VIP Alexander Fiterstein, Director - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 6 - 10 July 2020



Clarinet Conservatory of New York - VIP David Gould, Director - 6 - 10 July 2020  - Virtual




  The latest  month 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.


2020 Headline Galleries


                 Welcome to the World Clarinet Alliance Official Site.     As you have noticed by the many Resource and News Pages, this has become a vital primary source of information for all levels of players and interests, and is intended to expand horizons and make possible vital advancements for all players, students and professionals alike, and give a truly International perspective on the Community of Clarinet Performance and Education. 

               WKA is interactive with many Music Organizations, Military Band Organizations, Industry, Festivals worldwide, International Competitions, Master Classes, and the Academic sector. 


               As the membership is Free for everyone to join, this opens the Open-source communication opportunities to connect with other like-minded players and friends.   Because of Internet speed of current communication, anyone, from remote areas or across the overseas areas, can be actively involved in the Clarinet Community worldwide.   No Magazine is published as everything is downloadable, and one can print targeted information and create their own 'Magazine', free from Advertising, but substance information that can be used.  It is highly important for all teachers and Clarinet organizations to make WKA known to their students and members. The purpose of WKA is to serve the entire Music and Clarinet Community.


              WKA is available to everyone to communicate and inquire, and information to be shared with members is welcomed and encouraged.


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