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WKA Summer Newsletter 2013 - (June - July)

Neidich Clarinet Seminar - Japan - 31 July - 11 August 2013

Andreas Ottensamer Zuruch Concert - 18 June 2013

Howard Klug Master Class and Concert - 26 - 28 July 2013 - Cologne, Germany

Clarinet & Klezmer in the Galilee with Giora Feidman - Jerusalem and Safed, Israel 0 4 - 11 August 2013

Mark Nuccio NY Philharmonic Soloist in Copland Concerto 1 June 2013 at Avery Fisher Hall

International Clarinet Academy - Italy - 2013 - 2014

Sabine Grofmeier Soloist with Kuerpfalische Kammerorchester - Germany - 8 June 2013

Master Class Courses with VIP Ludmila Peterkova

Domanzlice, Czech Republic - 17 - 25 August 2013

Rocco Parisi Master Class - Italy - 19 June 2013

Buffet Master Class with Concertabaue Clarinetists - 20 - 21 June 2013

ChamberFest Cleveland with Franklin and Diana Cohen - 20 - 30 June 2013

Mozart Piccola Master Class - Taranto, Italy - 5 - 6 June 2013

Julia Heinen and Dmitri Rachmamanoff Recital - Paris - 2 June 2013

Ostrava University (Czech Republic) Master Classes - 30 June - 7 July 2013

ClarEssentials Summer Workshop - University of North Texas - 13 - 15 June 2013

ISA Festival - Austria - 11 - 25 August 2013

Clarinet Summer School Academy - Hope University, Liverpool, UK - 19 - 22 July 2013

Karl Leister Master Class - Berlin - 8 - 9 June 2013

Clarinet Summer School with Celeste Zewald - Hans, Netherlands - 31 July - 2 August 2013

Altea Clarinet Orchestral Festival - 22 - 25 July 2013

Clarinet Academy of America - 10 - 14 June 2013 - University of Georgia

Master Class - 2 - 6 July 2013 - Italy

Camp MSM at Manhattan School of Music in New York - 8 July - 3 August 2013

Buffet Clarinet Academy - 15 - 20 July 2013


Claremont Clarinet Festival - 16 - 22 June 2013 - Pomona, California

Hidden Valley Music Seminar with Mark Nuccio - 7 - 12 July 2013 - Carmel Valley, California

Curso de Xativa - 7 - 13 July 2013

Clarinet Master Class - Bulgaria - June 2013

Philadelphia Int Chamber Music Festival - 22 June - 5 July 2013

Music Academy of the West - Santa Barbara, California - 15 June - 10 August 2013

MPulse Clarinet Institute at University of Michigan - 30 June - 13 July 2013

Clarinet Sessions at Domaine Forget Festival - Quebec - 16 -29 June 2013

IMANI Chamber Music Festival - Juilliard School - 28 July - 8 August 2013

Midwest Young Artists Clarinet Workshop - 24 - 28 June 2013

Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium - 13 - 15 June 2013

ClarinetFest 13 - Assisi, Italy 0 August 2013

Clarinetopia 13 - Michigan State University - June 2013

Lucerne Festival Academy - 17 August - 9 September 2013

Mercadante Clarinet Competition - 17 - 20 October 2013 - Noce (Bari) Italy


Indiana University Summer Clarinet Workshop - 6 - 10 June 2013



May 30 - June 9, 2013
Odense, Denmark




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May 30 - June 9, 2013
Odense, Denmark

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31 May - 1 June 2013

New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with VIP Mark Nuccio, Soloist - Copland Clarinet Concerto
Location: Avery Fisher Hall  (Directions)
Price Range: $30.00 - $140.00
Fri, May, 31, 2013
11:00 AM
Sat, Jun, 1, 2013
8:00 PM
Wynton Marsalis

Program To Include

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Tahiti Trot
Clarinet Concerto
Swing Symphony (Symphony No. 3)


Mark Nuccio joined the New York Philharmonic in 1999 as Associate Principal and Solo E-flat Clarinet. He previously held positions with orchestras in Pittsburgh, Denver, Savannah, and Florida. He has worked with distinguished conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Erich Leinsdorf, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, André Previn, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Gustavo Dudamel. Additionally, Mr. Nuccio has toured with both the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to numerous countries, recorded with both orchestras, and performed with the Philharmonic on the award-winning series, Live From Lincoln Center, broadcast on PBS. A recent New York Philharmonic tour included a historic visit to North Korea — an event watched around the world.

An active solo and chamber musician, Mark Nuccio has been the featured performer with several orchestras in the United States and on numerous occasions at the International Clarinet Association conventions. He made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2001, his Japan recital debut in 2002, and he now regularly performs in recital in the Far East and Europe, as well as across the U.S. In New York, he often can be heard at Merkin Concert Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Nuccio is also a member of the Philharmonic Quintet of New York (PQNY) — a group of five woodwind players from the New York Philharmonic. Since its inception, in 2001, the PQNY has performed across the globe. During summers, Mr. Nuccio performs chamber music at the Strings in the Mountain Music Festival in Steamboat, Colorado.

As a studio musician, Mr. Nuccio is featured on several movie soundtracks, including Failure to Launch, The Last Holiday, The Rookie, The Score, Intolerable Cruelty, Alamo, Pooh’s Heffalump, Hitch, The Manchurian Candidate, and numerous television commercials. He also performed on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as on the 2003 Grammy Awards.

In November 2006, Mr. Nuccio’s first CD, Opening Night,featuring the clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms, was released, and is available at as well as on iTunes and

A Colorado native, Mark Nuccio holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with the renowned pedagogue Robert Marcellus. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

Beyond his active performing schedule, Mr. Nuccio is committed to training the next generation of musicians. He currently serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and teaches master classes in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Nuccio is a Rico advising artist and clinician as well as an artist/clinician for Buffet Crampon, and performs exclusively on Buffet clarinets.

2 June 2013

Major Recital with VIP Julia Heinen and Dmitri Rachmananov

Paris, France

5 - 6 June 2013

Taranto, Italy


5 - 9 June 2013

Clarinetopia - Michigan State University, Michael Webster, Director

6 - 10 June 2013

Clarinet Performance Workshop at Indiana University - Dr Howard Klug, Director

Jacobs School of Music


Come to Bloomington and work with four international performers/teachers in a hands-on approach to clarinet performance in today's world.

Through a combination of master classes, group lessons and private lessons, Howard Klug, Steve Cohen and Eric Mandat will work with you to identify your unique issues...and help you develop approaches towards solving them.

We will present you with improved methodology towards:

  • better/faster articulation
  • improved tone
  • adjusting your reeds
  • efficient practicing
  • better sight reading
  • taking auditions
  • better preparation and proper mind set
  • rounding out your skills for today’s musical environment
  • learning the first steps to improvisation (Randy Salman)
  • playing the whole clarinet family (Eb soprano and bass clarinet)

For questions regarding the content of the program, please contact Howard Klug at

Howard Klug
Howard Klug
, Director
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Eric P. Mandat
Eric P. Mandat

Southern Illinois University
Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen

Northwestern University
Randy Salman
Randy Salman
DePauw University
Quick Links
How to register:
  1. Pre-register online
  2. Pay only the $70 application fee
  3. Make an audition recording: this should be a CD, CD-Rom, or DVD of your performance of the following:
    • Etudes #10 & #13 from C. Rose 32 Etudes
  4. Send Audition Recording to:
Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs
IU Jacobs School of Music
1201 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

You will be contacted regarding acceptance within two weeks after the receipt of application fee and audition materials. We are not responsible for damaged, late, or unreadable recordings. Your recording must be RECEIVED by our office by the Application deadline, May 10, 2013, in order to be considered for acceptance.


Online registration: Link will be posted by January 2013.

***Please note: all registrations must be completed online; there is no paper format of this application.

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Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Tuition and Housing deadline: May 20, 2013

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Non-refundable application fee: $70
Participant tuition: $600
Auditor tuition (observation only, no performance): $300

*All auditors must contact Program Office before registering, at

On-campus housing in Willkie dorm (optional): $55/night (does not include food)

No scholarships are available for this workshop.

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* This workshop is limited to 20 participants. The class is filled on a first-come/ first-served basis, so early submission of application materials is highly recommended.

If an application is received and all spaces have been filled, the applicant will be notified and placed on a wait-list. The application fee will not be processed so there is no charge for being wait-listed. No fees will be due unless a space becomes available. Wait-listed applicants will be notified if a space becomes available; however, being on the wait-list does not guarantee a space will become available. Students will be wait-listed in the order that their applications are received.

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Tuition, minus a $100.00 cancellation charge will be refunded to participants if they withdraw prior to the start of the workshop. Refunds are not guaranteed after the workshop has begun and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Refunds do not include the non-refundable application fee.

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The Jacobs School of Music reserves the right to cancel a workshop if enrollment is not met. Participants will be informed 2 weeks before the start of the workshop and receive a full refund.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.
Indiana University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Students who believe that they are eligible for an accommodation should contact Disabled Student Services at 812-855-7578. TDD, 812-855-7654


8 June 2013

VIP Sabine Grofmeier Solist with Kuerpfalsisch Kammerorchester

Villa Denis, Frankenstein, Germany


8 - 9 June 2013

Senior VIP Karl Leister Master Class

Berlin, Germany


18 June 2013

VIP Andreas Ottensamer, Co-Pincipal Clarinetist in Berliner Philharmoniker  Zurich Concert


19 June 2013

VIP Rocco Parisi, Director

Cesena, Italy


10 - 14 June 2013

Georgia State University - Clarinet Academy of America - VIP Robert DiLutis and D Ray McClellan, Directors

Augusta, Georgia

13 - 15 June 2013

Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, Dr Suzanne Tirk, Director - Tribute to Founder and Director for 35 Years, VIP Dr David Etheridge, passed away 1 month after the 35th Clarinet Symposium 21 July 2009 

13 - 15 June 2013

ClarEssentials Workshop at University of North Texas - VIP Dr Kimberly Cole-Leuvano, Director

15 - 21 June 2013

Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Michigan




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High School Clarinet Institute

The Clarinet Institute provides an opportunity for high school students to work with renowned clarinet artists from the United States and around the world. Students will participate in daily master-classes and will be presented with all the requisite skills that are essential to the mastery of clarinet playing. Clarinet students will also have an opportunity to participate in a solo competition, an orchestral mock audition and in the final student concert of the institute.

Program Information

Program length:

1 week

Session dates:

June 15, 2013 - June 21, 2013




Yes, an audition is required.

Age range:

Students who will have completed grades 9-12

Activities and topics include:

  • Master classes on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts
  • The Art of performing
  • Solo competition
  • Orchestral mock audition
  • Faculty performances
  • Student performances


17 - 18 June 2013

TCU Summer Clarinet Workshop
Fort Worth, Texas


TCU Summer Clarinet Workshop

Gary Whitman, director




Featuring Gary Whitman - TCU Professor of Clarinet and bass clarinet with the Fort Worth Symphony, Andrew Crisanti - retired Principal Clarinet, Fort Worth Symphony, and Ana Victoria Luperi - Principal Clarinet, Fort Worth Symphony. This program is a two-day intensive master class and group training for intermediate and advanced clarinetists. Participant and auditor tuition available. For more information, contact the School of Music at 817-257-7341 or Ms. Sue Ott (

2013 Brochure (pdf) (coming soon)

2013 Registration Information (coming soon)

See required student forms below


17 June - 10 August 2013

Music Academy of the West - Clarinet Faculty VIP Richie Hawley - Professor at Rice University

Santa Barbara, California

Music Academy of the West

Vocal performance

The Music Academy of the West

Summer School & Festival

For 65 years the Music Academy of the West has trained the next generation of great classical musicians by providing opportunities for advanced study and intensive performance in a uniquely beautiful and supportive environment.

Each Music Academy Fellow is awarded a full scholarship including free tuition, single-room accommdations, and all meals.

Age requirements are outlined below.

Fellows may attend a maximum of three summers. Applicants must re-audition each season.


2013 Summer School and Festival Dates: June 15– August 10


  • Online application available now
  • Application Deadline: October 30, 2012
  • Audition results will be communicated in December 2012

2013 INSTRUMENTAL program & solo piano program

  • Online application available in November 2012
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2013
  • Audition results will be communicated in early March

Recognized as one of the world's preeminent summer music programs for gifted pre-professional classical musicians, the Academy offers an experience that is at once intimate and intense, highly personalized, and deeply collaborative.

Applicants from all over the world seek the opportunity to study and perform at the Academy. 1500 applications were received for the 2012 program. 138 Fellows are selected to enroll.

During eight weeks each summer, Academy Fellows refine and enhance their skills with each other and with the outstanding faculty and guest artists who join them. Together they participate in 200 musical events, including masterclasses, chamber music, individual weekly lessons, recitals, orchestra concerts, a concerto competition, a vocal competition, and a fully-staged opera.

Age Requirements for Enrollment:

  • 18 is the minimum age for enrollment in order to receive Academy housing
  • Enrollment consideration may be given to exceptional applicants ages 16 and 17, however Academy housing is not available for enrolled minors. Specific requirements governing room and meals for under-age Fellows are outlined below.
  • 34 is the maximum age for Voice Program, Solo Piano Program & Instrumental Program enrollment (Fellows in these studios must be no older than 34 years of age through the festival's conclusion)

Special Requirements for Under-age Fellows (ages 16 and 17):
Fellows age 16 or 17 at the start of the festival must arrange independent off-campus accommodations for the duration of the festival and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will reside with him or her during that period. Such accommodations are at the Fellow's expense. Lunch for under-age Fellows is provided Monday through Saturday. Arrangements for all other meals and transportation are made by the under-age Fellow.


The Music Academy is committed to investing in the whole musician, personally and professionally, so the off-stage and on-stage experiences at the Academy are both of the highest importance. Every aspect of the program is guided by the principle of "Live Well, Perform Well."

To invest in the Fellows' off-stage experience, the Academy offers a variety of opportunities for Fellows to thrive on a personal level.

  • An innovative Wellness Program focusing on injury prevention, nutrition, exercise, core strength, breathing, posture and conquering performance anxiety offers free lectures, classes, and consultations on a weekly basis.
  • Weekly social events are hosted both on and off-campus, including a beach bbq, hiking, movies, beach volleyball, game nights and more.
  • The Academy refers Fellows to local professionals for free counseling services and provides transportation and referalls for medical treatment.
  • Compeer Program: Fellows are matched to patrons ("Compeers") in one-on-one friendships so that each Fellow is individually supported at performances by a community member. Compeers offer a friendly face in the audience and engage with Fellows outside performances so that music at the Academy is much more meaningful due to the connections made through this program. Compeers and Fellows share free time together as schedules permit, such as a enjoying a meal before or after a performance, or visiting one of the many beautiful attractions in the Santa Barbara area.

Main Campus - Miraflores:
The Academy's home is Miraflores, a private estate set on 10 stunning garden acres in the Santa Barbara area, about 90 miles north of Los Angeles. The campus is just a minute's walk from the Pacific Ocean and Butterfly Beach. Miraflores houses the Academy's administrative offices and is the focus of most of the summer's Instrumental and Solo Piano Program activities and events: orchestra rehearsals, chamber recitals, solo recitals, masterclasses, lessons and individual practice time all take place here. Voice and Vocal Piano Program masterclasses also take place at Miraflores. Performances such as orchestra concerts, opera, opera scenes, outreach concerts and select masterclasses occur in beautiful theatres in downtown Santa Barbara.


Residential Campus - Cate School:
The residential campus provides a welcoming and beautiful living experience Fellows enjoy away from their program commitments. The spectacular 150-acre Cate School campus, 12 miles south of the Music Academy, provides housing, dining services, and recreational opportunities for all Academy Fellows. This gorgeous mountainside campus with ocean and city views provides a peaceful setting for relaxation, recreation and practicing. Cate School is the primary location for the Academy's Voice and Vocal Piano Program studies.

All Fellows are offered single-room accommodations at Cate School. Most rooms have their own balcony or patio. Halls are gender separated and offer community bathrooms on each floor.

The Academy provides private charter bus transportation several times daily between the main and residential campuses and to and from all performance venues.

Cate's recreational facilities include a fitness center, swimming pool, sports fields, gymnasium, and tennis courts.

Fellows are provided buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners Monday-Saturday, and brunch and dinner on Sundays. The Academy is committed to offering a nutritious and varied menu, with a hot buffet at each meal, accompanied by fresh fruit and vegetables, vegetarian entrees, and organic bread delivered by a local bakery.

Prospective Fellows are invited to navigate to their program of interest for information regarding the application and audition processes, application fees, and deadlines.

Programs of Study

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16 - 22 June 2013

Claremont Clarinet Festival - VIP Margaret Thornhill, Director

Pomona, California

"A Blast! Such a "boot camp" I leave each time feeling like a totally different clarinetist!"
---Andrew Friedman, Participant 2011, 2012




"The most voice-like of the woodwind instruments, the clarinet, has fascinated composers from Mozart to the present.
You can sample a wide range of solos, duos and ensemble works in the concerts that are part of this week's Claremont Clarinet Festival."

Los Angeles Times,








16 - 29 June 2013


Woodwind and Clarinet Sessions at Domaine Forget Music Festival

Quebec, Canada

Deadline – all sessions - February 15, 2013

After this date, applications for admission will be accepted and processed if space is available. All incomplete applications will be rejected.

Due to the large number of applications and the planning of the education program provided during the internship, it is strongly recommended to register for the full duration of the course. All requests will be analyzed, however the applications of enrolled students for the full period is prioritized. Applications for a partial course will be analyzed according to accessibility.

General information

  • Collaborative pianio services are offered for the masterclasses. It is the student’s responsability to provide piano parts to the pianist.
  • Free access to all Academy classes and activities for the entire session; free access to Le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session. Restrictions may apply for certain concerts.
  • Auditions will take place on the first day of the session. Students can pick repertoire of their choice.
  • It is your responsibility to insure your instrument for the entire time you are at Le Domaine Forget.
  • Acceptance letters and scholarship information will be sent via email as soon as possible.
  • One month prior to the beginning of your session, you will receive an email with all the information about the preparation for your session.

For all questions regarding your registration and file uploads, please email


APPLICATION DEADLINE - February 15, 2013

Applications received after the deadline will be accepted and processed if space allows. However, for late application requests, scholarship will not be available.


Richard Stoltzman | June 16th to 23rd | Masterclass
World renowned Soloist and Chamber musician

Nicolas Baldeyrou | June 23rd to 29th | Masterclass
Soloist and Professor, Conservatoire national supérieur musique
et danse de Lyon

Jean-François Normand
Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

Marie Picard
Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Québec


Guy Carmichael
Horn player and professor, Conservatoire de Musique de Québec
Woodwind Quintet and Instrumental Ensemble Coaching

Robert Sigmund
Baroque Music Coaching and Accompaniment


Pierre-Richard Aubin
Pianist, Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau



  • Private lessons (2 to 3 per week)
  • Daily Master classes
  • Orchestral Excerpts Classes
  • Mock Auditions
  • Chamber music classes
  • Baroque music coaching

The session includes

  • Collaborative pianio services are offered for the master classes (it is the student’s responsability to provide piano parts to the pianist).
  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session.
  • Free access to le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session.*
    Restrictions may apply for certain concerts.

Auditions will take place on the first day of the session. Students can pick repertoire of their choice.

Application fee: $65 CDN (non-refundable)

TUITION (including room, board and tuition)




Two weeks

$1500 CDN

$1575 CDN

One week

$770 CDN

$810 CDN

N.B. Due to the large number of registrations and the pedagogical structure of the sessions, le Domaine Forget Academy will give priority to applicants wishing to attend their chosen session IN ITS ENTIRETY. Applications for partial sessions will be considered subsequently and in accordance with the remaining availability.




19 - 26 June 2013

Provdiv, Bulgaria




20 - 21 June 2013

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

20 - 30 June 2013

VIP's Franklin Cohen (Solo Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra) and daughter VIP Diana Cohen (Concertmaster in the Calgary Philharmonic in Canada), Directors

Second ChamberFest Cleveland to expand on first year's success


The first ChamberFest Cleveland was such a whopping success last summer that the event will expand for the second festival in June.

Co-directors Diana Cohen, concertmaster of Canada's Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Franklin Cohen, principal clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra, have scheduled eight chamber-music concerts for this year's festival. Last year, there were five.

The daughter-and-father team are continuing the thematic programming instituted at the first festival, "Big Bang!" This year's festival, "(It's) About Time," focuses on elements of time relating to the musical experience.

"Every concert will have a different take on that," says Diana Cohen.

The festival, which will run Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 30, at various locations, is adding a new venue, the Transformer Station in Ohio City; a free pre-concert recital; and a free concert for listeners under 18.

The pre-concert recital will be presented by cellist Gabriel Cabezas, winner of the 15th Annual Sphinx Competition, who has appeared as soloist with such ensembles as the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic.

The second free concert, "Let's Dance!," is a program of dance-related music by Boccherini, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Peter Schickele. Clarinetist Cohen has invited four of his students to take part.

This year's ChamberFest will give the musicians and audience members more opportunities to interact at parties and question-and-answer sessions. Composer-writer Patrick Castillo again will give pre-concert talks and a "Coffee and Conversation" evening.


Two concerts will include an inventive commissioned work by composer-pianist Matan Porat, also one of the festival's artists. The opening concert will begin with "Start-time" and another with "Stop-time," a retrograde inversion (backward and upside-down) of the first part.

Andrew Norman, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in music, will present a discussion about his work, "The Companion Guide to Rome," which he wrote as a winner of the Prix de Rome, before a performance of the piece.

Among the season's array of music, which includes many masterpieces of the chamber-music repertoire, are 20th-century monuments: Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time," Janacek's String Quartet No. 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata"), Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" (in the composer's own version for piano four-hands, but with added percussion, to mark the work's centenary) and the String Quartet No. 2 by Benjamin Britten (whose centenary is in November).

The budget for this year's festival is $185,000, a major leap from the inaugural season's $95,000. The Cohens hope to sell nearly 2,000 seats this year.

"A lot of people who wanted tickets couldn't get them [last year]," says Frank Cohen.

"We want to make sure everything is sold out," Diana Cohen says. "We thought of doubling the season. We're doubling our artist costs."


22 June - 5 July 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


24 - 28 June 2013



MidWest Young Artists Music Festival

Fort Sheridan, (Highwood) Illinois

Clarinet Workshop

Location | Daily Schedule | Faculty | Guest Faculty | Student Eligibility | Tuition and Application


For students interested in receiving intensive musical training on clarinet.

Click here to download a PDF brochure for the Clarinet Workshop

Midwest Young Artists is pleased to announce the continuation of its popular Clarinet Workshop, held at the MYA Center at Fort Sheridan in Highwood, Illinois. The Clarinet Workshop offers intensive musical training for the serious clarinet student. The workshop will build students' confidence both musically and personally. Students will perform daily, focus on building good fundamentals, and learn to play musically within a chamber group. The workshop provides an opportunity for students to experience the training that it takes to become a professional clarinetist.

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce students to the establishment of a solid technical foundation for exploring important literature for solo clarinet, in chamber music, and orchestral settings. There will be a focus on select technical studies, sonatas, concerti, and orchestra excerpts. Assignments will be made prior to arrival with the expectation that the student has done preliminary preparation prior to the seminar. Also, there will be an hour a day dedicated to the discussion of reeds, including reed making, adjustment, maintenance, and mouthpiece selection.

There will also be daily master classes in which individual students will be able to perform and observe their peers. Plus, there will be guest speakers and time dedicated to listening to recordings by important clarinetists of the past and today. This will be a great opportunity for students to grow as well-rounded musicians.


This workshop is held in the beautiful MYA Center in Fort Sheridan.

Clarinet Workshop Daily Schedule

Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 1:30 - 6:30 PM

Daily Schedule

1:30–2:25 p.m.

Technique class

2:30–3:25 p.m.

Solo Repertoire

3:30–4:25 p.m.

Reeds and Equipment

4:30–5:25 p.m.

Orchestral Excerpts

5:30–6:30 p.m.



Dileep Gangolli is an active music educator and performer based in Chicago. A member of the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, and the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, he has also appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Ars Viva Orchestra. Currently on the faculty of the Midwest Young Artists and the Illinois Woodwind Academy, he has previously taught at Near North Montessori School, VanderCook College of Music, North Park University, and the University of Puget Sound. Prior to establishing his career in Chicago, he was a member of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

The founder and artistic director of the Sheridan Chamber Players, Mr. Gangolli´s other chamber music appearances include participation in the Washington Island Music Festival, the Token Creek Music Festival under the direction of John Harbison, and tours of Florida and New Brunswick as a member of the Atlantic Arts Trio.

He is a frequent guest on WFMT´s Live from Studio One broadcasts and has appeared with leading Chicago chamber music groups such as the Chicago Chamber Musicians, the New Center for Black Music Research Ensemble, and the Pilgrim Chamber Players. Mr. Gangolli has also performed at the BVI Music Festival (British Virgin Islands), the Bay Chamber Concerts, and the Da Camera Society Concerts and has been a repeat performer on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess recital series.

An enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, he has participated in several national and international tours and residencies including the Interlink Festival of Contemporary Music and the Istanbul Contemporary Music Festival. In 2006, Mr. Gangolli was invited to appear in recital at the annual convention of the International Clarinet Association held in Atlanta.

Mr. Gangolli has recorded for the Crystal, Decca, Delos, and Erato labels. For Crystal Records, he was part of an ongoing project of the Westwood Wind Quintet to record all twenty-four woodwind quintets of Anton Reicha. As a member of Present Music, he can be heard on recordings that feature the music of Michael Torke and Kamran Ince. These recordings were done under the supervision of the composers.

Mr. Gangolli has earned music degrees from Northwestern University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Washington. His private clarinet instructors include Robert Marcellus, Anthony Gigliotti, and Ronald Phillips. In 1986, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for advanced study in the United Kingdom.

Guest Faculty

Dependent on enrollment, guest artists from local colleges and orchestras will be invited to hold master classes, coach ensembles, and conduct the Workshop Clarinet Choir. In the past, John Bruce Yeh, Assistant Principal Clarinet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has appeared and has been invited to appear at the 2012 Clarinet Workshop along with his wife and fellow clarinetist, Teresa Reilly.

Student Eligibility

Students must be between the ages of 12 and 18 as of summer 2013. Students should have a solid background in clarinet and be taking private lessons. The program is for students who are dedicated to learning clarinet.

Tuition and Application

Students wishing to attend the workshop should complete the Secure Online Application Form and submit the non-refundable $50 application fee. This application fee will be applied toward workshop tuition. No audition is required. Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled. Tuition must be paid in full by June 1, 2013. Tuition for this workshop includes participation in either the Evening Jazz Ensemble or the Evening Orchestra, depending on age.

Apply Online Now!

Pay your $50 Application Fee

Financial Aid Form, Due by April 15, 2013!

The financial aid form must be submitted at the same time as the workshop application.


Clarinet Workshop : $550 Non-Residential

Tuition for this workshop includes participation in either the Evening Jazz Ensemble or the Evening Orchestra, depending on age.

Pay Tuition now!


Midwest Young Artists – 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL 60040 – Phone: (847) 926-9898 – Fax: (847) 926-4787 –


30 June - 13 July 2013

University of Michigan Clarinet Institute - VIP Chad Burrow, Director

Ann Arbor, Michigan

June 30 - July 13, 2013

Session Fee: $1,750

Application Deadline: February 15, 2013

U-M Faculty Director: Professor Chad Burrow
with Professor William King




This session will focus on developing strong fundamentals, improving tone production, and enhancing technical skills. Class offerings include:

  • Private lessons
  • Master classes
  • Etude and solo repertoire
  • Chamber music
  • Introduction to orchestral excerpts
  • Individual warm-ups
  • College audition preparation
  • Theory/musicianship classes




The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Audition Upload


Performance (Upload)


Submit a 3-5 minute long recorded audition of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment (for example, a piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival, an etude, or an excerpt from something being played at school). The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills. You will be provided with an upload link following your online application submission.


Recommendation (Upload)


You may have one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) assess your work in a letter of recommendation. In addition to your musical abilities, the letter may discuss your personal characteristics such as initiative, dependability, and your commitment to increasing your musical skills. To invite a recommender, submit your recommender's email address, when prompted, on the audition upload link. Once you submit your audition (by selecting Final Submit), the recommender will receive a notification and link to use for sending your confidential recommendation. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.



  • All application/audition materials are due by February 15, 2013.
  • Late applications may be submitted, however priority will be given to all applications received by the application deadline.
  • Notifications for all applicants will be e-mailed on March 29, 2013.
  • No decisions will be given by phone.



The General Information page includes many important items

MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes

"Impulse - a motivating force that urges you to action."

At the University of Michigan this motivating force is MPulse. MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes on the Ann Arbor campus, inspire high school students to exciting new levels of excellence in music performance, music technology, musical theatre, theatre, and dance. The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance is excited to announce its 2013 MPulse summer sessions for high school students.

MPulse provides an opportunity for approximately 200 young musicians and performing artists to gain exposure to the rigorous training provided by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Designed for students who are considering studying these areas in college, participants work with distinguished University of Michigan faculty and alumni while experiencing campus life in Ann Arbor.

Founded in 1880, the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance is one of the finest performing arts schools in the United States. Encompassing programs in dance, music, musical theatre, and theatre, U-M is consistently ranked among the top performing arts schools in the country when compared with performance-oriented conservatories or with prestigious academic departments of music. Listen to online recordings of U-M ensembles.

During the MPulse sessions, students have the opportunity to meet with admissions counselors from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and to tour the campus. Each session offers an information meeting devoted to the application and audition





30 June to July 7, 2013

Ostrava, Czech Republic


interpretační kurzy úvod

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Dear Clarinet and Saxophone players, 

We would like to invite you to the 
12th annual summer master classes in Ostrava from 30th of June – 7th of July 2013. Ostrava is the 3rd biggest city in the Czech Republic, located in North Moravia, 300 kilometers east of Prague. This course will give you the opportunity to work very intensively with excellent players and teachers. During one week you will have at least 5 individual lessons (each lesson has 45 minutes)! This is a big difference compared to other similar courses, where you have seldom more than two lessons. Besides studying your repertoire and new pieces, you could work with us for example on developing your tone quality, speed of staccato, good breathing or to learn several new techniques (slap tongue, double staccato, circular breathing etc). You could listen also to lessons of other students (usually we have about 40 students, aged from 16 to 50, mostly advanced and medium advanced). There will be two first class pianists, professional repair of clarinets and classrooms for practising available for you during the whole course. As in previous years, we have interesting seminars on various topics. We are also planning concerts by teachers and participants at the Czech radio studios in Ostrava, from which you will get a professional recording. Don’t hesitate to contact us and to ask for more information, or visit our webpage with more information about this and previous years, including pictures and recordings.

See you in Ostrava!
Karel Dohnal and Igor Františák

Special thanks to the:
Buffet Crampon, Selmer, Rico, Spedidam, Statutory City of Ostrava, Czech Radio Ostrava and Clar servis.

Clarinet Faculty

Jorge Montilla
Jorge Montilla (Venezuela) – clarinet

Jorge Montilla is considered one of the finest clarinetists in Latin-America and one of the world’s best Eb Clarinet players. Montilla is one of the many musicians produced by Venezuela’s “El Sistema,” founded by José Antonio Abreu. Also known as the Foundation for the National Network of Y outh and Children ́s Orchestras of V enezuela, “El Sistema” oversees Venezuela’s 125 youth orchestras. Mr. Montilla is a graduate of Indiana University, where he studied with Howard Klug. Other notable teachers include Luis Rossi, Walter Boeykens, Antony Pay, Jonathan Cohler, and Ricardo Morales. Former Principal Clarinet of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. He has given recitals in Venezuela, the United States, France, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, China, Peru, and Brazil. As a founding member and Artistic Director of the Caracas Clarinet Quartet, Mr. Montilla has performed extensively throughout the world, has recorded two CDs (the second featuring Paquito D’Rivera), and has become known as one of the preeminent composers/arrangers for clarinet ensemble. Montilla previously taught at Arizona State University, the Latin American Academy of Venezuela, and was chair of the clarinet department at the Conservatory of Music Simón Bolívar. He has also given master classes, clinics, and workshops for universities and conservatories throughout the world. Jorge Montilla represents Rossi Clarinets, Rico Reeds, Clarinetclassics and BG Ligatures. His compositions and arrangements are published by Woodwindiana Editions, USA. Jorge Montilla is a columnist for the International Clarinet Association’s magazine The Clarinet and keeps a busy international career as teacher, soloist, and clinician.

Arkadiusz AdamskiArkadiusz Adamski (Poland) Clarinet 
received his Master’s of Music degree from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the clarinet class run by Professor A. Janicki While still a student he entered and succeeded in many national and international music competitions. Adamski attended many
international master classes (in Germany, France and Poland) and as a recipient of the State Scholarship he continued to improve his clarinet skills under Professor J. Schou in Denmark. Since 1993 he is the Principal in the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. He has performed as a soloist as well as an active chamber musician with numerous orchestras and ensembles including National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Hilliard Ensemble, Polish Chamber Philharmonic, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Byelorussia National Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, and many others. In 2007 was invited as a recital performer on International Clarinetfest in Vancouver. He made many recordings for Polish Radio and TV broadcasting stations also for BBC. Since 2001 he a lecturer on Academy of Music in Katowice.



Karel DohnalKarel Dohnal (Czech Republic) Clarinet 
He is laureate of many international competitions (Prague, Roma, London, Sevilla, Ostende, Bayreuth). Studied in Prague, London, Berlin, Hilversum and St. Petersburg. Giving concerts through Europe, North America and Asia., performing wide variety of repertoire from Mozart, Weber, to Penderecki, Nielsen, Francaix, and world premiere concertos. Karel also regularly engages in chamber music, cooperating with Tokyo, Haas, Talich, Wihan String Quartets, Prague PhilHarmonia Octet, famous soprano Edita Gruber and others. He is a member of PhilHarmonia Octet, Trio Amadeus and Prague State Opera Orchestra. Last but not least, he intensively studies and performs contemporary music. His doctorate was focused on contemporary clarinet techniques. His performace of Stockhausenś Harlekin, containing also dancing and pantomime, has been higly acclaimed. Regularly gives masterclases both in Czech and abroad. He has numerous recordings in Czech Radio and on CD’s. Karel is sponzored by Selmer and Rico and plays on Selmer Recital clarinets and Rico Reserve reeds.



Igor FrantišákIgor Františák (Czech Republic) Clarinet
Between 1989 – 1995 he studied at the Conservatory in Ostrava in the clarinet class of doc. Valter Vítek, with whom he continued his studies at the art-teaching department of the University of Ostrava. In 2001 he received a government scholarship to study at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he studied in the class of Prof. Hans Christian Braein. He performed as a soloist with the Janáček Philharmonic, the Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim, the Talich Chamber Orchestra, the Janáček Chamber Orchestra, the Pavel Haas, the Bennewitz, the Talich, the Škampa, the Zemlinsky, the Wihan Quartet and others. As a soloist and chamber musician he performed in many concerts and international festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad – Poland, Germany, Slovak Republic, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Holland and Turkey. the Ensemble Moravia rize in 2002 at the „Marco Fiorindo“ International Chamber Music Competition in Turin. Recently he is devoted to the study of period interpretation on chalumeau, baroque clarinets and classical clarinets (Collegium 1704, Musica Florea, Collegium Marianum). Since 2002, he is a co-founder and teacher at the annual international interpretation courses for clarinet a saxophone in Ostrava. Currently, in addition to his concert activities, he is working as docent, teaching clarinet and chamber music at the Faculty of Arts of University of Ostrava. Igor Františák is sponzored by Rico and plays on Rico – “Grand Concert Select”.



30 June to July 8, 2013

Prague Clarinet Days

Prague, Czech Republic


The Association of music artists and scientists and The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague together with the Music school of Žirovnice is organizing a musical and educational clarinet event that will be held from June 30 to July 8, 2013. This event will take place partly within the compound of the Academy, namely within the beautiful premises of both Hartig and Lichtenstein Palaces, and also at other unique cultural venues situated within the magnificent historical part of old center of Prague; Second part of the event will take place on the grounds of the Castle of Žirovnice, which is located in the picturesque town of Žirovnice. The participants will be given an opportunity to attend masterclasses of leading Czech and international clarinet professors and concert artists Michel Lethiec (France), Prof. Jiří Hlaváč, Prof. Vlastimil Mareš, and Irvin Venyš Ph.D. Moreover, together with the inhabitants and visitors of Prague and Žirovnice, all participants are warmly welcome to visit chamber music concerts of their colleagues and professors performing in renowned music halls of the cultural centre of the Czech Republic, Prague and in the Vysočina Region.

17. mezinárodní klarinetový festival v Žirovnici


2 - 6 July 2013

San Fidele Intelvi, Italy


7 - 12 July 2013

Carmel Valley, California



Mark Nuccio
Clarinet Recital

8:00 PM - Monday, July 8, 2013

Tickets $20 (included in participants fee)




Deposit upon receipt of acceptance (nonrefundable)


Balance due 10 days before class


Room, Board, Tuition TOTAL:



For further information:
Hidden Valley Music Seminars
Post Office Box 116, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-3115 . (831) 659-7442 Fax


Hidden Valley Music Seminars admits students and employs personnel of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or political affiliation, It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or political affiliation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school administered programs.




Mark Nuccio
Master Class

Carmel Valley, California

JULY 7 - JULY 12, 2013


Mark Nuccio joined the New York Philharmonic in 1999 as Associate Principal and Solo E-flat Clarinet. He previously held positions with orchestras in Pittsburgh, Denver, Savannah, and Florida. He has worked with distinguished conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Erich Leinsdorf, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, André Previn, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Gustavo Dudamel. Additionally, Mr. Nuccio has toured with both the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to numerous countries, recorded with both orchestras, and performed with the Philharmonic on the award-winning series, Live From Lincoln Center, broadcast on PBS. A recent New York Philharmonic tour included a historic visit to North Korea - an event watched around the world.

An active solo and chamber musician, Mark Nuccio has been the featured performer with several orchestras in the United States and on numerous occasions at the International Clarinet Association conventions. He made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 2001, his Japan recital debut in 2002, and he now regularly performs in recital in the Far East and Europe, as well as across the U.S. In New York, he often can be heard at Merkin Concert Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Nuccio is also a member of the Philharmonic Quintet of New York (PQNY) - a group of five woodwind players from the New York Philharmonic. Since its inception, in 2001, the PQNY has performed across the globe. During summers, Mr. Nuccio performs chamber music at the Strings in the Mountain Music Festival in Steamboat, Colorado.

As a studio musician, Mr. Nuccio is featured on several movie soundtracks, including Failure to Launch, The Last Holiday, The Rookie, The Score, Intolerable Cruelty, Alamo, Pooh's Heffalump, Hitch, The Manchurian Candidate, and numerous television commercials. He also performed on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as on the 2003 Grammy Awards.

In November 2006, Mr. Nuccio's first CD, Opening Night,featuring the clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms, was released, and is available at as well as on iTunes and

A Colorado native, Mark Nuccio holds a master's degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with the renowned pedagogue Robert Marcellus. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

Beyond his active performing schedule, Mr. Nuccio is committed to training the next generation of musicians. He currently serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and teaches master classes in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Nuccio is a Rico advising artist and clinician as well as an artist/clinician for Buffet Crampon, and performs exclusively on Buffet clarinets.





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7 - 13 July 2013



8 July - 3 August 2013

Manhattan School of Music, New York City

Details hyperlinked on the above logo banner

10 - 17 July 2013

Oostend, Belgium




Belgian Clarinet Academy 2013

10 - 17 July, 2013

Oostend, Belgium



Study clarinet with three of the world's respected pedagogues, Robert Spring (USA) and Eddy Vanoosthuyse (B) and Julia Heinen (USA)

Housing will be with guest families for early registrants.

Tuition: 450 EURO or USD equivalent as of May 1, 2013.
Tuition covers all classes, private lessons and daily lunch.

Daily study includes private lessons, master classes, recital performances, reed making and adjusting, orchestral performing, and audition success.

Application due April 10, 2013 - enrollment limited to 18.

Partially sponsored by Buffet Crampon.


15 - 20 July 2013

Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy at University of North Florida, VIP's Mitchell Estrin and Matt Vance, Directors

Faculty:  Stanley Drucker, Jonathan Gunn, Ixi Chen, Daniel Gilbert, Andre Moisan, all VIP's

Jacksonville, Florida

Complete Information and Applications hyperlinked here.


One of the most important Artist Programs offered in the United States



19 - 22 July 2013

Clarinet Summer School - Liverpool Hope University - Andrew Roberts, Director

Liverpool, United Kingdom


ARCS Clarinet Academy 2013

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The Academy will take place at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus, which has fabulous performance spaces large and small - ideal for improving your projection and your chamber music playing. Previously known as the Clarinet Summer School, with 16 years of experience, this is one of the UK’s longest running specialist clarinet courses. The ARCS Clarinet Academy willl run form 19th - 22nd July.

The Great HallGrace Room

Tutors Bradford Behn (Principal Clarinet of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, world-renowned mouthpiece maker and Professor of clarinet at Oklahoma City University), Leslie Craven (Principal Clarinet Welsh National Opera, Clarinet Tutor at RWCMD) and Andrew Roberts (Clarinet tutor for Liverpool Hope University, The University of Liverpool and Manchester University) will offer a range of sessions for groups and individuals.

Masterclasses will cover all aspects of performance including preparation, musicianship, performance anxiety, to routine maintenance and choosing the right equipment.

Students applying for this Academy should be around the Associated Board Grade 8 standard, able to attempt movements of standard repertoire such as Brahms or Saint-Säens sonatas or just very keen!

We like to be able to offer advice on improving your performance so we don’t expect concert performances (until the end of the course), otherwise we will all feel redundant!

Refacing station for clarinet mouthpiecesAre you are looking for the perfect unique mouthpiece?

Brad is offering individual sessions personalising a mouthpiece for you, the mouthpiece/work will be an extra cost.

With such a wide range of knowledge on hand subjects like preparing opera excerpts to sound production and pedagogue, will be delivered in a friendly and exciting way. The opportunity to experience the different style and approach of the American school of clarinet playing will add a new dimension to your clarinet performance.

With opportunities for ensemble playing and one 2 one tuition this unique course offers so much for so little.

The costs for the ARCS Clarinet Academy are:
Ł499 - full residential, including all meals and tuition (all modern single en suite rooms)
Ł350- Non Residential, including lunch, evening meals and all tuition 

The Junior Clarinet Academy will run from 20th-21st July in the same venue, the Cornerstone building at Hope University’s Creative Campus and will be led by Peter Glenville, offering students who have not achieved the higher grades yet an opportunity to play together and experience different approaches to advancing their clarinet playing. As a guide students for this course should be between Grade 4-7 or just very keen to improve! 

The Junior Academy rates are
Ł199 including one - night residential accommodation (Saturday 20th) lunch and evening meals and all tuition or 
Ł140 Non Residential including lunch and evening meals and all tuition.

Application forms are now available and places will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment, the closing dates are deposits to be paid by 15th May and balance by 15th June 2013

If you would like further information please contact the course director at or call 07968 555534

We look forward to welcoming you to join us in Liverpool soon.

Application forms (in pdf format)

ARCS Clarinet Academy residential application form

ARCS Clarinet Academy non-residential application form

ARCS Junior Academy residential application form

ARCS Junior Academy non-residential application form

Please can you help us spread the word by forwarding or printing off this PDF advert for the ARCS Clarinet Academy

Past students have enjoyed past courses, here is what they have to say...

“IThere isn't much Andrew Roberts doesn't know about the mechanics of the clarinet and how to play it. At the annual Clarinet Summer School in Liverpool he shares this knowledge with enthusiasm and generosity. I have been to four Summer Schools and always come away energised and with lots of ideas about how to improve my playing. More recently his Clarinet Service provided an excellent service.”
Jenny Dale, New Mills

“Andrew, I have finally have a few minutes since returning home to send a short email to you regarding the Summer School. I can't thank you enough for a wonderful week of meeting new people and focusing in on clarinet specific issues in a way that I have never experienced before.
I have taken away a great deal of knowledge and information which has increased my clarinet-playing skills incredibly. I can hear a substantial difference in my sound compared to how I played before attending the course.
Thanks again for a wonderful experience and I look forward to being able to attend another Summer School whenever you end up putting one on again.”

Brad Gresham, Campbellville, Ontario, Canada

“I attended The Clarinet Summer School in 2000. Then, I had some fundamental embouchure and technical problems. Now I am training with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The course speaks for itself- START SAVING.”
Ciaran O’Donnel , Belfast, Northern Ireland

“IMany thanks to the organisers of the 2004 Clarinet Summer School, which once again provided us all with a wonderful week of clarinet-related activities and opportunities!
I can't emphasise enough how much I have learnt from attending this course - the tutors do their utmost to enable everyone to achieve their full potential, and are unfailingly friendly and approachable.
The 'masterclass' format which was used in at least one session every day gave us all the chance to play to and listen to others, and to absorb a great deal of valuable information - even if we may not have realised it at the time!
The 'one-to-one' sessions, when we were given the opportunity to book some individual time with the tutors, were always extremely helpful, and I feel that in this respect the tutors actually go well above and beyond the call of duty - individual tuition at no extra cost does not generally feature on any other music courses I've been on!
One of the week's highlights for me was our clarinet choir's performance in the foyer of the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on the final evening of the course, which gave a welcome focus to our ensemble efforts. It's only now when I come to write about it that I realise how full our days actually were. Although nothing was compulsory, most people were keen to attend all the sessions available, including a film and talk about clarinet production (a real eye-opener!), a talk on clarinet-related health issues, a demonstration of the principles of the Alexander Technique, a CD listening session comparing different playing styles and an inspirational tutors' concert.
I'd recommend this course highly to anyone who has an interest in the clarinet - I shall certainly be back next year for more!”

Joanna Brown, London


20 July - 3 August 2013

Musica Riva Festival,  Italy


22 - 26 July 2013














July 24-28, 2013

ClarinetFest® 2013

Assisi, Italy

International Clarinet Association

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ClarinetFest® 2013 will be held in Assisi, Italy, with Piero Vincenti serving as Program Director.

Please stay tuned for more information.

Call For Proposals

Call for Proposals (PDF) | Application Form (PDF)

Artistic Director Piero Vincenti announces this call for proposals for ClarinetFest® 2013. If you would like to submit a proposal to perform or present at ClarinetFest® 2013, please download and complete the Call for Proposals form located on the I.C.A. website and send it in to the address below. Recordings and written requests will be accepted through September 30, 2012 and will be reviewed by the Artistic Leadership Team committee. The conference will be featuring a wide variety of performance styles and repertoires. Full consideration will be given to all complete proposals. Only proposals submitted by members of the International Clarinet Association will be considered. Please send your completed proposal to:

Prof. Piero Vincenti, Artistic Director
ClarinetFest® 2013
Accademia Italiana del Clarinetto
Str. Pian della Genna Fontanella n.23
06132 Perugia, Italy

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27 July - 3 August 2013

Aberystwyth MusicFest - United Kingdom

Clarinet Artist Teacher: VIP David Campbell


Introduce a Friend to Musicfest - We are offering a Ł20 reduction in fee for previous summer school attendees who encourage friends to sign up for our courses. Contact us for more information • Bookings open 1st Jan 2013 •



The spectacular coastline of Cardigan Bay in West Wales is a fine backdrop for this inspirational week of Living Music. Aberystwyth MusicFest is an enticing fusion of Music Festival and Summer School; of experience and learning; of performance and appreciation. The engagement of audience, student, and artist alike creates the unique community atmosphere of MusicFest - 'refreshing, rewarding and th...

oroughly inspirational'.

The Summer School is unique in offering organised, structured chamber music opportunities and coaching, as well as superb learning experiences through the festival of concerts given by the tutors themselves (as resident artists all of them are leading performers as well as inspirational teachers). Based on the ethos of ' learning through listening, practice & performance', courses are run for string quartet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, composition, voice, solo strings, Wind Octet, Choir, Harp and piano. Throughout the week the artists in residence can be found coaching ensembles, leading workshops, giving master classes and performing in the Festival concerts. Students also have the opportunity to perform in public and enjoy free entry to all festival events. For one week everyone lives, breathes and dreams music.

The daily evening and lunchtime festival concerts, together with student foyer performances and impressive student showcase concerts at the end of the week are powerful reminders of the rejuvenating effect of listening to live music of such a high calibre.

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General Information

The 2012 MusicFest will run from 27th July to 3rd August.

Courses are available in: Voice, Music Theatre Voice, Viola, Cello, Violin, Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Conducting, Composition, Ensemble, Big Band and Practical Psychology.

Bursaries available










28 July - 8 August 2013

Juilliard School - IMANI Wind Chamber Music Festival

New York City



31 July - 2 August 2013 - VIP Celeste Zewald, Director

Summer Clarinet School

Hans, The Netherlands



31 July - 11 August 2013

VIP's Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Directors

Kitakaruizawa, Japan


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