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
As a studio musician, Mr. Nuccio is featured on several movie soundtracks,
includingFailure 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 theLate
Show with David Lettermanas 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 dorian.com as well as on iTunes and amazon.com.
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
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
adjusting your reeds
better sight reading
better preparation and proper
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 email@example.com.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Make an audition
recording: this should be a CD, CD-Rom, or DVD of your performance of the
Etudes #10 & #13 from
C. Rose 32 Etudes
Send Audition Recording
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
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.
* 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
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
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.
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
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.
an audition is required.
Students who will have completed grades 9-12
Activities and topics include:
Master classes on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
2013 VOCAL PIANO
program, COLLABORATIVE PIANO program, VOICE PROGRAM
Deadline: October 30, 2012
will be communicated in December 2012
2013 INSTRUMENTAL program & solo piano program
available in November 2012
Deadline: January 15, 2013
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.
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
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
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
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.
"LIVE WELL, PERFORM WELL" 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.
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.
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
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.
Blast! Such a "boot camp" I leave each time feeling like a totally different
---Andrew Friedman, Participant
"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."
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.
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
It is your
responsibility to insure your instrument for the entire time you are at Le
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.
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.
The first ChamberFest Cleveland was such a whopping success last summer
that the event will expand for the second festival in June.
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
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
"A lot of people who wanted tickets couldn't get them [last year]," says
"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
28 June 2013
MidWest Young Artists Music Festival
Sheridan, (Highwood) Illinois
Clarinet Workshop June 24 - 28, 2013, for grades 7-12
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.
Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 1:30 - 6:30 PM
Reeds and Equipment
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
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
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
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.
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.
session will focus on developing strong fundamentals, improving tone production,
and enhancing technical skills. Class offerings include:
Etude and solo repertoire
Introduction to orchestral excerpts
College audition preparation
application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the
application fee has been received.)
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.
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
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
Notifications for all applicants will be e-mailed
on March 29, 2013.
"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
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
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Dear Clarinet and Saxophone players,
We would like to invite you to the12th
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Association of
music artists and scientistsandThe
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague together withthe
Music school of Žirovniceis
organizing a musical and educational clarinet event that will be heldfrom
June 30 to July 8, 2013. This event will take place partly
within the compound of the Academy, namely within the beautiful premises of
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 theCastle
of Žirovnice, which is located in thepicturesque
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 visitchamber
their colleagues and professors performing in renowned music halls of the
cultural centre of the Czech Republic, Prague and in the Vysočina Region.
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
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
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
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
In November 2006, Mr. Nuccio's first CD, Opening Night,featuring the
clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms, was released, and is available
at dorian.com as well as on iTunes and amazon.com.
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
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.
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 form19th
- 22nd July.
Clarinet of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, world-renowned mouthpiece
maker and Professor of clarinet at Oklahoma City University),Leslie
Clarinet Welsh National Opera, Clarinet Tutor at RWCMD) andAndrew
tutor for Liverpool Hope University, The University of Liverpool and
Manchester University) will offer a range of sessions for groups and
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!
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
Please can you help us spread the word by forwarding or printing
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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
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
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:
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 •
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...
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.
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