NEWSLETTER - APRIL - JUNE 2007
WKA is undergoing some proactive Newsletter changes to assist members and viewers in checking new events as they
become known. All events coming are placed in advanced date Newsletter Pages that can be accessed to search for that event,
thus stopping confusion about when these events occur. Additional information is posted concurrently as information becomes
available, and all members are invited to send in their views and information as well.
Simply email it in and it will be immediately posted. As with the Hot News and other pages, updates are almost daily from all
points around the globe, making WKA a major news source for important events and programs.
Of note are programs with advance registration requirements to enroll, some of which are listed below:
Stockholm Clarinet Summit - Sweden - 1 May 2007; for 11 - 13 May 2007
Ludmilla Peterkova Clarinet Workshop - Prague, Czech Republic - 31 May 2007; for 6 -16 July 2007
TCU Summer Clarinet Workshop, Ft Worth, Texas - 11 June 2007; for 25-26 June 2007
Buffet-Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy - 15 May 2007; for 4 -10 August 2007
Music Festival in the Gulf (Italy) (Eva Margolis-Wasserman and Luigi Magistrelli, Clarinet Teachers) 15 May 2007 ; for 18 -28 August 2007
WKA will soon be an LLC Corporation enabled to provide goods and services to all members. The core pages of the WKA
site will be opened with new pages including:
Article Desktop Page to submit Articles, Presentations, Thesis abstracts and listed by topic for easy navigation
Profile Network Page to provide opportunity for WKA members to organize a friend's network and contacts with
students and colleagues with the capability to email each other and do communications.
Database E-mail capability to connect with other members
WKA Blog Communication Pages based on topics
WKA Shopping Page to purchase items of interest and services
WKA Advertising Opportunities and Alliance Partner Programs
It is vitally important to see the direction WKA is headed to benefit members and future prospects. Any advice and suggestions
is welcomed as WKA offers a stakeholder clause for all who participate. Below is an example of innovative musical endeavor
involving the creative and ethnic - jazz with noted Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh from Syria. Performance coming to Washington, DC.
Come join us for what promises to be an emotional, innovative, and memorable evening of musical expression and exchange.
Wijeratne plays the piano as you've never heard it before, evoking harp, sitar and tablas with flair and imagination.
Azmeh's haunting folk-like lines combine to make this a wonderfully unique sonic experience.
Special guest artist ElSaffar, an expert in Iraqi Maqam and an accomplished Jazz musician, will be performing for the very
first time with Azmeh and Wijeratne.
Josef Balogh, Budapest, Mr Fuchs, Berlin Philharmonic, Mike Getzin, WKA CEO, and Eva-Margolis Wasserman, Israel,
Philippe Cuper, Paris Opera, and Mr Balogh
Clarinet Castle News from Hungary - New Project
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Greetings from Hungary. Clarinetist Jozsef Balogh and the Windland Music Foundation is pleased to announce that working together
to reconstruct and rebuild a baroque castle from the XVIII century. It will be the home of clarinetist, the music and the
arts. Promoting world friendship through the music the castle will provide music education, concerts, conferences,
courses, exhibitions, with studio facilities for musicians from all over the world. In summer of 2008 the 15th clarinet
course will be the first event with gala concert in the palace.
We are asking for your assistance to inform your students and colleagues in your country of the opportunities that the
„Greenland Palace of Art and Music”will provide. Please pass, send this letter to any organisations, vour clarinetists friends.
We would like to ask an Interview from you for our webpage and for our Castle Book. We ask you to be the „Artist of the month”,
to help us with your name.
The creation of the new Greenland Palace would simply not be possible without the help of many supporters. You too can play
a vital part in making the new Greenland Palace a reality.
We are requesting for a 100 or 200 € gift to the castle project. It will play an important role in our success. We are most grateful
for all donations, large or small.
Bank account number: Windland
Unicredit Bank (Eur): IBAN HU03 1091 8001 0000 0012 1521 0028
We need help to do the castle for the musicians, and for improving this beautiful campus, life of musicians,
and hard of hearing students, who can play clarinet also. We welcome art books, music sheets, CDs,
films, videos, instruments, equipment, and other gifts of property which help us in our work.
Any help you can give would be very appreciated. Every 1€ we receive releases 5€ of our grant. To begin the work we need to
raise 45 000 €. With this amount we can apply for EC applications, and make the architectural plans for the castle.
The mission of the Palace is to support the Beethoven program, the music education of deaf and hard of hearing students., and to
support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing an uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in
a setting of great natural beauty. In this glorious settings, artists are able to concentrate on their work away from the distractions
of the daily life. There will be all facilities which are needed for the artist, and for the students to be an artist. Musicians can
study, play, research music in quiet, relaxed circumstances, and can get help in their health problems also.
All educational facilities are in a close distance, at the same place the musicians can sleep, eat and drink,
rehearse, practice, give concerts, record music, compose, and relax. There will be a library in which there will be
the music repertoire, books, computer, big instruments, piano in the concert hall. Everything in the same place.
This is the „green castle” project, the quiet, creative centre which we dreamed. At this moment it is a dream, and the castle fold up.
The government is closing schools, hospitals, and the standard of living is going down, and the culture isn’t so important. The
project is being supported by an incestor company, but we must raise a big part of the rebuilding costs. We are on our own. This is
the reason why we ask your help.
The following are some of the ways in which you can give more help:
To send 100 or 200 € gift to the castle project
To get an autographed item or picture for a charity auction to support the reconstruction
Buy a Brick for the renovation of the Palace
Buy naming seat in the concert hall.
Name a Building
Help to sponsor the National Educational Rooms.
Contribute our programmes, events, students with grants
Pay for a time-share.
Order music compositions, order CDs and music sheets from our list
Advertise on our webpage and printed materials
Yours for the arts,
Chairman of the Foundation
Buy a Brick – For the renovation of the Palace
By making a donation to the overall project
Bank account number:
Unicredit Bank (Eur): IBAN HU03 1091 8001 0000 0012 1521 0028
YOUR GIFT TO THE Green Castle Program IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED.
Download Application Form
1st Prize $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond
PLUS! an appearance as featured soloist with The U.S. Army Orchestra at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center,
University of Maryland, on SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2007 at 4 p.m. (No tickets required).
2nd Prize $600 U.S. Savings Bond
3rd Prize $400 U.S. Savings Bond
*U.S. Savings Bonds generously donated by the George Washington Chapter of AUSA. Amounts stated represent
full maturity value.
In addition, remaining finalists will receive $200 U.S. Savings Bonds, honorable mentions will receive $100 U.S.
Savings Bonds, and both groups will be invited to join The U.S. Army Orchestra in one performance number during
the concert on May 12, 2007.
Application Procedure & Deadlines
Submit a CD (or high-quality audio tape) of applicant performing required selection in its entirety with piano
accompaniment. Letter of application must be returned with all information and signatures complete.
Application and CD must be received by March 15, 2007. Send to:
Finalists and honorable mentions will be notified once evaluation of CD’s is completed.
The final round will consist of a LIVE PERFORMANCE with piano accompaniment (provided by applicant) at
Brucker Hall on THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of
the evening’s performances. This round is open to the public; no tickets are required. The winners and finalists
must be present for the duration of the finalists’ concert on April 19.
For more information (including repertoire inquiries), call Master Sgt. Charlotte Roberts at (703) 696-6043 or
Who Can Enter
The Young Artist Competition is open to Washington, DC-area high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion
instrumentalists in grades 9-12. (DC-area to include the District of Colombia, Prince Georges Co., Montgomery Co.,
Loudon Co., Anne Arundel Co., Fairfax Co., Fairfax City, City of Falls Church, Prince William Co., Arlington Co.,
Alexandria City, and Baltimore City).
Applications may be accepted from students who do not live in these jurisdictions, but have a connection to them
through either a musical organization or a private teacher.
What To Play
Applicants are encouraged to choose one (1) selection from the list below. Selections not on this list must be
approved prior to submission of application and CD. Please direct questions about repertoire to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarinet Gala - Saturday, 21 April 2007
Dr Rebecca Rischin, Director
Stay tuned for information about our Clarinet Gala 2007, on Saturday, April 21, 2007,
with Visiting Artist, Deborah Bish, Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Florida State University.
25 - 27 APRIL 2007
KARL LEISTER MASTER CLASSES AND PERFORMANCE
AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - EVANSTON ILLINOIS
World renowned legend Clarinetist from the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan - Karl Leister, is giving master
classes and a performance at Northwestern University on the above dates, with some added interest as stated by Professor
Steve Cohen, former Solo Clarinetist in the Louisiana Philharmonic:
Karl Leister is doing a
master class and recital here at Northwestern
Eastern Conservatory of Music and Arts presents
4th Annual Clarinet Symposium
Saturday, 28 April, 2007
with Pascual Martinez Forteza - 2nd Clarinetist, New York Philharmonic
Mark Sloss, Symposium Coordinator
Casey Bork, Eastern Conservatory Director
First Presbyterian Church of Bernardsville
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
The Eastern Conservatory of Music and Arts’ fourth annual Clarinet Symposium, featuring
Pascual Martinez Forteza, clarinetist from the New York Philharmonic, will be held Saturday,
April 28 from 8:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. in Bernardsville.
In addition to the Marine Band Clarinet Quintet, the symposium will include several other
nationally known clarinetists, clarinet craftsmen and reed makers.
This program will be of interest to clarinetists at all levels from student to educator to
professional. In addition to the educational and performance program, clarinet craftsmen
and reed makers will hold exhibits of instruments and accessories for demonstration and sale.
According to the Conservatory’s Director, Casey Bork, “Our Clarinet Symposium is recognized
as one of the most important gathering of professional and student clarinetists in the country.”
In addition to Pascual Martinez, other professional clarinetists who will hold master classes and
perform together include Karl Herman, Principal Clarinet, New Jersey Symphony; Andrew Lamy,
2nd Clarinet, New Jersey Symphony; and David Hattner, Principal Clarinet, Princeton Symphony.
The Daniel Bonade Clarinet Quartet, a group of outstanding professional clarinetists who studied
under Daniel Bonade, the “Father of Clarinet Pedagogy,” will also perform.
The symposium is hosted by and jointly sponsored by the Conservatory, the Buffet Clarinet
Company, the Conn-Selmer Company, and the Professional Wind Instrument Consultants of
Admission is $10.
Mark Sloss, Symposium Coordinator, is a Northwestern Conservatory graduate with a degree
in clarinet performance; teacher and board member at the Eastern Conservatory; and Principal
Clarinet, Whitehouse Wind Symphony.
The Eastern Conservatory of Music and Arts is located at the First Presbyterian Church of
Bernardsville at 321 Mine Brook Rd. (Rt. 202) in Bernardsville. Directions are at the ECMA
website at easternconservatory.org.
For more information and a schedule of the day’s events call the Eastern Conservatory at
(908) 953-9979 or visit the website.
Saturday, April 28th, 2007
12 Noon until 4 P.M.
Location: St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church and Day School
4 Wallace Manor Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
Events and Experts:
John Weir, owner and designer of the new Orsi and Weir clarinets (I’m now playing the Euro bore version), former Research
and Development Head, UMI (currently Conn-Selmer). He’ll bring several clarinets to test, after market barrels and bells, and
will give a class on clarinet acoustics.
Wojtek Komsta, famed NYC clarinet repairman will set up shop and will assess your instruments for free, will do minor repairs
on-site for materials cost only, and will take large repairs back to his NYC shop.
Ben Redwine will measure your mouthpiece so you can have an accurate record (necessary for exact copies if you damage your
mouthpiece), will have Gennusa and REDWINE brand mouthpieces (b-flat, e-flat, and bass) to test on-site, and will do refacings
of old mouthpieces free of charge.
Canyes Xilema reeds display for testing and purchase.
Drawing for “bag of prizes”.
Sponsored by Redwine Jazz, LLC
Pre-Registration: 1 May 2007
ATTENTION, CLARINETISTS AGES 17 TO 30
THE HAROLD WRIGHT CLARINET MERIT AWARD
May 29 to June 10, 2007
at The Boston Conservatory
8 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Spend two intense weeks of music making including masterclasses, private lessons, chamber music coaching and concert going.
Study with and hear live performances by some of the top clarinetists in the world.
and more to come!
For complete information and applications check out the website at:
Artistic & General Director
International Woodwind Festival
Summer Clarinet Workshop
and Claremont Clarinet Festival
Pomona College, California - June 11-17, 2007
Meyer; Row 2--Gary Robertz; Vicky Ramos; Steve White; Alex Sramek; Joseph
Limacher; coach Margaret Thornhill
"I never thought I would have so much fun
playing clarinet for a week!"--Steve White
Los Angeles Philharmonic and faculty
accompanist-coach, Twyla Meyer.
Participation is open to advanced and
intermediate adult players: college students, young artists and adult
Come join us in Lyman Recital Hall and the Mabel Bridges Hall of Music on the beautiful Pomona College
Campus as we explore the solo and ensemble repertoire in interactive masterclasses, rehearse,
perform in recital, play in clarinet quartets and a massed clarinet choir, and do constructive and critical listening to each
other. New, optional events for 2007 will include a masterclass in orchestral excerpts, a group class with a certified
Alexander Technique teacher, and a session
in sound recording techniques for study and performance.
some scholarship aid will be available.
APPLY NOW! Questions? Contact us
June 14, 15, 16, 17 2007
New England Conservatory Presents Sound
Encounters 2007 Performance
Le Domaine Forget
Stage des Bois
Ce programme s’adresse aux étudiants de niveau intermédiaire, avancé ou professionnel. Il comprend des leçons particulières, des cours de maître, des classes de musique de chambre, des classes de traits d’orchestre et des ateliers de musique baroque.
Tous les étudiants (excepté les auditeurs libres) doivent envoyer un enregistrement comprenant deux oeuvres ou mouvements d’oeuvres contrastants.
© 2007 Domaine Forget
Clarinet and Woodwind Colloquium 2007
CELEBRATING THE COLLECTION OF SIR NICHOLAS SHACKLETON
Meeting organised by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
22-24 June 2007
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square
Web URL: www.music.ed.ac.uk/euchmi/uec
See also the Colloquium Abstracts of Papers
See also the Colloquium Booking Form
The late Sir Nicholas Shackleton (1937-2006), in addition to his outstanding achievements in earth science, made significant contributions to the clarinet scholarship, both through his own research and by forming a substantial collection of clarinets and other woodwind instruments. Sir Nicholas made his collection available to the international community of organologists. The Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection was bequeathed to the University of Edinburgh who will continue Sir Nicholas's use of the Collection to support learning and research. A new display of the Collection will be inaugurated during this meeting.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 20 and THURSDAY JUNE 21
Meeting of the Musical Acoustics Network focussing on woodwind acoustics. This meeting is being organised by the School of Physics in the University of Edinburgh, and will be held on the University's Kings Buildings campus. Accommodation may be booked at the same time for both this meeting and for the Clarinet and Woodwind Colloquium.
FRIDAY JUNE 22, MORNING
FRIDAY JUNE 22, AFTERNOON
SATURDAY JUNE 23, MORNING
SATURDAY JUNE 23, AFTERNOON
15:00 :: tea
SUNDAY JUNE 24, MORNING
SUNDAY JUNE 24, AFTERNOON
MONDAY JUNE 24
Opportunity to view and study historic musical instruments in the University's collection, by appointment. Requests for items to be studied should be notified by e-mail in advance.
Link to the Colloquium Call for Papers
Moderate-cost accommodation in Edinburgh (single and double rooms) has
been booked at Pollock Halls, in a spectacular location at the foot of
Arthur's Seat. Accommodation may be booked at the same time for both this
meeting and for the Musical Acoustics Network meeting.
The Accompanying Persons Fee includes attendance at the reception, the formal opening of the exhibition of the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection, afternoon tea and the afternoon session on Saturday 23rd, and the Colloquium Dinner.
Fees and Booking
See the Colloquium Booking Form
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