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Buffet Clarinet Academy 08

Ticino Festival with Sabine Meyer

ClariFest at University of Nebraska

DeFranco Jazz Festival

Millersville University Single Reed Festival

Johnstone Clarinet Festival - Ohio State University

Indiana University Clarinet Workshop

Oklahoma University Clarinet Symposium

Clarinetfest 08

Clariarte Clarinet Course with Vienna Clarinet Connection

Clarinet & Klezmer Galillee Festival - Israel

Audi-Mozart Wind Competition - Italy

TCU Clarinet Workshop

Charles Neidich Music Seminar- Japan


Amare Chamber Concert with Celeste Zewald

Bow after performance

Cappricio Clarinet Orchestra- Netherlands

             The Spring Newsletter is packed with events of high Clarinet importance as date ordered on this page.  Along with these events, are concert events held all over the globe with artists of all major levels, and it is encouraged for WKA members performing important concerts to present for posting to enlighten the Clarinet community.  Ensembles are invited to send in their events.  Above are some past and announcement events of interest to all players.


Three Major Clarinetist Icons to Retire

             Rarely do we see the retirements of eminent Clarinetists from major Orchestras like within the next year or two.  Below is information about these great clarinet icons who have made an inspirational difference to all players, especially those aspiring for that Orchestra position.  Notably the following are leaving their Orchestras after at least 30 years and with Stanley Drucker, Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic, 60 years, at the end of the 2009 season, a record that probably will never be matched.  Information below about these honored artists:

          Larry Combs, Solo Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony, a major soloist and Chamber music artist having performed all forms and venues including New Music,  has a long history of success as a soloist, pedagogue, and recording artist. On faculty at DePaul University in Chicago, he is active in workshops at this School of Music and at Music Festivals worldwide.

              Previously a member of the orchestras of New Orleans and Montreal, and of the Santa Fe Opera, Larry Combs joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1974 and was appointed principal clarinet by Sir Georg Solti in 1978. He has since appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on numerous occasions in works by Copland, Mozart, Brahms, Berio, Corigliano and Rouse. He also has been featured many times on CSO tour concerts performing Morton Gould's adaptation of Chicago for clarinet and orchestra.

            An avid chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians, and has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Smithsonian Chamber Ensemble. In addition, he has recorded as soloist and chamber musician on the Erato, Sony, Cedille, Crystal, and Summit labels. Some of his recent chamber music experiences have included joining CSO Music Director Daniel Barenboim and cellist Yo-Yo Ma in Brahms's Trio in A minor, Op. 114, at Orchestra Hall, and performances with Ravinia Music Director Christoph Eschenbach at the Ravinia Festival.

          In addition to orchestral playing and chamber music, Larry has had a lifelong interest in jazz. He appeared with Chicago pianist Larry Novak at the 1999 Chicago Jazz Festival and joined the Chicago Jazz Orchestra in its Tribute to Benny Goodman concert in September 1999. He also has performed and recorded with Bill Russo's Chicago Jazz Ensemble and participated in the Tribute to Duke Ellington CD on the Teldec label with Daniel Barenboim.

         In 2002, Larry was awarded his second Grammy Award for his recording of Richard Strauss' Duett-Concertino for clarinet and bassoon, strings and harp, with David McGill and Maestro Barenboim conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Richard Nunemaker To Retire From the Houston Symphony Orchestra

         After serving forty-one years as a member of the Houston Symphony Orchestra Richard Nunemaker will retire August 1, 2008. Andre Previn hired Nunemaker in 1967 as a clarinetist, bass clarinetist and saxophonist.  He has had a varied and prolific career as a symphony musician, concert soloist, recording artist, producer, educator and author.

      Richard will continue to pursue his first love—commissioning and performing new music for clarinet and saxophone. He will also continue teaching at the University of St. Thomas and keep an active private studio. Richard plans to fill out his remaining free time performing as a freelance musician in the greater Houston area.

         During Nunemaker’s tenure with the Houston Symphony he gave many Houston Symphony premieres on subscription and non-subscription concerts such as: the Ingolf Dahl Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra and the Heitor Villa-Lobos, Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra Lawrence Foster, conductor, the Pierre Max Dubois Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, Jorge Mester, conductor and the Alexander Glazunov Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, Sergiu Commisiona, conductor. He also performed the Jacques Ibert, Concertino da Camera for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra and the Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto, Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor. Nunemaker was featured in the Houston Symphony Sounds Like Fun series for two seasons performing his and Robert Nelson’s arrangement of Amazing Grace for Soprano Voice, Clarinet and Orchestra. He was also featured many times with Newton Wayland and the Houston Symphony on the Symphony Pops series and on the New Year’s Eve Gala concerts. Nunemaker was the featured soloist with Wayland and the Houston Symphony Orchestra in three Fourth of July live television broadcasts and two CD recordings: Stompin’ at The Savoy and America Swings on the Pro Arte label performing arrangements he commissioned featuring the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto, and Tributes to Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman.

       Richard was a founding member of Airmail Special, a quartet of Houston musicians that performed original material for student and family concerts in the Houston area. During its 16-year tenure, Airmail Special presented 350 live performances in the Greater Houston area schools for approximately 70,000 children.

      “ It has been a thrill to be a member of such a great orchestra and to be a part of what I consider to be one of the premiere clarinet and wind sections in the United States today.”

       “ I take pride in having been a participant in the building of this wonderful Houston Symphony Orchestra from the late 1960’s with Andre Previn to the late 1990’s with Christoph Eschenbach. Indeed, those were exciting and exhilarating years.”

           Stanley Drucker, probably the greatest Clarinetist of all time as said by composer John Corigliano, celebrates his 60th year in the New York Philharmonic, an incredible track record and still running strong, with a planned round of performances of the Copland Clarinet Concerto before the end of the 2009 season, in which he will retire.   He came to the New York Phil in 1949 at age 19, another major accomplishment.  The below information highlights his track record with this great Orchestra.

Stanley Drucker
Stanley Drucker

The Edna and W. Van Alan Clark Chair

At the conclusion of the 1997-98 season, New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Stanley Drucker celebrated 50 years as a member of the Orchestra. In honor of this milestone anniversary, and in recognition of his highly respected and widely acknowledged musical excellence and dedication, he was named Musical America’s 1998 Instrumentalist of the Year. He has made approximately 150 solo appearances with the Philharmonic since joining it at age 19.

Mr. Drucker maintains an active solo career in addition to his Philharmonic duties, appearing with ensembles throughout the world. He has been twice nominated for Grammy Awards in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist/Classical with Orchestra: In 1992 for his recording of the Copland Concerto with the Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein, and in 1982 for John Corigliano’s Concerto with the Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta. Mr. Drucker is featured on a number of other Philharmonic recordings: under the direction of Leonard Bernstein in Debussy’s Premiere Rapsodie; in Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto; and in the world-premiere live performance (1977) of the Corigliano Clarinet Concerto, which is a part of the Orchestra’s acclaimed CD box set, The Historic Broadcasts: 1923-1987. Mr. Drucker’s other recordings include New York Legends: Recitals with Principals from the New York Philharmonic; Schumann’s Complete Works for Winds and Piano; the Mozart Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A, K.581, and a new two-CD set of the two clarinet sonatas, Trio in A minor, and Quintet in B minor of Johannes Brahms entitled Drucker Plays Brahms. He is also heard on the world-premiere broadcast of William Bolcom’s Clarinet Concerto, part of the New York Philharmonic Special Editions’ boxed set, An American Celebration.

Mr. Drucker began clarinet studies at age ten with Leon Russianoff, his principal teacher, and later attended the High School of Music and Art and the Curtis Institute of Music. He was appointed Principal Clarinetist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at age 16, the Adolf Busch Chamber Players at age 17, and the Buffalo Philharmonic at age 18. He has the distinction of being one of the few living orchestral musicians whose biography appears in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Stephen Freeman -Bass Clarinetist

Stephen Freeman
Stephen Freeman

It was a live performance by Benny Goodman at the old Paramount Theatre that inspired Stephen Freeman to study the clarinet. He began his career in 1953 with a 4-year stint in the Air Force Band, and later added the bass clarinet to his repertoire. This led to chairs with the Ottawa Philharmonic, and the St. Louis, Baltimore and Pittsburgh Symphonies, before joining the New York Philharmonic in 1966. Mr. Freeman is now in his 30th season as the Philharmonic's Bass Clarinet. He is married to Judith Kalin Freeman, who teaches clarinet at the Preparatory Division of Manhattan School of Music and at the Horace Mann School in New York. The Freemans spent six summers on the faculty of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. They have two sons. Eric, 30, started out as an electrical engineer for Bell Laboratories and is now living and working in Boulder, Colorado, when not on bicycle trips to foreign countries. Gene, 28, is pursuing a career as a songwriter and musician. Mr. Freeman has coached All-City High School Orchestra members for 10 years. An avid runner, he completed the 26-mile New York Marathon twice.

Of his instrument Mr. Freeman explains, "My Buffet bass clarinet #19230 was made in approximately 1955, and a removable extension joint was built sometime later by Hans Moennig. Moennig also changed the automatic register key to a manual type, which greatly improves the action of the instrument. This clarinet was originally owned and used by Leon Lester in the Philadelphia Orchestra for many years. Through the good graces and at the suggestion of Moennig, I was fortunate to be able to secure this instrument from Mr. Lester, and have been playing it since the 1960s. My mouthpiece is a Vandoren B45, slightly modified to provide a deeper baffle, on which I use Vandoren 21/2 or 3 reeds. I also use Buffet Clarinets with a Frank Kaspar (Ann Arbor, MI) mouthpiece, and Vandoren V12 #4 reeds."

Mr Freeman will retire from the Philharmonic at the conclusion of the 2009 season, along with Stanley Drucker and Music Director Loren Maazel, an incredible trio departure of three renowned icons of this great Orchestra

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania 3rd Annual Single Reed Symposium - 3 - 4 April 2008

Competition Application Deadline:  10 March 2008   - Competition 4 -6 April 2008


4. - 6. april 2008
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4th - 6th April 2008
Krško - Slovenia



Clarinet Summit äger rum 6 april 2008
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                                          Dr. Kimberly Cole Luevano                                                      Dr Nathan Williams

Saturday, 12 April 2008  -  Eastern Michigan University

EMU Clarinet Day, Dr Kimberley Cole Luevano, Director

Guest Artist - Dr Nathan Williams

           Join EMU clarinetists for an energizing day including a clinic, master class, and two recitals. Nathan
Williams, Artist Teacher at the Interlochen Arts Academy presents a 10 a.m. master class for EMU
students. Sam Merciers of Meridian Winds presents a 1:30 p.m. clinic on clarinet repair. Area professional
clarinetists perform at 3:00 pm. Nathan Williams performs at 7 p.m. All events are free to
university music students with a valid student ID. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for non-university
students and seniors; includes all of the day’s events. Alexander Recital Hall, various times.

         This event is planned as a comprehensive day of Master Classes, ensemble activity, and Recitals given by faculty and Dr Nathan Williams and participants.  For more information contact:

Dr Kimberley Cole Luevano

With reviews such as "breathtaking...", "virtuosic tone and...technique," and "exceptionally sensitive and introspective rendition," Kimberly Cole Luevano continually establishes herself as a formidable soloist and chamber musician. Cole is Associate Professor of Clarinet at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and a member of the clarinet faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she performs with the Eastern Winds, EMU's faculty wind quintet. Dr. Cole has given acclaimed solo and chamber performances throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, was a featured performer at the 2005 Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, and was recently invited to perform and teach at the 2006 Brazilian Clarinet Symposium.

Dr. Cole freelances extensively and has performed as a member of the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, principal clarinetist of the Ann Arbor Symphony, and with the Detroit, Windsor (Canada), and Toledo Symphony Orchestras, among others. Additionally, she has toured with Keith Brion's New Sousa Band. Cole is featured with her chamber ensemble, Quorum, on an Albany compact disc of composer Evan Chambers' works entitled, "Cold Water, Dry Stone." Dr. Cole's recording of Anthony Iannaccone's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings with the Arianna String Quartet was released on Albany Records in 2004 and her recording of Iannaccone's Wind Quintets and Woodwind Trio was released in early 2005, also for distribution on Albany Records. Dr. Cole has frequently contributed articles and CD reviews for The Clarinet, journal of the International Clarinet Association.

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Cole studied in Paris, France as the recipient of a U. S. Government Fulbright Grant and KadeFellowship. She has been a finalist in the Oklahoma City Young Artists Competition, a prize winner in the International Clarinet Association's Young Artist Competition, and a semi-finalist in the Houston Symphony's Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition. She has participated in the Kent Blossom Music Festival and National Orchestral Institute. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Michigan State University where she studied with Elsa Ludewig Verdehr.   Her other teachers include James Gillespie, Keith Lemmons, Guy Deplus, and Alain Damiens. Dr. Cole has also served on the faculties of the University of New Mexico and Alma College.

Featured Artist,  Nathan Williams, clarinet


Nathan Williams--hailed by critics as "outstanding for his musicality, breath control, robust and brilliant tone, and flawless technique" (El Nuevo Dia Domingo, San Juan), "a highly effective soloist" (The New York Times), and "a stellar musician, capable of the most exquisite and expressive playing" (The Winston-Salem Journal)–-has appeared as concerto soloist and given recitals and chamber music performances at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and Kaufmann Hall at the 92nd St. Y, as well as throughout the United States, and in Austria, Canada, China, Israel, Hungary, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic.

Dr. Williams has been heard in concert broadcasts on National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Austrian Radio Network, NCRV (Dutch Radio), and WNCN-New York. He has taken part in world-premiere recordings and performances of both solo and chamber music for the New York Guild of Composers, the Austrian Composers Foundation, the Focus! Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center, and San Francisco’s Composers, Inc. He has received critical acclaim for his compact disc recordings for Albany, Composers Recordings, Inc., Naxos, New Dynamic Records, and Arizona University Recordings. He is also a featured soloist on "Music from the I.C.A.", distributed by the International Clarinet Association. In 1999, Strata–-a trio he founded with violinist James Stern and pianist Audrey Andrist--recorded works by Aram Khachaturian, Max Bruch, Martin Rokeach, Igor Stravinsky, and Don Freund for AUR. A duo CD with Andrist, Spontaneous Lines (Albany Records, TROY 311), features works by American composers Leslie Bassett, Sebastian Currier, Robert Maggio, Robert Muczynski, and Martin Rokeach.

Dr. Williams earned the Artist Diploma with highest honors from the Academy of Music and Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria, as well as graduate degrees from the Eastman and Juilliard schools, where he studied with Stanley Hasty. A former clarinetist with the Continuum ensemble in New York, he was the principal clarinetist of the Winston-Salem Symphony from 1996 to 2003, and from 1990 to 2001 he was on the faculty of the East Carolina University School of Music in Greenville, N. C.

Since 2001 Williams has been the Instructor of Clarinet at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He is on the Artist Roster of Lois Scott Management, Inc. in New York and is an Artist/Clinician for Buffet Crampon. He also recently joined the artist faculty of the Amalfi Coast Chamber Music Institute in Vietri-sul-Mare/Naples, Italy. Upcoming engagements during the 2007-2008 season include performances in Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, Iowa, Arizona, Texas, New York, Florida, Nebraska, Italy and China.


Boston Woodwind Society -  Education • Innovation • Opportunity

BWS Merit Award Competitions 2008

Boston Woodwind Society has established merit awards to honor the artistry and achievements of five legendary woodwind musicians. The awards are presented annually to outstanding young students hoping to fulfill their dreams of entering the world of professional players. Recipients of an award receive a cash prize of $1,000. Click on Awards in navigation menu above to learn more.

Audition Dates

Flute January 20, 2008
Bassoon February 10, 2008
Oboe March 9, 2008


April 13, 2008 -   Harold Wright Merit Clarinet Competition

We are now accepting registrations ONLY for the BWS Flute Merit Award Competition named in honor of Doriot Anthony Dwyer. Registration for other Merit Award Competitions begins on the following dates: 

Clarinet - March 10

Bassoon - January 21
Oboe - February 11

BWS Merit Award Recipients 2007

AudiMozart! 4th International Wind Competition -

May 9th to 24th, 2008

 Applications must be received no later than 25th April, 2008. 

Dear Friends,

 I am writing on behalf of the Associazione Mozart Italia (Italian Mozart Society). We are organizing the third edition of the \"AUDI-Mozart!\" International Wind Competition for the performance of the Mozart\'s concertos for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and orchestra. It will take place in Rovereto, Italy from May 9th to 24th, 2008. I also would like to ask the co-operation of the flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and horn\'s teachers in order to promote our prestigious competition to their students. Thank you very much for your kind attention and help. For any further information please don\'t hesitate to contact us or visit our website: 

English version at url:


NB: Applications must be received no later than 25th April, 2008. 
Best regards, Arnaldo Volani President of Associazione Mozart Italia Via Mercerie 14 380668 Rovereto Italy email: Tel. ++39/0464/422719 Fax ++39/0464/438282


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AudiMozart! 2004
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and orchestra.



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Rovereto (TN - Italy), 9 – 24 May, 2008

for the performance of the Mozart's concertos for FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN and orchestra.


1 - The Italian Mozart Association announces the fourth International Competition for the performance of Mozart’s concerts for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and orchestra so as to highlight the most talented young performers worldwide.
2 - Participation is open to musicians of all nationalities who were born after 1st January 1974. No music academy diploma is required.
3 - The competition will take place in Rovereto from 9th May, 2008 to 24th May, 2008
4 - Those wishing to participate should fill in the enclosed form and send it to:

Via Mercerie, 14

NB: Applications must be received no later than 25th April, 2008.

5 – With the application form please enclose, as a non refundable registration fee, either a copy of an electronic bank transfer to:
Associazione Mozart Italia - AUDIMozart
Banco Popolare di Verona e Novara - sede di Rovereto -
IBAN IT49P0518820800000000003141

or a crossed cheque payable to:
Associazione Mozart Italia – AUDI-Mozart!
Eur 110.00 (one hundred and ten Euros)
Also please note that you should enclose photographs (one passport size and one full body) and a Curriculum Vitae either in Italian or in English.
6 - The draw to determine the competitors order of appearance will take place on 30th April, at 6:00 pm, in our office at 14, Via Mercerie. The drawn letter will apply to every single instrument. As from 2nd May, all competitors may enquire about the day of
their appearance:
- by phone: ++39/0464/422719 or
- by fax: ++39/0464/438282 or
- by E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
7 - The competition consists of three rounds for each instrument:
- preliminary
- semi finals
- final

8 - The preliminary rounds are based on the performance of the first movement of a Mozart's concerto chosen by the competitor (click here for the list), accompanied by piano. The pianist is the official accompanist of the competition.
9 - No more than 24 competitors for each instrument will be admitted to the semi-finals. This round will consist of the performance of the second and third movements of the same Mozart's concerto chosen by the competitor, always accompanied by piano.
10 - No more than 3 competitors for each instrument will be selected for the final round, which consists of the performance of the same entire concerto with piano.
11 - The preliminary, semifinal and final rounds will be assesed by a Jury appointed by Associazione Mozart Italia.
12 - At the end of every final round the winners of the prizes for the specific instrument will be chosen. The competition will end with a gala concert with the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento and participation of all the five first prize winners.
13 - First prize winners will receive € 2.000,00 (two thousand Euros); no money prize will be awarded to second and third classified for each instrument.
The Haydn Orchestra of Trento and Rovereto will engage the five winners of the first prize in a concert planned on May 25th 2008 at Auditorium in Borgo Valsugana (TN)

The “Associazione Mozart Italia” national seat of Rovereto will engage the five winners of the first prize in a concert with Orchestra on September 19th, 2008 in Rovereto, at Auditorium “F.Melotti”.
In addition:
- the ”Associazione Mozart Italia” local seat of Firenze will engage the five winners in a concert  on September 20th 2008 at Educandato S.S.Annunziata in Firenze;
- the “Montreal Chamber Orchestra” will engage one of the winner (oboe) in a concert during the period 2008/2009;
- the “Istituzione Musicale Collegium Artis” of Frascati will engage one of the winners (flute or clarinet) in a concert during the period October-December 2009, at Auditorium “Scuderie Aldobrandini”;
- the “Montreal Chamber Orchestra” will engage one of the winner (bassoon) in a concerto during the period 2009/2010.
Furthermore their names will be promoted as soloists towards all Italian orchestras and those of various other countries as well.
14 – All participants must bear their own travel and accomodation costs.
15 - The competition schedule is as follows:

Friday, 9th May - bassoon preliminary
Saturday, 10th May - bassoon semi-fina

Sunday, 11th May - flute preliminary
Monday, 12th May - flute preliminary
Tuesday, 13th May - flute semi-final

Wednesday, 14th May - oboe preliminary
Thursday, 15th May - oboe semi-final

Friday, 16th May - horn preliminary
Saturday, 17th May - horn semi-final

Sunday, 18th May - clarinet preliminary
Monday, 19th May - clarinet preliminary
Tuesday, 20th May - clarinet semi-final

Wednesday, 21st May - bassoon finals, with piano
Wednesday, 21sr May - flute finals, with piano

Thursday, 22nd May - oboe finals, with piano
Thursday, 22nd May - horn finals, with piano

Friday, 23rd May - clarinet finals, with piano

Saturday, 24th May - gala concert of the five winners, with Orchestra Haydn at Hangar Audi Dorigoni in Trento.

16 - All pieces must be played by heart in each round. Competitors are advised to use the Urtext edition.
17 - By signing the application form for this competition, competitors accept the competition rules. The decisions of the Jury will be final and without appeal. In the event of any doubts arising from the translation into foreign languages, only the text in Italian will be valid.
-    Address:    -    Associazione Mozart Italia
via Mercerie 14
38068 - Rovereto (TN)
-    Tel.:    -    +39 0464 422719
-    Fax:    -    +39 0464 438282
-    E-mail:    - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
-    Website:    -




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Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival  

April 25 & 26, 2008
Missoula, Montana

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival

Featured Guests



  • David Morgenroth

  • Clipper Anderson

  • Bob LedBetter

  • UM Jazz Band I




Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival
Buddy DeFranco

"I appreciate what Lance Boyd, Tom Cook, and the students at the U of M as well as others in the Missoula community have done to foster jazz over the last many years. It’s an excellent program and an outstanding festival. I’m pleased to have this opportunity of a long-term relationship with The University of Montana.”


- Buddy DeFranco


“I like the personal touch. The non-competitive atmosphere allows each band to be evaluated on its own merits....the clinicians are able to address our specific issues in a positive and productive manner.”


-John Combs,
Hellgate High School Band Director


For more information contact:


Lance R. Boyd
Department of Music
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-7992


Phone: (406) 243-5071 or
(406) 243-6880




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Places to Stay in Missoula


The Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival is a non-competitive, educational event. High school and college jazz bands perform every 30 minutes throughout both days and receive written comments from the guest clinicians. Immediately following its performance, each band will have an opportunity to work for 30 minutes with one of the clinicians in another location. This is a change from previous years that we hope will be more beneficial for the visiting bands and directors.


It is possible to receive a numerical rating upon request. Also, Outstanding Soloist Awards will be given to deserving soloists from the daytime performances. They will be presented during the Saturday night concert. This adds an element of excitement to the festivities and recognizes superior individual achievement without creating a competitive atmosphere.


Each group registration fee of $150 includes the adjudication, an audio tape of the performance and access to clinics and the daytime performances. Evening concert reserve tickets can be purchased separately. Information about a special discount for concert tickets will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration form.


The deadline for registration is March 31, 2007. To participate please fill out the attached registration form and return to: Lance Boyd, Music Department, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812. For further festival information call the UM Music Department at (406) 243-6880 or the UM Jazz Program at (406) 243-5071.

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival




FRIDAY, April 25


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
College, high school and junior high school jazz band performances


1:00 pm
CLINIC: With guest artists Bucky Pizzarelli and James Morrison

7:30 pm
CONCERT: featuring Bucky Pizzarelli, James Morrison and UM Jazz Band I



SATURDAY, April 26


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
College, high school and Junior high school jazz band performances


1:00 pm
CLINIC: With guest artists John Allred and Phil Woods

7:30 pm
CONCERT: featuring John Allred, Phil Woods and UM Jazz Band I



All jazz festival events are held in the University Theatre


Reserved tickets for the evening concerts can be purchased at the GrizTix, the UC Box Office, Adams Center ticket office or Worden’s Market. Second night discount price available. For more ticket information call 1-888-MONTANA. All seats are reserved.

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival

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Department Banner CONNIE A. RHOADES
Director of Clarinet Studies
D.M.A., University of Oklahoma

208 Foster Music Building
521 Lancaster Ave. Richmond, KY 40475-3102 •
EKU Phone: (859) 622-1342 EKU Fax: (859) 622-1333

The Annual Eastern Kentucky University
Clarinet Festival



2008 Eastern Kentucky University
Clarinet Festival
April 26, 2008

The EKU Clarinet Festival offers recitals and clinics presented by artist faculty from around the nation and Eastern Kentucky University. Students may perform solos from the standard repertoire and will be enrolled on a first-come. first-served basis. The high School and Junior High Clarinet Choirs will rehearse during the day on Saturday, and will give a performance on Saturday evening. Please contact Dr. Rhoades for more information. More information will be available in January (2008).



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Ohio University


Ohio State University Clarinet Festival -  Honoring Clarinet Pedagogue legend Stanley Hasty (Eastman School of Music), James Pyne, Director to be held 30 April - 3 May 2008.     

Rarescale Bass Clarinet course on the Scottish island of Raasay

30th March - 3rd April 2009 , Sarah Watts, Director - take note of year

     Rarescale on Raasay 


 rarescale course on the scottish island of Raasay

30th March - 3rd April 2009

The course will be held at Raasay House, and will be run by:

Carla Rees - alto and bass flutes
Sarah Watts - bass clarinet
Michael Oliva - composition

The course will include masterclasses, individual tuition, ensemble work and a chance to perform in a concert.

Fees: £300
Students in Full Time Education - £200

Accommodation should be booked separately       
Further information to follow shortly.

Please Contact me for further details on Raasay or the course.




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Northwestern University School of Music presents


Philippe Cuper, Clarinet: a Master Class



Live Webcast - Tuesday, May 6, 2008








Available on the World Wide Web and Internet2

Philippe CuperOn Tuesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. CDT, Philippe Cuper will give a free clarinet master class in Northwestern University's Regenstein Recital Hall. Principal clarinet with the Paris Opera Orchestra and an artist for Vandoren and Buffet Crampon, Philippe Cuper is one of the best representatives of the famous French school of clarinet playing.

Cuper has won prizes at major international competitions in Verscelli, Geneva, Prague, and Munich, where he now serves on the contest's jury. A member of the Versailles Conservatoire faculty, Cuper has appeared at festivals in Montreux, Prague, Cacovia, London, and Rio with the Czech Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded more than 30 CDs as a soloist and 30 CDs with orchestra.

Enjoy musical critique from a master - live from your own computer. 
This concert is sponsored by Northwestern University School of Music, Buffet Crampon Clarinets, and Vandoren Reeds/Dansr.




How To View the Webcast
On the day of the show, visit between 4:50 and 5:00 p.m. CDT for a link to the webcast. You will need the latest version of Real Player. For further information about using Real Player, visit

For Internet2 Users
This webcast will also be available on Internet2. Information about the technical requirements for Internet2 viewing is available at

Further Information
If you have any questions regarding testing Real Player or the mpeg2 multicast feed, please contact Michael Curtis at 

All other questions about the event should be directed to




Master Class Program and Performers
Accompanist: Kay Kim, piano

Sonata by Camille Saint-Saëns
Student: Michael Morris

Concerto by Jean Françaix
Student: Brad Whitfield

Première Rhapsodie by Claude Debussy
Student: DeMarus Allen-Batieste

Cantilène by Louis Cahuzac
Student: Patrick Graham

Sonata by Francis Poulenc
Student: David Halperin

Concerto by Carl Nielsen
Student: Michael Yoshimi




Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Northwestern University
50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Tickets: 847.467.4000
Information: 847.491.5441








  CUBE's Groovin’ High, Groovin’ Low grand finale concert of its 20th anniversary season - Roosevelt University

Sunday, May 11, 8pm
Ganz Hall, 7th floor
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Richard Nunemaker will be taking part in CUBE's Groovin’ High, Groovin’ Low grand finale concert of its 20th anniversary season.  Taking a cue from the jazz tune “Groovin’ High,” CUBE will feature voices, flutes and bass clarinets in a concert that combines classical contemporary music and jazz in new and intriguing ways.

The concert features a new work written expressly for this concert: Bottom Dog, for two bass clarinets and one contrabass clarinet by Jody Rockmaker, professor of music at Arizona State University. Featured along with Nunemaker in this work will be bass clarinetist, J. Lawrie Bloom and contrabass clarinetist, John Bruce Yeh, both members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.



REMINDER: Summer Clarinet Academy Deadline Approaching Fast!!!

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The application deadline for the 2008 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy is just around the corner! Application materials must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2008!

Don't miss this opportunity to study with some of the finest clarinetists in the world! Those accepted to the Academy will study for a week with
an Artist Roster unmatched anywhere.

this link for information on the audition process and the Academy. We look forward to hearing from YOU


Buffet Crampon USA is pleased to announce application and audition information for the 2008 Summer Clarinet Academy, to be held August 4-9, 2008. Please click on the links below for information on how to apply to the Academy, audition materials, the Artist Faculty, curriculum and the University of North Florida, once again the Academy's host institution.  (Academy open to US residents age 18-26 only)  Deadline for Application and CD submission is 15 May 2008

This year's Academy Artist Faculty is again an unparalleled assembly of some of finest clarinetists in the world! Students accepted to the Academy will have the opportunity to study with J. Lawrie Bloom (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Pascual Martinez-Forteza (New York Philharmonic), Eugene Mondie (National Symphony Orchestra) and Ronald Van Spaendonck (Mons and Brussels Royale Conservatoire, Brussels, Belgium).

About the Academy

Audition Procedure

Application Procedure

Student Application

Auditor Application


Tuition and Scholarships

Artist Faculty

Academy Administration

Housing and Transportation

University of North Florida

                Klarinetten Choir Festival in Herne, Germany  23 - 25 May 2008

                                        Christoph Hilger, Dirigent

  Deutsche Klarinetten-Gesellschaft e.V.
  Informationen, Fotos und Berichte von unserem Klarinetten-Chor
  nächstes Treffen 23. -25. Mai 2008 in Herne

Infomationen hier

Link zur Repertoireliste des Klarinetten-Chores der DKG:  
Anmeldung zum Klarinetten-Chor über die Geschäftsstelle der DKG
Bisherige Treffen:  
2007/08 Bamberg  
2007  Rotenburg an der Fulda  
2007 Meiningen  
2006  Dresden  
2006 in Regensburg  
Düsseldorf  2005
als .pdf download Bericht
Lingen/Ems 2005
als .pdf download Bericht
Berlin 2004
als .pdf download Bericht
Steinheim/Albuch 2004
als .pdf download Bericht
Wolfenbüttel 2003  
Fulda 2003  
Düsseldorf 2002  


For Immediate Release:
February 6, 2008
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
(516) 586-3433 or
Reunion of Naomi Drucker’s Clarinet Students on May 25, 2008
Naomi Drucker, 1957 alumnae and Hofstra University Music Department
clarinet teacher since 1969, will host a reunion of her students on
Sunday, May 25, 2008 from 1 PM to 5 PM. The reunion will be held at the
Massapequa Elks Club, 2162 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa, New York.
Ms. Drucker said, “I want to see all of you again. If you still play,
please bring your clarinet and a music stand. We’ll perform Irwin
Swack’s Quartet for clarinets together. The piece is available for
download at”
Please respond ASAP, before May 1, 2008 with dates of study, address,
telephone number, email address and name under which you studied with
Naomi Drucker. Send your information to:
Naomi Drucker
9 Compass Lane
Massapequa NY 11758
Phone and fax - 516-541-9090
Email –



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