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August 2017 Newsletter


31 July - 4 August 2017 

George Mason University Summer Clarinet Academy - Catina Franklin Sweedy, Director

Fairfax, Virginia

Save the date! The George Mason University Summer Clarinet Academy will be from July 31st to August 4th, 2017! Stay tuned for updates about clinicians and guest artists! — feeling excited at Potomac Arts Academy at George Mason University



2 - 5 August 2017

6 - 7 August 2017


6 - 13 August 2017

Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee

Jerusalem, Israel


7- 9 August 2017 - Registration deadline: 15 June

Järvi Academy summer course for winds and strings - VIP Harri Mäki - Clarinet

Tallinn, Finland

More info:

Harri Mäki studied the clarinet mainly with Reijo Koskinen in Finland. Having graduated from the class of Thomas Friedli at the Geneva Conservatory, he joined the Tapiola Sinfonietta. He also studied privately with Charles Neidich and Osmo Vänskä. He has premiered dozens of works, including clarinet concertos written for him by Juhani Nuorvala and Kirmo Lintinen. He is the Professor of Woodwinds at the Sibelius Academy and the Artistic Director of the Crusell Music Festival. Harri Mäki has appeared as a soloist and a chamber musician in European countries, in the Far East, and in North and South America. In 2012, he received the Pro Musica award for his merits as a performer and a teacher.


7 - 11 August 2017

Canena Clarinete Master Curso

Canena, Spain


8 - 15 August 2017

Salou Summer Music Academy


9 - 17 August 2017



20 - 25 August 2017


Maruševec, Croatia

Clarinet Master Class with Prof. Slavko Kovacic

Number of participants: 8

The master class is intended for elementary, middle school, high school (and on request for students MA)

The fee fort the course: 1650kn (225 eur)

Accomodation: Student dorm


Professor of Clarinet at University of Maribor

SLAVKO KOVAČIČ studied at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in the class of Prof. Mihael Gunzek and Prof. Alojz Zupan and at the University of Music Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria) with Prof. Alois Brandhofer. He participated in masterclasses and workshops by Charles Neidich, Alois Brandhofer, Joszef Balogh, Bob Riseling and Robert Spring.

As a soloist he appeared with numerous orchestras, such as the Musica Camerata chamber orchestra, the Celje String Orchestra, the Academic Chamber Orchestra of Music Artists Society Maribor, the Celje Wind Orchestra, the big band "Extra Band" Celje and others.

He was involved in many first performances of solo and chamber music works by Slovenian and foreign composers and is a welcome guests at numerous international music festivals.

He is often invited as a guest teacher for master-classes and workshops. In 2015 he gave a master-class at the Italian Clarinet University in Camerino (Italy).

In recent years he performed at the World Clarinet Conference ICA ‘’Clarinetfest 2013’’ in Assisi (Italy), at the 4th  European Clarinet Congress 2014 in Katowice (Poland) at the 5th European Clarinet Festival 2015 in Ghent (Belgium), at the 6th European Clarinet Festival 2016 in Camerino (Italy) and at the prestigious Festival Clar.Meet.Porto’ 16 (Portugal).

He served in various positions in the Pannonian Orchestra in Graz and in the Orchestra of Academia Ars Musicae (both in Austria), as well as Slovenian symphony orchestras: the Maribor Opera, the Ljubljana Opera, the Maribor Philharmonic, the RTV Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he held a permanent employment.  

His strong commitment to chamber music led him ot be a member of many ensembles, such as Trio Musica Camerata, Arc-en-ciel ensemble, Trio Onix, Maister Trio, Trio Tanguango, PanArs Clarinet Sextet and Spiri Art Trio.

He is a regular member of juries both in national and international competitions.

Since 2015 he has been a Silverstein Works Artist using the Cryo4 Gold Ligature. He is also a D'Addario Woodwind Performing Artist and a member of the Royal Global Artist Team. In 2016 he became Buffet Crampon Artist.

Slavko Kovačič is Assistant Professor for clarinet and chamber music at the Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, where he was Head of the Music Department  from 2010 to 2015. Since 2014 he is also a member of the Faculty Senate. In 2015 he was elected vice-dean for artistic activities.

He dedicates part of his time to teaching clarinet at the elementary and high school level of the Music School in Celje.


Maruševec, 20.08. – 25. 08. 2017.

The mansion Maruševec lies in the north-western part of Croatia, 15km away from Varaždin and the Slovenian border.

The summer music school will be held at the local high school, right next to the Maruševec mansion. 

arrival/departure: We expect your arrival on sunday 20.8. between 12:00-14:00.You can plan your departure after the concert. If you come with a car, you should follow the signs for Maruševec mansion. If you plan to come with the bus or train, the nearest station is in Varaždin, where we can arrange to pick you up if you would like (for eventual questions for the second option call us +386 91 151 94 64).

Accomodation/food: It will be organised in the student dorm at the school. There are 2-4 bed rooms. The food will be provided in the dorm cafeteria.

The program will be based on individual sets in the morning and early afternoon.

Within the summer music school there will be two concerts with the final concert planned on the 25.8. around 16:00.

INFORMATIONS on website;

Mail adress:

or phone +385 98 182 81 15

Application deadline July 30, 2017 true online Application form on


24- 27 August 2017

Trevi, Italy

28 - 30 August 2017

28 - 30 August 2017


22 - 28 August 2017

Andrew Marriner Clarinet Course

Mallorca, Spain

28 August  -  3 September 2017

Rome, Italy


30 August - 3 September 2017

Salamanca, Spain


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