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December 2019 Newsletter


Berliner Philharmoniker  Digital Concert Hall Offer


The Western Michigan University School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ellen Breakfield-Glick as Assistant Professor of Clarinet.

Dr. Breakfield-Glick holds a BM from the Eastman School of Music and an MM and DMA from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. To learn more about Dr. Breakfield-Glick’s dynamic teaching and performing career, visit

Graduate Assistantship in Clarinet 

WMU is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistantship in Clarinet beginning in Fall 2020. Assistantship packages include salary, tuition remissions, and other benefits, which would cover the complete cost of tuition for the degree. The graduate program is unique at the master’s level and offers participants the opportunity to rehearse and perform as members of the Graduate Wind Quintet along with the Western Winds, a chamber ensemble of graduate students and their studio faculty mentors. Please find more information at

Application and Deadline
February 15 is the deadline for completion of the School of Music’s graduate assistantship application and receipt of letters of recommendation (late applications may be considered subject to availability). Additional information is available at the School of Music’s Graduate Studies website:

Applicants are encouraged to audition on campus prior to March 1, 2020.  Video submissions for long distance candidates are acceptable.

Contact Professor Ellen Breakfield-Glick at for audition details.

4 December 2019

Vandoren New York Holiday Party

New York City

5 - 8 December 2019

Tenerife ClarinetFest



6 December Application Deadline

Vandoren Emerging Artists Competition

"The Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition is open to any highly proficient saxophonist or clarinetist in Jazz or Classical between the age of 18 and 23."

The Competition started in 2010 as a way to identify the next generation of great clarinetists and saxophonists and acknowledge them for their talent, the work it took to succeed, and the artistry they display on their instrument.


   2019 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition
Hello friends,

Below please find the repertoire for the 2019 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. The application deadline is December 7th, 2018 at Midnight (EST).

This should give you plenty of time to prepare!!!

Accompaniment is always required when applicable. Each category requires 3 separate pieces.

Clarinet (classical):

  • Charles Marie Widor: Introduction et Rondo Op. 72
  • Krzysztof Penderecki: Prelude for Clarinet
  • A contrasting work of applicant’s choice – not to exceed 15 minutes

Saxophone (classical): 

  • Paul Creston: Sonata for saxophone and piano (2nd + 3rd movements)
  • Jeanine Reuff: Sonata for solo alto saxophone (1st + 2nd movements)
  • A contrasting work of applicant’s choice – not to exceed 15 minutes

Please choose one from each category.

  • Ballad:
    • Solitude, Easy Living, I Remember Clifford, Out of Nowhere, Central Park West
  • Medium tempo:
    • Along Came Betty, A Night in Tunisia, Epistrophy, Long Ago and Far Away, I hear a Rhapsody
  • Up Tempo:
    • Bebop, Sweet Georgia Bright, Pent Up House, 7 Steps to Heaven, Voyage

Please make separate tracks for each piece or song. DO NOT put your name in the filename, label each file with the correct composition title. Please submit the repertoire in the order listed here.

All materials must be uploaded by December 7th, 2018. Recordings of poor audio quality will not be judged. Winners will be announced on or about January 15th, 2019.

For more information on the 2019 VEA Competition please visit our website:

On this website you will find information about this year's competition, as well as rules, regulations, pictures, and videos from the past 7 years of competition. Again, the deadline this year will be December 7th, 2018 at Midnight (EST).  Feel free to share this with any prospective young artists.

Best wishes,
David Gould 


6 - 7 December 2019

Master Class with  Corado Giuffredi and Josup Fuster

Murcia, Spain


7 - 8 December 2019

VIP Anneleine Van Wauwe performs 'War Concerto' by Dirk Bross with the Malaysian Symphony Orchestra


8 December 2019

North Shore Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

Danvers and Revere, Massachussetts

8 December 2019

WA Concert with Senior VIP Charles Neidich and Friends performing 2nd Viennese School and JS Bach at Tenri Cultural Center

New York City

12 - 15 December 2019

5th Lisbon International Clarinet Competition and ClarMeet Festival

Lisbon, Portugal

13 - 17 December and May 2020

International Clarinet Seminar with VIP Yehuda Gilad

Murcia, Spain


Complete information on above website


15 December 2019

Hartt College Clarinet Day - VIP Ayako Oshima, Director

Hartford, Connecticut

16 December 2019

Recontre  with VIP Philippe Cuper with the l'Orchestra Opera National Paris at Vandoren

Paris, France

Application Deadline extension - The entry period begins September 13, 2019 and ends on January 8, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (“Application Period”).

Yamaha Young Artists Competition

Indianapolis, Indiana

Welcome to the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Website!

The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Winners of this competition will be invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend at the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, receive a once in a lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands, national press coverage, receive a recording and photos of the live performance, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. Winners also will enjoy many of the privileges of a Yamaha Artist, including services and communication with Yamaha's Artist Relations department.





27 December 2019

Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra Gala from 2015

Hong Kong, China


28 - 30 December 2019

Ronald Spaendonck Master Classes

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