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WKA Winter Newsletter 2012  (January - March)

VIP Deborah Andreas performs Recital 1 April 2012 at Moravian College in Pennsylvania

NEI University and Chicago Clarinet Collaborations - Jon Manasse and Verdehr Trio Master Classes - 20 - 21 April 2012

Ismail Luminovsky Carnegie Hall Recital, New York - 6 April 2012

University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble Live Stream Broadcast - 26 March 2012 - 7 PM

Antonio Fraioli Master Classes - Assisi, Italy - 25 - 29 July 2012

Narek Arutyunian, Student of Charles Neidich at Juilliard School, performs in Baltimore Museum Concert 31 March 2012

Interharmony Int Music Festival - Germany - 31 July - August 2012

Nuno Pinto Master Classes - Portugal - 29 - 30 April 2012

2nd Int Clarinet Seminar with Yehuda Gilad - Murcia, Spain - 19 - 23 May 2012

7th Millersville Univ Single Reed Symposium, Pennsylvania - 13 April 2012

Major Clarinet Recital - Caracas, Venezuela - 13 March 2012

Encontros com o Clarinete - 4 - 6 May 2012 - Aveiro, Portugal

Matthias Mueller from Zurich Soloist in Mozart Clarinet Concerto in Switzerland using Schwenk & Seggelke Bassett A Clarinet - 24 - 25 March 2012

California Clarinet Day - Los Angeles Valley College - 19 May 2012

Iowa Clarinet Day - Central College, Pella, Iowa - 31 March 2012

Ibero Clarinete Festival - Portugal - 30 March - 4 April 2012

ClariFest Guatemala Concerto Concert - 22 March 2012

Clarinet Seminar with Charles Neidich - Japan, 30 July - 10 August 2012

Clarinet Conference - with Fernando Jose Silviera - 20 March 2012 - Colombia

Guiffedi Master Classes - VillaFrata, Italy - 31 March - 1 April 2012

Moon Sun Yoo, Prodical Clarinet to be broadcast on NPR Radio March 2012

Online Clarinet Master Class with Mitchell Estrin - 11 April 2012

Houston Clarinet Ensemble March Tour with Premieres - March 2012

Master Class and Recital with Robert Spring - Lamar University - 23 March 2012

Clarinet Days 2012 - Accademia Italy - 27 - 28 March

Houston Clarinet Ensemble Texas Tour - March 2012

Yehuda Gilad Master Class at CSUN Northridge - 25 February 2012

Texas Colloquim at Texas A & M University - 17 February 2012

Craven Clarinet Convention - Cardiff University UK - 6 May 2012

Berlin Philharmonic Amateur Orchestra Lovers Opportunity - Berlin Germany - 6 - 28 May 2012

UAB Clarinet Symposium - 4 March 2012, Birmingham, Alabama

IWWF Woodwind Festival - Pella, Iowa - 15 - 22 July 2012

Rocco Parisi Bass Clarinet Soloist in Vancouver, Washington - 14 March 2012

LSU 3rd Clarinet Day - 11 February 2012

Harold Wright Memorial Competition - Boston - 3 March 2012

Troy University Clarinet Day - 31 March 2012

Aria International Music Academy - June 2012

Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy - University of Northern Florida - 16 - 21 July 2012

Conservatory Aragon Postgraduate Performance Course - Dec 2011 - May 2012

Camp MSM at Manhattan School of Music - 9 July - 3 August 2012

22nd Annual Clarinet Day with Eric Mandat at University of Central Florida in Orlando - 18 February 2012

Perdue University Concert w/ Trio de Clarone - 26 January 2012

Jacques Lancelot Clarinet Competition - Paris, France - 3 - 12 March 2012

Rasaay Bass Clarinet Course - Scotland - 2 - 6 April 2012

ClarinetFest 2012 - University of Nebraska - 1 - 5 August 2012

Eddie Daniels as Soloist with London Symphony and giving Master Classes 9 - 11 February 2012

Clarinetopia - Michigan State University - 13 - 17 June 2012

Ohio University Gala - 22 April 2012

Berliner Philharmoniker Master Classes at Carnegie Hall - 23 -24 February 2012

Youth Orch of Los Angeles Symposium - 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2012

Munich International Competition - 6 - 21 September with Application Deadline 31 March 2012

ChamberFest Cleveland - 23 June - 1 July 2012

Eddie Daniels Master Class - 11 February 2012 - UK

Night with Nuccio Sweepstakes with Rico/Buffet - deadline 13 January 2012 - Details on Autumn Newsletter 2011

US Army Field Band All American Competition - 2 January -April 2012

Wetzlarer German Klarinette Festival - 1 - 3 June 2012

ICMC Music Festival - France, Italy, China - July - August 2012

Clarinet Days Lewis Competition - Tel Aviv, Israel - 1 - 5 April 2012

Clarinet Cornucopia - North Illinois University, DeKalb - 4 February 2012

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival - University of Montana - 27 - 28 April 2012

Leslie Craven Chamber Concert - London, UK - 14 January 2012

Indiana University Clarinet Workshop with Howard Klug, 6 - 10 June 2012

Texas Clarinet Colloquim - Texas A & M University, Commerce - 17 - 18 February 2012

US Army Band Competitions - February - April 2012 with appearance with the Band and Orchestra

Claremont Clarinet Festival - Pomona College, California - 10 - 16 June 2012

Domaine Forget Music Festival, Quebec - Clarinet sessions - 17 - 30 June 2012

Nunemaker Studio Recital - 8 January 2012 - Houston, Texas

Guido Six Klarinetstag 12 - Oostend, Belgium - 23 - 25 February 2012

Musikmesse Frankfurt, Germany - 21 - 24 March 2012

University of Cardiff (UK) Clarinet Convention - 6 May 2012

Bach & Monk Jazz with Mika and Richard Stoltzman - 14 January 2012 - New York City

David Krakauer End of Time Performance - Joe's Pub - New York City - 14 January 2012

Clariperu Latin American Congress - Lima, Peru - 10 - 14 September 2012

SE Missouri Single Reed Day - 11 February 2012

2nd Peruvian Clarinet Festival, Lima - 20 - 24 February 2012

Boydoin International Festival - June 2012

  • In the summer of 2013, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young orchestral players from across the country to form the only National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Following a rigorous audition process and a two-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians at Purchase College, State University of New York, these remarkable teenagers embark on an international tour to some of the great music capitals of the world. On their journey, the members of NYO-USA will shine a light on the extraordinary talent of young American instrumentalists and serve as dynamic musical ambassadors for the US.

    For NYO-USA’s inaugural season, maestro Valery Gergiev leads the orchestra to Washington, DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London.
  • Important funding for the launch of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America has been provided by Joan and Sanford I. Weill and The Weill Family Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.


The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own)  Artist Competitions 2012

Submission Deadlines: 1 February 2012

Hyperlinks detailing these competitions above on the announcements

8 January 2012

Houston, Texas


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Bach & Monk with Mika and Richard Stoltzman at the DROM (details hyperlinked below)

New York City


Saturday, 14 January 2012

David Krakauer in Akoka End of Time Performance

Joe's Pub -

Joe's Pub is part of The Public Theater, located at 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place in New York City's East Village.

New York City



David Krakauer, clarinet & Matt Haimovitz, cello
Akoka: The End of Time
feat. Socalled, samples w/ Maria Bachmann, violin 








14 January 2012

London, United Kingdom

All entries must be received by 5:00pm (CT) on Friday, January 20, 2012.


About the Young Artists Competition



Instrumentalists and vocalists attending a public, private, parochial, home or community music school in Chicago, Illinois can compete for a chance to perform at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert at Symphony Center. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Fidelity Investments are looking for talented high school instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles of up to five members performing music of any genre. Up to four acts will be selected to perform live on stage at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert on June 20, 2012.

Grand Prize

  •   • An opportunity to perform on stage before a live audience at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra
        concert at Symphony Center
  •   • Private coachings with professional musicians
  •   • Recognition in the concert program
  •   • Professional photos of rehearsal and performance on stage at the concert
  •   • $100 Visa® Gift Card for each winning student
  •   • Applicants must be full-time students in good standing in grades 9-12 attending any public, private,
        parochial, community music or home school located in Chicago, Illinois.
  •   • Entrants must be legal U.S. residents or in the process of obtaining citizenship and must be between
        13 and 19 years of age as of January 20, 2012.
  •   • Entrants must be instrumentalists and/or vocalists performing music of any genre.

We're here to help

If you need any assistance preparing student acts, recording performances, completing the application or anything else that might come up, please email or call Ingrid Burrichter at 312-294-3156.


All applicants must submit a completed application form with an audio-video copy of your performance act.  If entering as an ensemble, each individual ensemble member must submit his/her own application.

Competition Application

Official Rules

All entries must be received by 5:00pm (CT) on Friday, January 20, 2012

Applications may be submitted by mail or delivered in person to Ingrid Burrichter, YAC at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604.

2011 Young Artists Competition Video


Competition Timeline

Applications due:
Friday, January 20, 2012

Live auditions:
Sunday, February 12, 2012

Announcement of winners:
Week of February 13, 2012

CSO concert:
Wednesday, June 20, 2012



Fidelity Investments is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of the Institute for Learning, Access and Training.



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30 January - 1 February 2012 - with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel,  Music Director

Save the Date - YOLA Symposium 2012

Come experience YOLA and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in a dynamic convening of núcleo leaders from around the world.
We hope to see you there!

26 January 2012

Perdue University

Trio de Clarone on American Tour

    Trio di Clarone

Thursday, January 26, 2012 / 7:30pm / Loeb Playhouse


With its dark-toned, melancholy sound and unusual shape, the bassett horn is a rarity in the clarinet family—and the concert hall. However, no composer accomplished more for this expressive instrument than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who wrote numerous works for the horn, including five luminous Divertimenti. Fueled by a fascination with the horn’s sound, the German clarinet virtuoso Sabine Meyer, her brother Wolfgang, and husband Reiner Wehle formed Trio di Clarone in 1983.

For nearly three decades, this trio has paired Mozart’s ingenious works with important present-day compositions and occasionally ventured into colorful collaborations with jazz and blues musicians. Bringing with it a sound The Detroit News called “an eloquent, illuminating expression of chamber music,” the trio will perform a program including Mozart, Francis Poulenc, Bach, and Stravinsky.

Clarone Trio and Master Class at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - 4 February 2012

Continuing the Trio de Clarone USA Tour covering the above locations and giving a major concert at the University of Michigan, and also the trio giving a Master Class at the School of Music, hosted by faculty Chad Burrow and Daniel Gilbert.  This is an opportunity not to miss for all serious players.


4 February 2012

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

Karl Leister and Dr. Barrett performing at Clarinet Cornucopia

Clarinet Cornucopia - Dr Gregory Barrett, Director

2012 - Join us February 4, 2012 with Burt Hara, Principal Clarinet Minnesota Orchestra, for The Clarinet and the Orchestra.

Each year the NIU Clarinet Cornucopia features outstanding guest artist performances and master classes around a central theme. Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin clarinetists of all ages and abilities come together for learning, camaraderie and fun. 

The Cornucopia Clarinet Choir provides an opportunity for everyone to perform. Various sessions address topics such as music for the clarinet, practice techniques, equipment and auditions. Vendors come with the latest equipment for clarinetists to try.

The Clarinet Cornucopia is hosted by Greg Barrett, NIU clarinet faculty, with assistance from the students in the NIU Clarinet Studio and the Office of External Programs.

Thursday, February 9, 2012  8:00 pm until 9:30 pm   

In memoriam for a very special kitty

The Wild Beast - Valencia, California

Contact William Powell for details on Facebook

to benefit Forgotten Angels Cat Rescue with William Powell, clarinet & The CalArts Clarinet Quartet with ~Christin Hablewitz, ~Ryan Glass and ~Ryan Espinosa
Guest Artists +Dzovig Markarian, piano / Maurita Phillips-Thornburgh, soprano / Julia Heinen, clarinet & *Mark Menzies, conductor
*CalArts Faculty / +CalArts Alumna / ~CalArts Student

On Thursday Evening, February 9th at 8:00 pm in the Wild Beast at CalArts, as a memorial to a very special cat friend of mine, I will be hosting A CONCERT OF MUSIC INSPIRED BY CATS to benefit Forgotten Angels Cat Rescue. With the support of Santa Clarita's "Best Vet" (The Cat Doctor), we will be having a raffle and silent auction for some amazing cat-related prizes. Come on out for wild, entertaining evening in CalArts' new recital hall -- The Wild Beast.

for clarinet and piano
John Noble: Cat's Suite
Alan Hovhaness: Night of a White Cat
Humphrey Searle: Cat Variations
Carl Vollrath: Jack's Fat Cat
for two clarinets and piano
Gioacchio Rossini: Cat's Duet
mezzo-soprano and three clarinets
Igor Stravinsky: Berceuses du Chat (Cat Lullabies)
clarinet quartet
Domenico Scarlatti: Cat Fugue
Floyd Huddleton and Al Rinker:
Everybody Wants to be a Cat
clarinet quintet with conductor
Now Dog Dances, Now Cat Sobs
(American Premiere Performance)

9 - 11 February 2012

London, United Kingdom


Eddie Daniels Soloist with London Symphony performing Copland Clarinet Concerto and Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, and giving Master Class on Saturday 11 February 2012

Eddie Daniels is that rarest of rare musicians who is not only equally at home in both jazz and classical music, but excels at both with breathtaking virtuosity.

Expert testimony from the jazz world comes from the eminent jazz critic Leonard Feather, who said of Eddie, "It is a rare event in jazz where one man can all but reinvent an instrument bringing it to a new stage of revolution."

In a major coup for St Edmund's School, Grammy award winning Eddie Daniels will be holding a masterclass and performing in an evening concert with the David Rees-Williams Trio. This comes three days after his appearance with the LSO at The Barbican.

Tickets will go on sale in October but as they are going to be in great demand and strictly limited it is possible to register you interest by emailing me on.....

11 February 2012

Louisiana State University (LSU) - Robert DiLutis, Director

LSU Clarinet Studio

Schedule for the 2012 Clarinet Masters Day

8:30 am – Registration/Breakfast

9:00 am – Opening Recital

9:45 am – Break/Exhibits Open

10:00 am – Artist #1 master class - Skiano

11:00 am – Break/Visit Exhibits

11:30 am – Artist #2 master class - Drosinos

12:30 pm – Lunch/Visit Exhibits

1:15 pm – Clarinet Choir – DiLutis/Dreshler/Blayney

2:15 pm – Break/Vendors

2:30 pm – Artist #3 master class - Blayney

3:30 pm – Break/Visit Exhibits

3:45 pm – Artist #4 master class - Jones

4:45 pm – Break/Exhibits Close at 5pm

5:00 pm – Artist #5 master class - Hilash

6:30 pm – Evening Recital











11 February 2012

Southeast Missouri University Single Reed Day - Dr Michael Dean, Director



                Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day is a one-day festival at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau that features clarinet and saxophone master classes, performances, clinics and more. Single Reed Day events are open to students, teachers, amateurs, professionals, and all those interested in the clarinet and/or saxophone. Admission is free to all events during the day for Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day. The evening concert is a ticketed event with tickets available at the door.

               High school seniors and potential transfer students may audition for a music scholarship during Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day. For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Dean (email: or call: 573/651-2535).

               Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day 2012 is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.

This year's clinicians are:


Single Reed Day 2012 Program

Single Reed Day 2012 Concert Program

Single Reed Day 2012 Concert Flyer

Friday, February 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm until Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm

"Texas Clarinet Colloquium"

Texas A & M University, Commerce

Dr Mary Alice Druhan, Director

              I am really excited to announce the 2012 Texas Clarinet Colloquium which will again be held on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus. The dates for this year's event are February 17 & 18, 2012. This event is FREE and open to the public!!!

             We will be hosting the c
lasses, lectures, and exhibits in the Sam Rayburn Student Center. This is the facility that hosted the 2010 Northeast Texas Clarinet Day. The exhibitors will be situated in a walk-through area just outside of the classrooms and rehearsal rooms on the second floor (Saturday only 9:00-4:00).

             As we did for the 2011 Texas Clarinet Colloquium, our recitals and concerts will once again take place in the beautiful new Music Building at the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.
[Our Student Center is located just Southeast of the Music Building. The travel time is about a 3 minute walk.]

            I am thrilled to announce that our Guest Artists for the event include Michael Webster, Mitchell Estrin, Howard Klug, Michael Lowenstern, Paula Corley, and many artists from around Texas. I will be launching the new website in the next two weeks so that you will be able to see all of the exciting events we have planned.

          Here is a tentative short list:

“Clarinet Doctor Problem Solving Class” presented by Howard Klug
“Performance Masterclass” presented by Mitchell Estrin
“Bass Clarinet Masterclass” presented by Michael Lowenstern
“Orchestral Audition Masterclass” presented by Michael Webster
“High School Masterclass” presented by Paula Corley
“Auditioning for College” presented by Mitchell Estrin
“The Clarinet Mouthpiece” presented by Nathan Beaty

...and many, many more! Plus the high school solo competition, the TCC Clarinet Choir, and warm-up & technique sessions for all levels.

           We will host a TCC Opening Recital with reception once again as well as several guest artist recitals on Saturday.

           Please visit the photo album from the 2011 Texas Clarinet Colloquium.
Our photographer was able to capture so many beautiful moments for us. I hope you enjoy!
Please know that this album is in public viewing. Do not tag your name unless you want to be recognized!

          We hope that you are once again able to join us for the TCC. Please bring your friends, your students, your teachers, and your parents. All of our events are open to the public. For information on how to perform for a class or competition, please visit the website over the next few weeks as I continue to update the information.

          I am so thankful that the music industry has given to the TCC to help us provide this service.

         Once again, Jennifer Daffinee will be helping to coordinate this event. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.

Warmest regards,
Dr. Mary Alice Druhan
Associate Professor of Clarinet
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Founder & Director of the Texas Clarinet Colloquium
Artist/Clinician for Buffet-Crampon USA

"Texas Clarinet Colloquium"
Music Department
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429



17 - 21 February 2012

PIORNAL, Cáceres (España)

I Curso Internacional de Clarinete

Descargue aquí el PDF con toda la información del Curso.


  • Antonio Saiote
  • Alfonso Pineda
  • Alejandro Parejo
  • Carlos Alves
  • Antonio Parejo
  • Juan Ferrer


Saturday, February 18, 2012; 12:00pm - 5:30pm

22nd Annual UCF Clarinet Day - Dr Keith Koons, Director

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

Eric Mandat - Guest Artist - Renowned Performer and Pedagogue of Contemporary Music Techniques; Professor of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Visit Eric Mandat’s website for a complete biography.

Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium(116)
Cost: $25.00, Free with UCF ID

The UCF Music Department is proud to announce the Twenty-second Annual UCF Clarinet Day. This will be a day of clarinet activities designed for high school and community college clarinet players, including performances, workshop, and a mass clarinet choir reading session. Registration will begin at 12:00 noon in the lobby of the Rehearsal Hall on the UCF campus, and events will run from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. The cost is $25; free parking is available. Bring your clarinet to play in the clarinet choir!

Our guest artist this year will be Eric Mandat, the noted contemporary clarinet artist and composer. Audiences around the world are attracted to his imaginative compositions, and his ability to create new sounds with the clarinet.

Eric P. Mandat

Clarinetist and composer Eric Mandat is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary clarinet music. The Chicago Reader states, "Mandat is exploring new worlds with a unique combination of virtuosity and a creative use of multiphonics...he uses them to create highly personal and expressive compositions that...are loaded with musical meaning." The Village Voice notes the "suave physicality of his presence as a performer, and finds his style to be “riveting.” Mandat tours world-wide as a soloist and chamber musician, presenting lectures and recitals featuring new American clarinet music as well as traditional repertoire. He has premiered his works at international conferences in Chicago, Stockholm, Tokyo, Vancouver, and Porto, and has appeared as soloist with the Latvian National Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. Mandat is a member of the Chicago Symphony's MusicNOW ensemble, which recently performed works by Elliott Carter and Bruno Mantovani under the direction of Maestro Pierre Boulez. He also performs with The Transatlantic Trio, which has concertized in the United States and Europe. Of the group’s recording of trios by Brahms and d'Indy, Fanfare states they "easily rank with the best available recording. Highly recommended!"

More Information

Keith Koons


20 - 24 February 2012

2nd Peruvian Clarinet Festival

Lima, Peru

Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker Solo Klarinettist Wenzel Fuchs (WKA Artist VIP) to give Master Classes during this Workshop and below

Serie Wenzel Fuchs
In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Soloklarinettisten der Berliner Philharmoniker Wenzel Fuchs hat sich auf Basis der Bahn Carina B ein ausgesprochen klangintensives und richtungsweisendes Mundstück entwickelt. Alle Wenzel Fuchs Mundstücke werden ausschließlich auf starken Kautschukmundstücken mit etwas breiterer Auflage und für eine sehr saubere Tongebung mit bearbeiteter Innenkammer geliefert.
Abgestimmt auf Blätter der Marke Peter Leuthner professionell oder 5+.
Erhältlich in den Bahnen:
  • Wenzel Fuchs
  • Wenzel Fuchs Solist 
  • Wenzel Fuchs forte
Alle Bahnen wahlweise für weite österreichische, deutsche und böhm Klarinettenbohrung.

Master Class and Demonstration audition of NICK Mouthpieces from Austria Wednesday, February 22, 3 - 5 pm  - Wenzel Fuchs   Principal Clarinet, Berlin Philharmonic at Manhattan School of Music - Mikowsky Recital Hall




February 23–24, 2012

At Carnegie Hall as the Orchestra Performs on Tour

  • Berliner Philharmoniker
    Master Classes:
    Mastering Orchestral Repertoire

    For Woodwind and Brass Players (US applicants only)

     Members of the woodwind and brass sections of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic lead two days of master classes focusing on orchestral repertoire.


  • Application Info 

    Participant Application Form 

    Credit Card Payment Form 

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2011


    There is no tuition for this workshop, and Carnegie Hall provides shared housing and travel reimbursement. Participants must be available for the duration of the workshop, including evenings, and are expected to attend all workshop sessions. Carnegie Hall will reimburse up to $300 for domestic travel and $650 for international travel.

  • Auditing

    Auditor Application Form 

    Some of the workshop days will be open to auditors. Auditors will receive one complimentary ticket to each of the workshop’s public events. The workshop schedule will be sent to auditors upon receipt of your registration form. The fee for auditing is $30 per day, and sessions are limited to 20 people. For more information, please e-mail or call 212-903-9733.


23 - 25 February 2012

Oostend, Belgium

Welkom op de website van de Klarinetstage!

Vanaf nu kun je opnieuw inschrijven voor de klarinetstage die doorgaat van donderdag 23 tot en met zaterdag 25 februari 2012.

De Klarinetstage is een organisatie van Claribel Clarinet Choir en Conservatorium aan Zee, Oostende.

Klik hier voor de foto's van vorige jaren
  Guido's Klarinetstage vindt plaats in

Vakantiecentrum Ter Helme
Kinderlaan 49-51
8670 Oostduinkerke

Google maps



25 February 2012

Clarinet Masterclass with Yehuda Gilad

  • California State University, Northridge - Nordhoff Hall 107, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
  •               In addition to his position at the USC Thornton School, Mr. Gilad is a master teacher at the Colburn School of the Performing Arts and is regularly invited to present master classes and performances at music conservatories and festivals worldwide. An accomplished, Mr. Gilad has performed with the Marlboro Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, San Francisco Chamber Music Festival and the Israel Philharmonic. He has collaborated as a performer and conductor with many of today’s most prominent artists including Gil Shaham, Jeffery Kahane, Sara Chang, Joseph Kalichstein, Vladimir Feltsman and David Jolley.

                 Hailed as one of today’s most dynamic and charismatic conductors, Mr. Gilad served as conductor and music director of the Colonial Symphony of New Jersey from 1988 until 2003. Under his leadership, the orchestra became the only one in the area to receive an NEA grant for seven consecutive years, and was also recognized by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for its artistry and programming merits.

                Mr. Gilad’s guest conducting appearances have brought him critical acclaim in both the United States and Europe, where he has conducted throughout Spain, Sweden, Germany and France. In 1987 he became the first Israeli-born conductor to perform in China and has since conducted numerous engagements in Beijing and Shanghai. In addition to his guest conducting engagements, Mr. Gilad serves as music director of the Colburn Orchestra, Herbert Zipper Orchestra of Los Angeles, the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra and the 20th Century Unlimited concert series in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From 1982 until 1988 Mr. Gilad was music director of the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra.

               Mr. Gilad has also had an instrumental role in the founding and forming of several notable chamber ensembles and festivals. From 1982–1993 he directed the Malibu Strawberry Creek Music Festival, and he also founded the Yoav Chamber Ensemble, which performed at the Merkin and Carnegie Recital Halls.

               For his contribution to music Mr. Gilad has earned numerous accolades including Distinguished Teacher Award from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, Teacher of the Year Award from the Colburn School, the Israel-America Cultural Foundation Scholarship and the Robert Simon Award in Music.


4 - 5 March 2012


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Hulsey Recital Hall

950 Thirteenth Street S
Birmingham, AL
Cost: Fee for participants only
A retreat for clarinetists of all ages. The weekend features recitals, rehearsals and master classes with clinicians as well as a final concert. All recitals and the concert are free and open to the public. For information or to register, contact retreat coordinator and UAB associate professor of clarinet Denise Gainey, D.M.A., at or call 205-975-0558. Phone:205-975-0558

March 3, 2012

Harold Wright Memorial Clarinet Merit Award Competition

Boston, Massachussetts


The Boston Woodwind Society

announces its annual Harold Wright Memorial Clarinet Merit Award Competition, which will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2012 starting at 2:00 PM.

To register go to

The competition honors the memory and artistry of former Boston Symphony Orchestra principal clarinetist Harold Wright.

 Recipients of this award will receive a prize of one thousand dollars ($1,000) and will perform in a concert later in the month as a member of the BWS Merit Award Quartet, which will be made up of four of our award recipients. The concert will feature the world premiere of a new work by American composer Andrew List, which has been commissioned by the Boston Woodwind Society expressly for this occasion.

 Registrations end on March 1 or as soon as all audition times have been filled.

 BWS Merit Award Competitions are open to all instrumentalists of age 18 to 30 regardless of race, creed, or gender. Contestants are required to play a solo piece of their choice and must provide a piano accompanist. No unaccompanied works will be considered.

 Auditions are held in Room 165 at Boston University School of Music, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.


3 - 12 March 2012

Paris, France

Artistic Project

The Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition is the result of wanting to honor the memory of one of the greatest French clarinetists of his generation by creating a competition named after him. Created by Aude Richard-Camus, clarinet professor of the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional de Rouen (CRR of Rouen) and artistic director of the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition, the first competition will be celebrated in March 2012 in Rouen, France.

For a week in March 2012, the city of Rouen will become a place of musical effervescence, unforgettable musical sharing and numerous encounters with outstanding musicians. Two institutions known for their cultural richness : the CRR of Rouen, directed by Claire Paris Messler, and the Théâtre des Arts, directed by Frederic Roels, will become the hosts for the 70 candidates preselected from the first taped audition, the members of the jury and the audience for all the rounds, the concerts and all the musical encounters.

The goal of this event focuses on three levels: international, professional and educational.


The city of Rouen and its Conservatory are emblematic of Jacques Lancelot's life.

Lancelot was born in Rouen and worked as a professor of the CRR of Rouen for 42 years. Nevertheless in spite of his strong local roots, his musical stature and prestige largely surpassed French boundaries. Japan, in particular, is the home country of many professional and amateur clarinetists who are former students of Jacques Lancelot. This is the reason why both countries, Japan and France, have decided to join to organize this competition, which will take place every two years, alternating the country that hosts the competition between France, where the first (2012) will be celebrated, and Japan, who will host the second in 2014. The partnership and collaboration between these two countries to organize this competition is, to us, a unique example and also the signature trait of this competition, which will be characterized by a strong international component, and which welcomes candidates of all nationalities.


An international music competition always sets the spotlight on young talents and the accomplishment of winning a competition is always a great calling card for a young musician as well as being very helpful in gaining recognition, but we want to even further to help the winner of the first prize of the competition by offering him or her a two-year contract for a tour of concerts and recitals throughout France and other countries.

On the week after the final round of the competition, the winner of the first prize will perform as a soloist, accompanied by the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen/Haute Normandie, the Jean Françaix Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, composed for and dedicated to Jacques Lancelot.  In project : the winner would also be able to participate in concerts during the 2012-2013 season with the Orchestre de Besançon/Franche-Comté, directed by Jean-Francois Verdier. Besides this, many other concerts in France, Japan, United States and Costa Rica are being organized, which means that it is really the beginning of a career as a soloist that is being offered to the winner of the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition.


The Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition has been conceived as an event of exchange, sharing, emotion and motivation for its participants, but also for the students of the Conservatory of Rouen and for all interested people.

This is why all of the preliminary phases of the competition and even its final will be open to the public. The preliminary phases of the competition, even the semi-final, will take place in the Conservatory of Rouen and will be accessible to the public by buying a ticket valid for the whole week. The final round of the competition will take place in the Théâtre des Arts de Rouen with the participation of the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen/Haute Normandie and will be part of their musical season.

In addition, we wanted to go even further to share the benefits of this event by taking into consideration the special opportunities possible due to the visit of the international soloists who will make up the jury. Their presence in Rouen will provide us the opportunity to enjoy two events : a gala concert and master classes.

The gala concert will take place before the week of the competition at the Conservatory of Rouen and will be an exceptional musical event because it will bring together some of today's best clarinetists. But this is not all; the gala concert will also feature the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Rouen, conducted by Claude Brendel, which will give the students of the Conservatory who comprise this orchestra the remarkable chance to share and play with such renowned artists.

Concerning the master classes, there will be four two-hour sessions at the Conservatory of Rouen during the week of the competition. Such classes will be open to public and the participants will be recruited nationally in France, giving the possibility to every clarinet student in France of becoming an active participant in such a privileged moment of exchange.

The Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition, as the important musical event it will be, will fit perfectly and naturally in the great musical and clarinetistic tradition of our country, where it will become a great musical calling card. In fact, the French clarinet school, of which Jacques Lancelot is an important member, is known and recognized worldwide. Such tradition of excellence is represented, for example, in the great international clarinet competitions won by our compatriots and also manifests itself in the strong interest that students worldwide have in our conservatories. The CRR of Rouen itself, directed by Claire Paris Messler, is also a regular host for clarinet students who come from all over the world, specifically countries such as China, Japan and Costa Rica. The participation of our institutions (the CRR of Rouen and the Théâtre des Arts) by hosting the rounds of this competition is evidence of their enthusiasm for the development of music locally as well as internationally.

 Gilles Camus
President of the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition Association
Monday,  Mar 12 - 8:30PM 
Thomas Piercy, clarinet, bass clarinet, hichiriki;  Sabina Torosjan, violin;  Emily Brausa, cello;  Claudine Hickman, piano
Classical At The Cornelia: Gotham Works! image
Classical At The Cornelia Presents...Gotham Works featuring Gotham Ensemble

Program: Four works, including two World Premiers, written for Gotham:

*Recurve (World Premier): David Wolfson, *Yuu (World Premier): Yohei Kurihara, *Secret Nights: Gilbert Galindo, *Predisomnia: Jonathan Pieslak

Other works by composers closely associated with Gotham Ensemble:

Episodes for Four Players: Ned Rorem, Peace Out, My Brother: Donal Fox, Your Kindness: Jun Nagao

* Written for Gotham

$20.00 includes a drink

14 March 2012

Rocco Parisi, Bass Clarinet Soloist

Vancouver, Washington USA


16 - 19 March, 2012



Festival de Clarinete y Saxofón de Medellín

Segundo Concurso Nacional de Clarinete Gabriel Uribe García - In Memoriam

Marzo 16 al 19 de 2012 - Universidad EAFIT

La Universidad EAFIT orgullosamente presenta ClariSax Medellín 2012, el cual es un evento anual académico y artístico sin ánimo de lucro que congrega a quienes utilizan el clarinete y el saxofón como medio de expresión musical. Tuvo su origen en el Día del Clarinete que se celebró en junio de 2008 y surge como un desarrollo natural de ClarinEAFIT, festival de clarinete que se celebró con éxito en 2009 y 2011. Desde sus inicios, el propósito de esta actividad ha sido contribuir a la unidad del gremio musical, la actualización y divulgación del conocimiento, al estímulo del talento nacional y al mejoramiento de la formación académica de todas las personas que practican estos instrumentos en Colombia.

Javier Asdrúbal Vinasco -Director Artístico
Andrés Posada - Jefe Departamento de Música
Jorge Gaviria y Jose Antonio García - Integrantes del comité organizador


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20 March 2012

University Bellas Artes, Colombia

mission for music

Frankfurt, Germany

21 - 29 March 2012

Houston, Texas USA

Houston Clarinet Ensemble Texas Tour

Richard Nunemaker, Director


22 March 2012



MARCH 22 - APRIL 1 2012

Belgrade, Serbia


2013 - Solo voice

International Jeunesses Musicales Competition
Terazije 26/II, 11000 Belgrade

Tel: +381-11-2686-380
Fax: +381-11-3610-596

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MARCH 22 - APRIL 1 2012


  1. The Competition is open to clarinetists of any nationality who are under age of 30 on March 20th 2012.
  2. Candidates should provide the following items:
    1. a duly completed application form or on-line registration
    2. a brief Curriculum Vitae
    3. copies of documents testifying candidates musical education and copies of prizes/diplomas
    4. references from their present or previous professors (original)
    5. one recent glossy photograph - postcard size (9x13) which will be reproduced in the Competition booklet. Alternatively candidates may send a photo by e-mail (300 or more dpi).

    All documents should be sent till December 31, 2011 to the following address:
    International Jeunesses Musicales Competition
    11000 Belgrade
    Terazije 26

  3. All applicants will be informed of their acceptance or rejection not later then February, 2012. Accepted candidates who are unable to take part in the Competition must notify the organizer immediately.
  4. Candidates should pay an entrance fee of €100 till January 31, 2012 at the latest in to the following bank account

    AGRIFRPP Credit Agricole Paris
    Acc. With Institution: 57A:
    Beneficiary: 59:
    IBAN RS35 3300 4705 0087 3953 67
    Republic of Serbia

    Payment must be made exclusively in Euros. Any wiring fees must be paid by the applicant.
    This application fee is not refundable.
  5. Each participant will be asked to show his/her identity papers before the Competition's opening.



  1. The Competition will be held in Belgrade from March 20 to March 31 2012.
    All tests will be public.
  2. All pieces included in the programme must be prepared in their entirety.
  3. The competitors should contact the Secretariat of the Competition on March 20 2012 by 5 p.m. at the latest.
  4. Competitors shall perform in order of appearance decided by lot. The draw will take place before the Competition's opening in the presence of the competitors and jury. The playing order of competitors will be adhered to in the first two stages. The order in the final stage might be changed due to the programme planning.
  5. Competitors who are not ready to perform when called upon to do so may be disqualified.
  6. Rights on any Competition performances, recordings or filming belong to International Jeunesses Musicales Competition and no fee is payable to any competitor on account of those performances, recordings or broadcastings of them.
  7. All participants must be available to representatives of media throughout the Competition.
  8. The Competition Board is entitled to cancel the Competition if there are less than 6 applications.
  9. All first prize-winners must come to receive their prizes in person, except in the event of illness, upon presentation of a medical certificate. Otherwise the money will be returned to the Competition Fund.
  10. At the end of each stage all the participants are required to be present when the results are announced.
  11. The Competition will cover the costs of full board and lodging for all candidates from second stage of the Competition until the last day of their active participation in the Competition.


Please, visit web site to check if you need a visa for Serbia.


  • The jury decides on the admission of competitors to the second and the third (final) stages as well as on the award of the prizes.
  • Decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to questions, revisions or appeal.
  • Jury members will not make contact with competitors while such competitor is continuing to compete.
  • No more than 16 competitors with the highest scores obtained in the first stage will be admitted to the second stage.
  • No more than 6 competitors with the highest scores obtained in the second stage will be admitted to the third (final) stage.
  • The names of competitors admitted to the second and the third stages will be announced during the morning following the end of the test. The names will be given in order of appearances. The scores will not be made public.
  • The 3 competitors with the highest scores obtained in the final stage will receive the first, second and the third prize, according to their respective number of points and diplomas accrediting prize-winner status.
  • Competitors who reach the final round will receive a diploma accrediting their participation in the final round.
  • All prizes are indivisible.
  • The jury may withhold one or more of the prizes, if it so decides.



Cash prizes, valuable gifts
Promotion through concerts and publicity by Jeunesses Musicales
Various special prizes


Selected by Prof. Ante Grgin Faculty of Music, Belgrade (Serbia) and Prof. Mate Bekavac, (Slovenia), University for Music and Drama, Wien (Austria)

First stage
Total playing time 15 min

  1. C.M.von Weber: Concertino op.26
  2. I.Stravinsky : Three pieces for Clarinet solo٭

Second stage
Total playing time 30 min

  1. J.Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor for Clarinet and String Quartet (I movement) to be performed with string quartet٭٭

Pieces with Piano accompaniment:

  1. C.Debussy: Première rhapsodie
  2. B.Brun: Four Miniatures (compulsory piece)
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  3. One of the following pieces for Clarinet solo, on candidates choice:
    D.Despić: 9 Dances, op.62
    P.Bergamo: Concerto a breviato
    A.Grgin: Capriccio No.1

Total playing time 30 min

  1. W.A.Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra A major, K.622٭٭
  2. O.Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps, Abime des oiseaux (III movement)

٭ = First and Second piece are for Clarinet in A. Third piece is for Clarinet in B.
٭٭ = This piece is for Clarinet in A
All pieces could be played from the scores except pieces under a (I stage), b (II stage) and a (III stage). The repeats should be played if the performance time may not exceed. The jury may interrupt the competitor who exceeds stipulated time.
No piece can be repeated during the Competition.
The score of the compulsory piece can be obtained from the Secretariat of the Competition.


26 March 2012

Houston, Texas

27 - 28 March 2012

de Leece, Italy


March 30th to April 4th 2012

The Academia Ibero-Americana Do Clarinete
Castelo de Paiva – Portugal

With -
António Saiote
Fernando Silveira
John Cipolla
Juan Ferrer
Marco Mazzini
Valdemar Rodriguez
Victor Pereira

As a school of arts, the Academia de Música de Castelo de Paiva – Portugal, developed over the years a number of initiatives that have, as a goal, not only to encourage students to the musical practice and to the enjoyment of art, but also to extend the school’s project to the national and international level.

Some of those initiatives have brought to Castelo de Paiva some of the greatest figures of the national and international art scene.

“Academia Ibero-Americana do Clarinete,” which had its first edition in 2011, is one of these reference projects. The initiative, involving teachers and students from countries of the Ibero-american space, like Portugal, Spain, Venezuela, Columbia and Costa Rica, was a notable success leading to the sharing of experiences and contributing to the developments of pedagogical processes that have enriched all participants at the event, artistically and technically. Born from the synergies among students and teachers of the Ibero-american cultural space, the AIAC continues the collaboration maintained between personalities who, through their art, enhance the knowledge-sharing and the exchange of experiences, making possible the implementation of these reference projects. 

It is intended that the second edition of the AIAC will build on and reinforce these goals and commitments. Teachers of recognized merit are the guarantee that it will be possible to achieve these desired goals.

Participants will be offered a space conducive to educational assignments. In addition to the individual work, all the participants will also be offered the opportunity to perform several concerts and attend (free of charge) all concerts and recitals incorporated into this event.

Who is this academy for?

Open to all clarinetists wishing to improve their musical skills in a privileged environment, the “Iberoamican Academy of Clarinet” offers a wide range of experiences, such as: Orchestra Repertoire, Mechanism and Warm up Techniques, Recital, Concerto, Contemporary Techniques, Chamber Music and Clarinet Choir.


All the participants will have access, without any extra charge, to the following options:
- Tickets to the ACADEMIA IBERO-AMERICANA’s concerts and recitals;
- Expositions of instruments and other musical materials
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There are two modalities of participation: performer and listener. The costs of participation are:
            - Performer : 120euros          - Listener: 50euros

Registration: (get the form here)

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- check endorsed to Academia de Música de Castelo de Paiva
- bank transfer
 NIB: 003502250002271873036 
 IBAN: PT50003502250002271873036

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Rua Emídio Navarro, 102
4550-126 Castelo de Paiva PORTUGAL


31 March 2012

Troy University Clarinet Day - Dr Timothy Phillips, Director

Troy, Alabama



31 March 2012

Pella, Iowa
For just one day...

some of the finest clarinetists in the country will come to perform, teach, and meet with musicians right here in Iowa. This is the perfect chance to hear some beautiful music, improve your playing, and get to know clarinetists from all over the region.

What goes on?

There will be masterclasses on how to improve your solo and ensemble performance, concerts by regionally- and nationally-known clarinetists, and a final performance by esteemed clarinetists Robert Spring and Jana Starling. There will also be vendors including Vandoren and Buffet Group USA featuring their equipment for you to try out. Lots of exciting things for clarinetists of any level! Be sure to
register now for this exciting day! And don't forget to get your shirt. All events will take place at Central College in Pella.
Need directions?


Robert Spring
Robert Spring
Arizona State University
Jana Starling
Jana Starling
University of Western Ontario

Cynthia Doggett Amanda McCandless
Maurita Mead Gregory Oakes
Clarence Padilla Daniel Sheridan

31 March 2012

Caracas, Venezuela

31 March - 1 April 2012

VillaFrati, Italy


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