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Winter (January - March) 2010 Newsletter




Clarinetopia - SUNY Stony Brook - 12 -15 June 2010

35th Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium - 17 - 19 June 2010

Raasay Bass Clarinet Conference - Scotland - 12 -16 April 2010

ClarinetFest - Austin, Texas - 21 -25 July 2010

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival - 23 -24 April 2010

Bel Canto Institute - Florence, Italy - 28 June - 24 July 2010

2nd International Clarinet Competition - Slovenia - 8 - 11 April 2010

Bowling Green State University Clarinet Conference, Ohio 20 March 2010

Ohio Clarinet Gala - 18 April 2010

Claremont Clarinet Workshop, California - June 2010

AAC Clarinette Festival and Exposition - 6 - 7 February 2010 - Aquitaine, France

Indiana University Clarinet Workshop - 11 - 15 June 2010

Belgian Clarinet Academy - 4 - 9 July 2010

Domaine Forget Music Festival - with Clarinet - 13 - 26 July 2010

US Army Band Competition - Feb - Apr 2010

Maryland Clarinet Seminar - Towson University - 10 April 2010

Winter Course with Josef Balogh- Budapest - January 2010

Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy - 2 - 7 August 2010

Boston Woodwind Society Harold Wright Merit Awards - 11 April 2010

International Woodwind Festival - Pella, Iowa - 20 -27 June 2010

Xativa Music Festival - Spain - 4 - 10 July 2010

International Master Classes - Ostrava University - Czech Republic - 22 - 29 Aug 2010

Troy University Clarinet Day - 27 March 2010

NY Philharmonic US Premiere of Magnus Lindberg Clarinet Concerto with Karri Kriikku at Carnegie Hall - 13 February 2010

NE Illinois Single Reed Day with Larry Guy - 23 February 2010

MidWest ClariFest - University of Nebraska - 16 April 2010

Southeast Missouri University Single Reed Day - 13 February 2010

American Chamber Ensemble concerts with Stanley Drucker - 27 March and 11 April 2010

Hanover Wind Sym with Drucker as Soloist - 21 March 2010

Louisiana State University Clarinet Masters Day - 13 March 2010

Drucker Residency - Wright State University - 25 - 27 May 2010

Clarinet & Klezmer in the Galillee - Safed, Israel - 2 - 9 2010

Aria Music Festival - 2nd Session with Clarinet - 6 - 15 July 2010

University of Michigan Clarinet Institute - 4 - 17 July 2010

East Kentucky Clarinet Festival - 20 March 2010




Raphael Severe Prodigal 15 Year Old Clarinetist

« Classical Music Awards 2010 ». Make possible this victory dedicated to all young people, let us vote for Raphaël Sévère !

It is the first time that such a celebration is nominating a young clarinet player aged of 15 years in the category « Instrumental soloist discovery ».  Through Raphaël Sevère’s talent, one of the greatest musical event pays homage to the clarinet, its repertoire and its future.

From December 22th to January 30th, everybody can vote for one of the three artists nominated.

Dear friends, clarinetists, musicians, music fans, for this victory to be that of the clarinet and of all the youths


Saturday, January 16, 2009

Annual Clarinet Symposium at Wright State University
An International Clarinet Festival for Clarinet Enthusiasts
Sanctioned by the International Clarinet Association (ICA)


When: Saturday, January 16, 2010 all day, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
with a Formal Recital at 8:00 pm in Schuster Hall
Where: WSU Creative Arts Center-Music Wing
Who: Anyone interested in the clarinet-all ages-all abilities-all fun!
What: A day of activities focused on our instrument

: $25 per person, this includes one Artist Series Ticket for the evening concert at 8:00 pm, extra tickets are also available.

Need More Information? Call Dr. Randall Paul at 937-775-2508

There will be vendors displaying and selling instruments, accessories,music, recordings, teaching materials, mouthpieces, reeds, and reed making supplies.

Do you know what a basset horn is? Have you ever heard a
D Clarinet? Well, you need to come and find out.
When you leave you will be an expert!

Vendors Include:

Muncy Winds
BG Woodwind Products
Miller Marketing
Fox Corporation
Prairie Dawg Press
Crystal Records
Manerino's Music
Stephen Fox Handmade Clarinets
McCutcheon Music
Absolute Music
Orsi & Weir Clarinets
Selmer Corporation
Yamaha Corporation
Buffet Corporation
Rico Products
Vandoren Products
Scott Winkler Woodwind Specialties

The International Clarinet Association (ICA)
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS)

There will be performances by famous teachers and performers, master classes for high school and college students, round table discussions and presentations on cool topics like the clarinet history,, what it was like to study with Robert Marcellus, and overcoming performance anxiety by Daniel Paprocki!

Join the International Clarinet Society!
This is our society, and there will be brochures here for you to join--students get a special rate! Go ICA!


8:30 Check-in [Creative Arts Center Commons Atrium Area]

8:45 Welcome Remarks and Opening Mini-Concert:[RH]
9:15 Master Class/Lecture with Mr. Anderson [SH]
10:00  Guest Lecture TBA[RH]
10:45 “Overcoming Performance Anxiety” Dr. Paprocki
11:15  Master Class/Lecture with Mr. Anderson [SH]

Noon  Lunch Break-(some food available in the CAC and SU)

1:00   “Round Table Discussion - Artist Q&A”- All Welcome[BR]
2:00 Guest Artists Potpouri Recital: Vore/Paprocki/Curlette [SH]
3:00 Guest Speaker/Recital, “Clarinet History”  [BR]
4:00 Clarinet Choir Joint Concert-WSU and Bellbrook HS [SH]  
5:00 Closing Remarks-Dinner Break

8:00  Formal Recital with Guest Artists Carl Anderson, clarinet and Benjamin Coelho, bassoon and Carlos Coelho, oboe [SH] (admission charge)

SH-Schuster Hall; Creative Arts Center CAC
RH-Recital Hall; Creative Arts Center CAC
BR-Band Room; Creative Arts Center CAC
SU Student Union


Mr. Carl H. C. Anderson


Mr. Anderson is a native of Williston, North Dakota.  While in high school he was selected to attend the High School Institute of Music at Northwestern University where he studied clarinet with Domenic DeCaprio.  Mr. Anderson attended Louisiana State University where he earned that institution’s first Bachelor of Music in Woodwinds degree with a performance major in clarinet.  He also earned his Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University.  While at LSU, Mr. Anderson was a student of Paul D. Dirksmeyer.  Mr. Anderson has also studied with George Waln at the Teachers’ Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory and with Robert Marcellus at Northwestern University

Mr. was Professor of Clarinet at Jacksonville (AL) State University for 33 years and retired in 1996.  He was awarded Professor Emeritus status in 1997.  He is a frequent clinician, adjudicator and soloist throughout the Southeast.  He has been a featured soloist at several Southeastern Regional Conferences of the International Clarinet Association and was a featured performer at the 1998 “Clarfest” at The Ohio State University.  He has also performed at the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors conferences.

Mr. Anderson is a leading figure in the clarinet choir movement in the Southeast.  He founded the Clarinet Choir at Jacksonville State University in 1965  and has written over 30 arrangements for this group, five of which are published by Shawnee Press and G. Schirmer.  His arrangement of the Myslivicek “Harmonie” was featured by The Ohio State University Clarinet Choir at the 1988 International Clarinet Conference and two of his arrangements were performed at the 1992 International Clarinet Conference by the Ohio All-Star high School Clarinet Choir.

Mr. Anderson is the recipient of several awards and honors including the ORPHEUS AWARD from Phi Mu Alpha, the DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD from the American Biographical Institute and FACULTY RESEARCH AWARDS in 1988, 1989, 1991 and 1993 from Jacksonville State University.

Mr. Anderson is currently the principal clarinetist of the Gadsden (AL) Symphony Orchestra, the Seven Hill Opera Company, the Chamber Players of the South and the Cheaha Chamber Players.  He is also the staff clarinetist with the Vermont Music and Arts Center.

Other Performers to Include:

Dr. William Curlette, Cedarville University
Ms. Wallis Vore, Dayton Philharmonic
Dr. Daniel A. Paprocki, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Steven Aldredge, Wright State University
Dr. Randall S. Paul, Wright State University
Dr. Kimberly Warrick, Wright State University

Need Directions to WSU?

Click on the link below and you will find
directions to WSU and Hotel Information.

Our address is: (for you GPS users)

Music Department-Creative Arts Center (CAC)
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435

Park Free in Lot 13 for easy access to the
Creative Arts Center.


> Wright State University Department of Music > Wright State University Home Page


Winter Weekend Course
József Balogh, clarinet
Tibor Botos, guitar

Budapest 2010.


Term 1. will be 22-24, January 2010.

Term 2. will be 29-31, January 2010.

Next courses will be in February and March.


Special course on clarinet and guitar with special Hungarian feelings.
We offer stimulating, high standard instructions in clarinet and guitar playing and events in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Clarinetist Jozsef Balogh and guitarist Tibor Botos invite you to experience the chance of a lifetime, come and study in one of Europe’s most beautiful capital and work towards a top level qualification to your career future, and to your differing needs.
1.    Day , Friday

Arriving (proposed time until 12 a.m)
Lunch in a special Hungarian restaurant
Course – from 2 p.m. until 5. p.m.
Evening programme: Dinner - Tasting Hungarian Culinary and Wine accompaniing music played by Jozsef Balogh

2.    Day, Saturday

9 a.m  Visiting Hungarian music places, for example Opera House,
Bartok Museum,  Liszt Museum,  Kodaly Memorial Museum with sight-seeing.
Course - from 2 p.m. until 5. p.m.
Evening programme: Going to a concert

3.    Day, Sunday

9. a.m. Course with Lunch Concert
After lunch and concert free programme on your choice or departure

Experience one of Europe's most fascinating cultures, The course will give you the opportunity to experience the culture of Hungary, traditional Hungarian music and participate in clarinet or guitar course. Spend some days in Budapest walking around in the city, develop your skills in clarinet and guitar playing. Get some insight into Hungarian culture and cuisine.




January 23, 2010

Clarinet Cornucopia is a festival for clarinetists who enjoy playing and learning about their favorite instrument and its extended world. Founded in 2002, Clarinet Cornucopia focuses on a different theme each year. This year's theme is Finnish Modern. Information and photographs from past Clarinet Cornucopias can be found at Gregory Barrett's website.  All events take place in the Music Building on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.


Clarinet Cornucopia Choir
All participants are invited to join the Clarinet Cornucopia Choir, which has become a popular tradition. Conductor Patrick Sheehan returns to lead rehearsals throughout the day and to conduct the group’s 8 p.m. concert. One large piece, Vento by Jukka Tiensuu, will be on the concert. It is for a clarinet choir of full instrumentation (except no E-flat sopranino clarinet). Assigned parts will be sent to you in advance as a pdf via email. Please let us know your preference for B-flat, basset horn, alto, bass, E-flat contra, or B-flat contra. Note your instrument on the registration form.


Mikko Raasakka, from Helsinki, Finland, performs a recital of modern Finnish clarinet music. Joining him is clarinetist Gregory Barrett, Associate Professor at NIU.

Concert: The Clarinet Cornucopia Choir, along with additional clarinet ensembles, will perform at 8 p.m.

Guest Ensembles: If your ensemble would like to be considered for performance at the 8 p.m. concert, contact Dr. Barrett by December 1.

Clarinet Duets – A COMPETITION!
Clarinet duos are invited to compete and perform. To compete, you must perform two selections:

  1. A work composed by Christopher Renk. This 5 – 6 minute piece will be available in a pdf format and will be emailed at participants’ request starting November 16, 2009.
  2. Any movement from a clarinet duet by Finnish composer Bernhard Crusell. There are several editions of his three duos available.

Groups may enter in one of two categories, High School Age and Open (college-age and adult). There is an entry fee of $5 for each person in the duo. Winners receive a trophy and/or prize. The deadline to enter the competition is December 20, 2009.

Prizes have been donated by Rico Reeds.

Master Classes
Gain new insights into the art of the clarinet with Mikko Raasakka and Gregory Barrett. If you would like to perform in Dr. Barrett’s master class, send a CD, mp3 file, or cassette tape of you playing the repertoire you would like to play in the class. Send to Dr. Barrett by December 1.

Clarinet Reeds: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know, a talk by Mike Zucek, Rico Reeds.

Beginning at 10 a.m., clarinet vendors will be on hand to answer questions and sell clarinet equipment and music.

Box lunches with a choice of turkey or cheese sandwich, piece of fruit, cookie, chips, and bottle of water will be available for $8. Indicate your sandwich preference and the number of lunches you want to order on the registration form. A list of restaurants will be available at the registration table for those who prefer to make other plans.

A list of restaurants will be available at the registration table for those who prefer to make other plans.


Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of January 22 and 23 for participants at the Holmes Student Center Guest Rooms on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The rooms cost about $65 (not including tax) for a single or double and may be reserved by calling (815) 753-1444 by January 15. Mention the name of the event to the desk clerk for this rate. For a list of other DeKalb and area hotels, call (815) 753-1450.

Registration: Print and complete the registration form and mail with your payment to: Office of External Programs, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. Your form must be accompanied by your payment. You may pay by check (payable to Northern Illinois University) or credit card. A campus map is available on our website.

Questions? Call (815) 753-1450 or e-mail


Early Bird Fees (must be postmarked by December 20)
$50 per person
$40 per person for groups of five or more who register at the same time (each person must complete a registration form)

After December 20 
$61 per person
$51 per person for groups of five or more who register at the same time (each person must complete a registration form)

Optional extras
$8 per box lunch
$5 per person for those competing in the Duet Competition

Note to people registering as a group: We need a completed registration form for each participant. Photocopy the form as needed for each person.  

Note to those registering for the Duet Competition: Each individual is expected to register for the day. Be sure to list the name of the duet and/or the other members on the form and add an additional $5 to the registration fee when you are registering as a member of a competing ensemble.































































Major Concerts: 27 March, and 11 April 2010











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