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Buffet Clarinet Ensemble Festival - October 2007

ClarinetFest Vancouver - July 2007

Brevard Entrupuenar Conference - July

Buffet Academy - August

Mexican Clarinete Cuartet

Rico Reed Seminar with Jessica Phillips

Morrie Backun and Mike Getzin at Backun fountain

David Campbell and Francois Bescond

New John Reeks Brahms Recording



    A new event announcement method is now implemented to assist WKA members in their pursual of events. In each quarterly

Newsletter segment, the events are posted in date order on those month pages only to avoid repeated postings and possible

confusion.  Newsletters are constantly updated like the Hot News Pages as events and news is variable and it is important to

be as up to date as possible.

Buffet Academy student Jenny MaClay with faculty members Laurie Bloom, Pascual Martinez Forteza, Francois Kloc, and Director Mitchell Estrin

WKA member Ali Khassaf, Solo Clarinetist in the Baghdad Symphony in Iraq


       Looking at the numerous Clarinet and Music Festivals throughout the world, clarinetists have opportunities like never before, and

WKA is active in making them known and supporting them.   In checking all the News Pages and Link Pages, especially the Music Festivals

and Competitions, the picture is clear in how students and professionals alike can focus on the priorities of self-development and means to

meet and re-meet colleagues, teachers, and peers who have moved up the clarinet ladder to professional and teaching success.  As mentioned

many times before, keeping in touch with the profession through Festivals and Workshops cannot be emphasized enough in importance.

Many Festivals posted such as Orchestral Training Festivals, Chamber Music Festivals have incredible opportunities to advance professional goals.

Articles recently showcased Military Band organizations, which represent some of the best musicians in the USA, and periodically offer openings

and opportunities for interested players looking to have a professional chance. Many of these players are recent college graduates who have

here the opportunity to play and advance further their training and even pay off their past college bills and loans.   Anyone in this category should

look at the Military Band sites on the Performing Organization List Page for information and vacancies.

         All WKA members are encouraged to contact us about important events, premieres, workshops and points of interest to share with their clarinet

friends who constantly check in for new information.  There is no other website with as much incoming information and open-source response supporting

all music and clarinet organizations.  WKA has reached a large following from all over the world as it reaches out to many in areas where the Internet

may be the only way to connect to the world, such as Iraq.   Everyone is invited to be a major part of this endeavor.



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For those of you who have never had the opportunity to visit Vancouver,

British Columbia, it is easy to envision what makes it an exciting place.

The mountains, the ocean, the wonderful weather, some of the freshest

sushi you will find anywhere—what more could you ask for? Well, if you are

a clarinet aficionado, it is the added bonus of ClarinetFest® 2007!

This year’s conference will take place on July 4-8 on the campus of the University

of British Columbia. Co-sponsored by the UBC School of Music, ClarinetFest® 2007

will be presented in the world-renowned Chan Center for the Performing Arts. The

spectacular UBC campus is a ‘must-see’ for any visitor to Vancouver—where snow-capped

mountains meet the ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner.

The event will undoubtedly be a fascinating five days. Every facet of clarinet performance

is being represented, from the most traditional to the most avant-garde; a renowned

group of teachers/performers is giving master classes; lectures and research papers are

being presented; and then, of course—the equipment shopping!

If you are interested in sight-seeing while in Vancouver, there are myriads of exciting options.

The BC Ferries can take you to Vancouver Island and the small islands in between (the Gulf

Islands), or you can drive up the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler (the site of the 2010

Olympic skiing events and a wonderful village unto itself). And of course, whale-watching

expeditions are always highlights! For more information on how you may spend your free

time while in Vancouver, please visit Tourism Vancouver’s website.

We are delighted to welcome you to Canada and to Vancouver, one of its most

beautiful cities!

Cris Inguanti and Wes Foster
Co-Artistic Directors



7 - 16 July 2007    -  Pre-Registration  31 May 2007

Ludmila Peterkova Clarinet Workshop  -    Prague, Czech Republic  

            As a student I participated in a number of master classes and
workshops in this country and abroad. I always profited greatly from these
courses, not only as an aspiring clarinet player, but also as a person;
I found it an important source of inspiration to get to know and to become
friends with musicians from other countries and cultures. Soon after
having accomplished my own studies I started receiving invitations to give
masterclasses in Japan, South Korea and in Prague and other places in
the Czech Republic.

            In 2005 I was staying with my family in the city of Nagoya in Japan.
I enjoyed my stay in Japan greatly, also because it brought about a lot of
opportunities to perform and teach.  It was then I realized it was time to start my own workshop for young clarinettists.

            We shall meet for the first time this summer in the town of
Domažlice. The music school management and the city representatives
have been most obliging during the preparations and I am happy the
workshop can take place in this small, but very pleasant, welcoming
historical town.

           Irina Kondratěnko and I are very much looking forward to meeting
you all and we are sure this will be a wonderful week for all of us.

              Why do I Open a New Clarinet Workshop?

7 July 2007 9 a.m.– 12 a.m. workshop for children (with company)
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. workshop for children (with company)
8 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. workshop for children (with company)
arrival of participants
7.30 p.m. Opening Concert of Ludmila Peterková a Irina Kondratěnko

9 July 2007 9 a.m. Opening Ceremony at the Music School
10 a.m. – 12 a.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. classes
10 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. classes
4 p.m. presentation of Buffet Crampon instruments
11 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. classes
classes + after lunch a trip with barbecue
12 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. classes
13 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. classes
14 July 2007 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. classes
7.30 p.m. Gala concert of participants
after concert dinner and Closing Ceremony
15 July 2007 departure of participants


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The Clarinet Summer School

Now celebrating its tenth year!

Saturday 21st – Friday 27th July 2007
Liverpool Hope University College, Everton Campus, Liverpool

Course tutors
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Andrew Roberts
Course Founder and Director
Fabio Di Casola
International soloist, professor of clarinet, Music Academy Zürich
Kevin Murphy
Head of Woodwind & Clarinet Professor Wells Cathedral School
Janet Crossley
Clarinet teacher and past student of The Clarinet Summer school
Caroline Wheeler
Clarinet teacher for Liverpool Music Support Service
Dr Christopher Mimnagh
Medical Advisor to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Chris will be on hand once again to help alleviate and, in some cases, suggest ways to prevent many of the problems that musicians at all levels can suffer.

" Musicians can be their own worst enemies, they love what they do, live life to the full, practise to achieve perfection, then wonder why the guarantee expires on their body parts. My advice is ‘give up now’! However, for those of you hell bent on the masochistic life of a clarinet slave, my practical alternative advice will be available during The Clarinet Summer School!"
Dr Christopher Mimnagh



The following is a list of the International Tutors who have worked on the course during the last ten years:

Andrew Roberts Course founder and Director
Leslie Craven Principal Clarinet Welsh National Opera
Michael Reid Principal Clarinet Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
Philippe Cuper Premier Soloist of the Paris Opera
Michael Whight Principal Clarinet Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicholas Cox Principal Clarinet Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Stene Principal Clarinet Norwegian Opera
Nicholas Carpenter Sub Principal Clarinet London Philharmonic Orchestra
Douglas Mitchell Sub Principal Clarinet Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Victoria Soames Samek Soloist & recording artist
[Image: Andy playing the contra with his daughters]Peter Fielding Principal Bass Clarinet Welsh National Opera
George Galway Renowned Jazz Musician
Nigel Hinson Recording artist
Ian Haystead Recording artist

The 2007 Clarinet Summer School will be celebrating 10 successful years and retains a fresh approach each year by considering different aspects of clarinet playing. The course provides excellent tuition in advanced clarinet playing from top European specialist teachers.

This year the emphasis will be on ensemble playing, from duo’s to full clarinet choir, with the chance to play on all of the clarinets including the contra bass!.


The Intermediate Course

Janet Crossley will be leading a two-day course for students of Grade 4-7 on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July 2007.

All students have the opportunity to play in ensembles and workshops which introduce some technique and performance related ideas. Students on the Intermediate Course are invited to attend the Tutors concert on the Monday evening free of charge.

During the course the students have a chance to hear some of the most popular pieces from the Associated Board list for the relevant Grades given by the tutors. A great opportunity to hear live performances of the set works, with advice on presentation and preparation for Grade Exams.

Students on the advanced course will be given the opportunity to try out their teaching skills. Several full-time teachers have found this to be just what they needed as a refresher

A draft timetable for the 2007 course will be available in February 2007. Students interested in attending may contact Andrew Roberts via this website to suggest the areas they would like to see covered on the course.


The Advanced course


The well established and successful structure of the course will cover all aspects of technique, including everything from forming an embouchure to style of performance through workshops, presentations and masterclasses.

One of the most successful parts of the course is the opportunity to listen to live and recorded performances by many and varied players to students develop their own keen ear and concept of style and tone. Students have brought some interesting recordings along for others to hear and found that there is a wealth of performers and styles still waiting to be discovered.



Andrew taking a Bass clarinet classScheduled time for private practising provides space to evaluate the new information that flows during the week, and to give further opportunities to create music together in ensemble groups.

This year the emphasis will be on encouraging quartets, trios and duos to play together regularly. Practice rooms are available in addition to the use of your private en-suite bedroom, this is one of the few courses to offer the luxury of single rooms with private facilities. Special diets can be catered for with advance notice.

Every effort will be made to give everyone on the course some one-to-one tuition.

Classes on the harmony clarinets, like the Bass, E-flat and Basset Horn, are included in small groups, broadening the appeal of the course to the tutors and students.



Communication skills are central to performance success. Experienced tutors and accompanists will be on hand to encourage players to develop these skills in an enjoyable and relaxed environment.
The accompanists include David Walters (Course Leader for Music, Popular Music and Music Technology), John Wilson (past RNCM Senior Accompanist) and Deborah Tayler (an experienced professional accompanist who specialises in chamber music, a terrific jazz pianist and an Associated Board Examiner).

The course tutors present an Informal Concert during the week, when non-playing friends and family can visit and perhaps take time to visit Liverpool in the exciting build up to its year as the European Capital of Culture 2008 www.liverpool08.com

[Image: Sarah and David performing] [Image: Trio rehearsing]
[Image: Clarinet choir] [Image: Philippe Cuper class]

Performers often take the accompanist for granted, but learning to fully appreciate how much this specialist is able to help a performer is a valuable lesson. Test new skills learnt during the course in the informal midday concerts.

Join in the fun of ensemble playing, in both large and small groups. Budding conductors, composers and arrangers all actively encouraged!



[Image: Wolfgang Lohff]During the week, the trade stands will have one of the largest collections of clarinets available in the UK including models from Buffet, Leblanc, Selmer and some customised instruments from Lohff and Pfeiffer of Denmark. For further information about this please read the section from the link How to choose an instrument.

Wolfgang Lohff will be on hand to give demonstrations of his work and to undertake some repairs and overhauls. Wolfgang Lohff can offer customised tuning for any clarinet players during the course, when booked in advance.

The Clarinet Overhaul Service will also available after the course. There is currently a waiting list so advance booking is required.



This is perhaps the most vital part of any player’s equipment. Learning to fix reeds that don’t work will not only save money, but will improve consistency as a player more than anyone would believe possible.

Playing on properly balanced reeds is essential to any clarinet player. During the course this essential aspect is covered to give players the confidence to go away and use many of your rejected reeds!

To get you started check out this link



Past students have enjoyed past courses, here is what they have to say...

I attended The Clarinet Summer School in 2000. Then, I had some fundamental embouchure and technical problems. Now I am training with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The course speaks for itself- START SAVING. “
Ciaran O’Donnel (Belfast)

Please click here to read the report on The Clarinet Summer School 2005 by Julia Middleton

Please click here to read the report on The Clarinet Summer School 2004 by Joanna Brown




The course is held on a site just one mile (15 minutes walk) from the city centre of Liverpool, designated to become the European Capital of Culture in 2008. The city is changing fast, and is a vibrant centre for the arts, shopping and other entertainment. Hope at Everton is just 3 miles from the end of the M62 motorway, or just a few minutes from Lime Street rail station or 20 minutes by taxi from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. For a full road map refer to the website http://www.hope.ac.uk/MAPS/ColmapEverton.pdf (447Kb)

International students attending can also fly into Manchester International Airport (35 miles), just 45 minutes away by taxi.

2007 course fees

Advanced Course

£369 inclusive (Full board accommodation and tuition).
£210 Non residential rate, but inclusive of meals and tuition.
£45 Daily course rate + £29 per night accommodation (B&B basis)

Intermediate Course

£75.00 inclusive of meals (non-residential)      
Extra night B&B (per night) £29.00

Payment can be made by credit card.


Advanced course

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Intermediate course

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Advanced course, daily attendance

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For further information please contact:

Andrew Roberts aroberts@theclarinet.co.uk




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14th International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival and Course

July 24-30, 2007 - Eger

 Artistic Director: Jozsef Balogh, clarinet


You are cordially invited to attend the
14th International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival and Course


The Clarinet Course was founded by Josef Balogh in 1994, and since than the music camp has visited different towns,

and places of Hungary. This year festival will be held between July 24-30, and hosted by town Eger, not so far from Budapest,

in a very nice historic place, near to the hills.


The course offers master classes and private lessons. You'll have many opportunities
to work one-on-one with the international faculty.
There'll be lots of chances to perform in small ensembles and in clarinet and saxophone orchetras, participate in recitals,

and visit concerts.


Instruments: clarinet, saxophone, tarogato
Duos, trios, clarinet ensemble, teachers and students recitals, concerts


- Instrumental courses: clarinet, saxophone, tarogato
- Clarinet course for hard of hearing students
- Music School Camp / other instruments: guitar, flute, violin, piano, percussion instruments
- Klezmer Orchestra Training
- Teachers Training Course


There will be the 10th anniversary of the first EuroCass Conference which was hosted by the Hungarian Clarinet Society

in Budapest 1997. We plan a celebrity concert and meeting. If you would like to join, please write us.

International Faculty:
Paolo De Gaspari - Italy
John De Beer - Netherland
Jozsef Balogh, Istvan Kohan, Tibor Dittrich, - Hungary
And many more distinguished guest artists-teachers from different countries


Participation Fee: 300 € /person (education, accommodation, meal, concerts and programmes)
Registration fee: 50 € (non refundable)


Information and registration:
Windland Music Foundation, Beatrix Balogh
Tel./fax: (36 1) 388 6689 Postal address: 1054 Budapest, Hold utca 23. fszt. 6.
info@windland.org www.windland.org




                 The Brevard Conference on Music Entrepreneurship (BCOME) explores exciting career tracks beyond

the traditional job pathways. Workshops, lectures and instruction will help you envision and forge a career as a

music entrepreneur as well as help you design college curricula in entrepreneurship.  The three-day conference

offers unique tracks specifically tailored for performers, college faculty and music industry professionals.

                   This year's keynote speakers will be Bill Ivey, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts under

President Clinton and Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University,

and Arlene Shrut, Founder and Artistic Director of New Triad for Collaborative Arts.

                Also new this year is presentations of academic papers on entrepreneurship.  All of this takes place under the

backdrop of the Brevard Music Center in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.  Conference

registration includes tickets to all BMC concerts and meals.

                Please visit our website for further information and registration: www.bcome.org Limited scholarships are

available.    Early registration is encouraged as last year's conference sold out in advance. 

Michael Drapkin,
Executive Director


Charles Neidich Music Seminar 2007

Charles Neidich's Music Seminar in Kitakaruizawa, Japan

August 4 ~August 15,  2007

Woodwind Seminar

Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, Music Seminar in Kitakaruiza, Japan


2006 Album2

© 2006 All Rights Ayako Oshima



Buffet Clarinet Academy -  6 - 10  August 2007




Buffet Crampon proudly announces the 2007 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy. The Academy will be an

intensive five-day seminar for clarinetists 18 to 25 years of age, scheduled for August 4 - 10, 2007 at the University of North

Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. Selected participants will have the opportunity to study with a distinguished international faculty

of Buffet Crampon orchestral and solo artists. Attendees will also enjoy a student/teacher ratio of 4 to 1!

The Academy curriculum will offer students daily private lessons, master classes, audition preparation, reed making and

adjustment, quick-fix clarinet adjustments, E-flat clarinet and bass clarinet instruction, recitals by the Academy Artist

Faculty and a Buffet Crampon USA Headquarters visit.

For more information on the Buffet Crampon 2007 Summer Clarinet Academy, please follow this link, contact

Mary Marshall, Marketing Assistant or call 866.434.9240.



The Fourth annual Clarinet & Klezmer in the Galilee

6 - 13 August 2007 -   Safed, Israel

Clarinet & Klezmer in the Galilee Festival- Israel

Helmut Eisel and Clarinetists in Safed

Giora Feidman in Performance in Safed

Safed facilities

Bass Clarinet lesson with Feidman

Helmut Eisel, Mike Getzin and Giora Feidman

Klezmer session with Feidman

Evening concert

After finale concert with friends

Mosha Berlin in klezmer

           The fourth annual Clarinet & Klezmer in the Galilee under Meastro Giora Feidman takes place in the historic

Israel City of Safed, home of Klezmer and Kabbala.  Above gallery information detail arrangements and listing of artist

faculty and Performers including:  Franklin Cohen - Solo Clarinetist in the Cleveland Orchestra

                                                          Giora Feidman-   King of Klezmer and worldwide artist

                                                          Helmut Eisel -  Klezmer artist and Assistant to Meastro Feidman

                                                          Professor Ilan Schul - Professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music

                                                           Eva-Margolis Wasserman - noted Artist and Pedagogue

                                                           Mario Solan -  Major Israeli Clarinetist and Pedagogue

                                                           Mosha Berlin -  Major Klezmer Clarinetist and major influence on Giora Feidman

        The week will include Master Classes, concerts in several historic sites in Safed, lessons, seminars, and tours to ancient

historic sites which showcase the history of Klezmer and its contribution to folk music and traditions.   It is highly recommended

for all players to broaden their horizons and be part of this great event.


            Please notice that the Clarinet Summer Course in Melchsee-Frutt in August 2007 will take place for the fourth time.

Last year there were professionals and students from Russia, Iceland, Germany and Switzerland. This year the event will be

exclusiv for professionals and students from different conservatories again.

            We enjoy excellent conditions in our hotel, and we will focus either on clarinet and on bassclarinet playing, preparing

competitions (together with a professional pianist), concerts, or we discover some new pieces. Thanks to our sponsors we

may offer this week all inclusive for a very reasonable fee!

 Please let your students, friends etc. know about.

Thank you very much.





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International Clarinet Days 2007
Melchsee-Frutt (Switzerland)
August 6 to August 13, 2007


clarinet - bassclarinet - ensembles
Tuesday, 7th of August - Sunday, 12th of August, 2007
Hotel Glogghuis***, CH-6068 Melchsee-Frutt


Bernhard Röthlisberger

Bernhard Röthlisberger, Klarinettist und Bassklarinettist Clarinetist and bassclarinetist in the Lucerne
Symphony Orchestra (CH),
teacher at Lucerne Conservatory,
different masterclasses throughout Europe,
many concerts as a sololist or chamber
musician, numerous CD-recordings.
Website: www.clarinet.ch
E-mail: br@clarinet.ch





Final Concert
Sunday, 12th of August 2007, 5.00 p.m.
Hotel Glogghuis

Students perform in concert

Free entry to the concerts of
"Klassik auf der Alp"



Presentation of clarinets
(Buffet, Selmer, Yamaha)


© Copyright 2007, B. Röthlisberger, CH-6275 Ballwil, Switzerland


Harrogate Clarinet & Saxophone Summer School 2007

19 - 23 August 2007 - London


HCSSS is a stimulating programme for all levels of clarinet and saxophone players from grade 4/5 standard through to professional, with a combination of classes, ensembles, performance workshops and the option to take individual lessons/advice auditions from some of the internationally renowned tutors. The aims of the programme are to give participants greater awareness of their abilities, confidence in their clarinet and saxophone playing and experience in music making. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere is created to encourage all those attending, with an emphasis on participation. Those wishing to play/perform will be asked to prepare appropriate set pieces for classes, and chamber works for coaching in ensemble playing.


The beautiful and historic spa town of Harrogate, with its parks and gardens, castles and abbeys and closeness to the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, is an ideal venue for the course; relaxing, invigorating and inspiring.

HCSSS prices and options:
Item Description Price
- Residential
Includes tuition fees and full board accommodation £365
- Non-Residential
Includes tuition fees and all meals £260
Accommodation only Full board for non-playing friends and family £205
Thursday night accommodation Available to those who are over 18 £27.50
Individual lesson
- Grade 4/5 standard
Please note, places for individual lessons are limited and will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. Multiple lesson applications are available where appropriate. £20
Individual lesson
- Grade 6/7 standard
Individual lesson
- Grade 8 standard and over

Book Online Secure online booking now available.

We accept that many course members have a great distance to travel. To help with your arrangements rooms can be available for the evening of Thursday 23rd August. We are sorry but we cannot offer accommodation for Saturday 18th August. Harrogate has many hotels and B & B’s and we will be only too happy to help with any arrangements.

PLEASE NOTE! Thursday evening accommodation is only available for students who are over 18 years of age.

Parental Consent Form - Please note! This must be completed for all students who will be under 18 on the 19th August. If your child is 18 please let us know if you require them to attend the course 'in loco parentis'. Please return all consent forms ASAP. Thank you

Teaching Faculty Saxophone:
Andy Scott
Rob Buckland

David Campbell
Lynsey Marsh
Linda Merrick

Simon Lane



China International Clarinet/Saxophone Festival III

  August 19 - 23, 2007

Organized by:  China Clarinet Association


Director:    Tie Bai
Where:  China Agricultural University, Beijing


Festival includes multiple:

Recitals, Chamber music concerts, Master classes, Worldwide manufactory exhibition 


Nationwide clarinet quartet competition


 Dear Guest Players:

 Thank you very much for your great support to the 2007 China International Clarinet/Saxophone Festival. 

50 guest players from 12 nations worldwide have confirmed to attend.  They are:


Saxophone players:

Douglas Masek, saxophone professor at UCLA, USA (USA)

Eric Nestler, saxophone professor at The University of North Texas College of   Music,   Secretary of

International Saxophone Association, USA (USA)

Mario Marzi, saxophone professor at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy (Italy)

Richard Ingham, saxophone professor at Leeds College of Music, UK (UK)

Alan Durst, saxophone professor at California State University, Fresno, USA (USA)

Theodore Kerkezos, saxophone professor at the Athens Conservatory, Greece (Greece)

Paragon Saxophone Quartet, UK (UK)

Seoul Saxophone Quartet, Korea (Korea)


Clarinet players:

David Howard, clarinet at Los Angeles Philharmonic, USA (USA)

Venancio Rius, clarinet professor for the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, Oman (Spain)

Jan Jakub Bokun, clarinet professor at Wrocław Academy of Music, Poland (Poland)

Steve Cohen, professor of clarinet at Northwestern University, USA  (USA)

Robert Spring, clarinet professor at School of Music, Arizona State University, USA (USA)
James Gillespie, Regents Professor of Music, College of Music, University of North Texas, USA (USA)
Joan Enric Lluna, professor at Royal College of Music, Britain (UK)

Jane Carl, Associate Professor of Clarinet University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA (USA)

Im Soo Lee, principal clarinet at Seoul Philharmonic, Korea (Korea)

Florent Heau, assistant professor at Paris Conservatory of Music, France (France)

Nathan Williams, instructor of clarinet at the Interlochen Arts Academy, USA (USA)

Sergio Bosi, Italy (Italy)

ming Liao,Zeng bass clarinet (USA)

Clarinets Ad Labium, Portugal (Portugal)


Guest accompanists:

Steven Harlos, piano professor of Music, College of Music, University of North Texas, USA (USA)

Jackie Koo, piano professor of Cal State University, Los Angeles, USA (USA)

String Quartet of Korea, (Korea)


Honor student players :

Yaoguang Zhai, Curtis Institute of Music, USA (China)

Jennifer Chung, University of Southern California, USA (USA)

Joo Hee Cecilia Kang, University of Southern California, USA (Canada)


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me any time.  We look forward to seeing

you in China!


Tie Bai, 

Director -  China International Clarinet/Saxophone Festival



August 18th-28th Clarinet Lessons and Master Classes with

Eva Wasserman-Margolis, Luigi Magistrelli, and other Artist faculty

 Pre-Registration before May 15 2007.

Dear Friends, Musicians and Students (mine and others):

This summer from August 18th-28th, I am invited to teach at a beautiful estate in Italy. is located near the National park of

Cilento, Italy.        http://www.fond-passarelli.it/

It is a ten day summer course, including room and board  (with exception of flight), and includes a one half hour lesson everyday

with me. It is the only summer course I know where you get a lesson every day. This way you can work on a specific problem. 

This is an estate with exclusive hospitality. Student performances will be during the last five days of the course. There are tennis

courts, a private pool and beach.The price is 550 Euro! If someone is interested in playing in ensembles, it will be 50-100 Euro

more.Marlaena Kessick the famous American flute player from the Conservatory in Milan is the Director of this summer course.

Luigi Magistrelli and other clarinet teachers and woodwind players will also be teaching.

The summer courses of the Music Festival of the Gulf are open to citizens
 of any nationality, students or graduates of conservatories, academies or
 music schools. To enroll, completion of the enrollment form, together
 with receipt of enrollment fee of Euro 50 must be sent to:

Ente Concerti
Castello di Belveglio, via Mazzini 11, 14040 Belveglio (Asti) Italy
 before May 15 2007.

 The enrollment fee is not refundable except in the event a course
 cancellation by the Director. The courses are held at the Passarelli
 Foundation Institute of San Marco di Castellabate (Salerno) where the
 students are accommodated in rooms of two, three or four beds with private
 bathroom. The Institute is situated in a large private park containing
 swimming pool, tennis courts, sports field and resort areas, the use of
 which is free to all participants, and is in the vicinity of the beach
 which has both a rocky coast and sandy beach area. The nearby ruins of
 Pestum are an important tourist site. The best accommodations will be
 assigned to the earliest reservations. No single rooms are available.
 During the courses, the students have the opportunity to participate in
concerts which take place during the last five evenings and upon
 completion of their course, all students receive a diploma. It is
 obligatory to attend the daily lessons, but half of the day is free for
 study and vacation.

 All students must bring their music stands and instruments (except
 pianists and harpists). The participation fee for the courses (which
 includes room and board) must be paid the first day of participation. The
 professors are principally teachers of the Milan Conservatory or
 internationally noted soloists (individual curriculae are available upon

 Instrument                   Euro    520
 Voice (chamber music; jazz /musical or chorus)            520
 Voice for opera singers                              620
 Composition                                  520
 Harp/ harp therapy
 . Plus an eventual charge for private use of harp.

 Family members who desire to accompany students are admitted (upon
 availability of rooms and beds) as friends of the courses and pay for room
 and board Euro 475 for the 10 day period. Shorter sojourns are not
 possible so as not to deprive students of the accommodations. Besides free
 use of the structures as already described, there is free admittance to
 concerts. The beach is free, but all students and friends must supply
 their own beach towel because it is forbidden to take hotel linen out of
 the rooms. Eventually beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented on the

 The lessons begin on the afternoon of August 19, ending during the day of
 August 28. Meals begin with breakfast on August 19th and end with supper
 on August 28th. The rooms may be occupied at no extra charge beginning
 with the evening of August 18th (before 8 PM as there is no concierge
 after that hour), and must be liberated by 8 AM August 29th.

 The nearest railway station is AGROPOLI from where every hour there is a
 city bus which arrives near the Institute. However, the bus stop in
 Agropoli is not near the railway station, and if it is desired,
 reservations for places on a private bus are available from the railway
 station to the Institute (tel. 0039 974 961565).

 Music Festival OF The Gulf
19/28 Aug. 2007
 Summer Courses of Musical Education and Perfectionment at S. Marco di
 Castellabate (Salerno) Italy
 Enrollment Form         send to: Ente Concerti
 Castello di Belveglio, V. Mazzini 11, 14040 Belveglio (Asti) Italy
 Tel.0039 141 955867
 Date and place of birth
 Course........................Teacher...................I hereby enroll in
 the 2007 Summer Courses and  send Euro 50,00 enrollment fee by  Postal
 money order................Bank cheque.................
 Signature....................................................(of parent for minors)

The following persons accompanying students request following
 di partecipare alla vacanza musicale del
 Nome e Cognome.....................................................
 Sistemazione richiesta....................................................

 VOICE (individual courses for chamber music, opera, jazz and



****Fondazione Passarelli****

Parco Nazional del Cilento

Castellabate - Patrimonio Mondiale dell'Unesco


84071 San Marco di Castellabate

Salerno - Italia

Tel. +39 0974 966009 - Fax. +39 0974 966426

E-mail: fondpass@costacilento.it

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