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June 2018 Newsletter


For all serious students heading for or in college to consider

The German Higher Education System


       With the prevailing problems evident in the US College system with astronomic tuition rates, as high as $50,000 per year, and multiply this for 4 years for a Bachelors degree, then adding another $100,000 for a Masters degree, plus Living expenses. and the luring of students to take college loans and result in college debt that may never be repaid,the government will not excuse a student loan default, and with the government cuts in funding and worse, why should American students go to school in the US?   For music majors, with no tangible future beyond graduation here, It is in the hands of students to decide and take the initiative.  In noting the successes of American students for Orchestral positions and winning International Competitions, it is a sad commentary to see that very few Americans win Internationally, and why?  Possibly that they get 2nd rate professional training, or/and they are so financially strapped that they cannot afford to compete?  There are numerous Musik  Hochshulen  (Conservatories) offering high standard programs along with schools outside of Germany, notably the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria,  (Wenzel Fuchs, Professor,  the Sibelius Conservatory in Helsinki, Finland, Harri Maki, Professor,     Learning the language is important (Check but courses are taught in English.   For more  information about the German programs, check   Tel: 212 758 3223

A sampling of German Musik schools include the following:

Many of the great schools include :

Musikhochule Lubeck  (Sabine Meyer, Reiner Wehle, Professors)

Musikhochshule Karlsruhe  (Wolfgang Meyer, Professor)

Musikhochule Hans Eisler Berlin (Shirley Brill, Professor)

Berlin Philharmonic Karajan Orchestra Academy (Wenzel Fuchs)

and many more listed above


26 May - 9 June 2018
Audi International Wind Competition

29 May - 3 June 2018

Selmer Summer Clarinet Academy at Michigan State University - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director

East Lansing, Michigan

Complete information on the linked website above

29 May - 6 June 2018

VIP Alexander Fiterstein China Master Class Tour

1 - 3 June 2018

Wetzlarer Klarinetten Wettbewerb

Wetzlar, Germany


1 - 4 June 2018

1st Encuentro International de Clarinete and Saxophone

Popayan, Colombia


2 June 2018

ClariPeru Clarinete Academy

Lima, Peru

3 June 2018

VIP Stephanie Zelnick Master Class

Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

3 - 24 June 2018

Sarasota Music Festival

Sarasota, Florida

Clarinet Faculty






10 June 2018

San Francisco Jazz Festival Tribute to Benny Goodman with Band including Senior VIP Eddie Daniels and VIP Anat Cohen with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band


                At the leading edge of a wave of brilliant Israeli improvisers who have energized the New York jazz scene, Cohen is the most acclaimed clarinetist of her generation, topping DownBeat Critics and Readers Polls in the clarinet category for eight consecutive years. She’s embraced 21st century modern jazz, Brazilian music, and swing with equal aplomb, recording her sublime 2010 Anzic Records session Clarinetwork at the Village Vanguard during the Benny Goodman centennial celebration. New York-born Daniels began as a 13-year-old prodigy, making a name at 25 for his work with the legendary Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and working with a legion of artists from Bob James and Dave Grusin to Freddie Hubbard and Billy Joel. The five-time GRAMMY nominee has recorded nearly 30 albums over his career, including his 1992 Benny Goodman tribute album Benny Rides Again, co-led with vibraphone master Gary Burton. Daniels guested with Goodwin on their 1999 debut Swingin’ for the Fences. Formed in 2000 by the GRAMMY and Emmy-winning Goodwin, whose resume includes Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Toni Braxton and Christina Aguilera, the Big Phat Band has released a series of dazzling records that reflect Goodwin’s influences – Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power – and showcase a well-oiled ensemble with star guest soloists like Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels, Dianne Reeves, Patti Austin and Chick Corea.



10 - 15 June 2018

International Conducting Master Class - Check site for complete information

Olomouc, Czech Republic

10 - 14 June 2018

Ohio State University Clarinet Academy - VIP Caroline Hartig, Director

Columbus, Ohio

June 10 – 14, 2018

Weigel Auditorium


The five-day Clarinet Academy provides high school clarinetists with a unique opportunity to develop as musicians; engage with peers from around the state and region; work with Ohio State faculty, clarinet students and alumni; and enjoy the college experience on campus. Activities include private lessons, master classes, chamber ensemble participation and more.
Caroline Hartig, director of Clarinet AcademyProgram director: Professor Caroline Hartig

Program Highlights

  • Private lessons
  • Master classes
  • Technique, literature and theory classes
  • Daily coached chamber ensembles
  • Performance opportunities
Eligibility: For students who are entering grades 9 – 12 in the 2018 – 2019 school year, as well as 2018 high school graduates.
Program fee – commuter: $395 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.
Program fee – resident: $495 — Tuition, T-shirt and housing with three meals per day.
Instruments: All students must bring their own instruments. In addition to their B-flat clarinet, students may bring E-flat or bass clarinets, if desired.
Important things to note: All students audition on Sunday afternoon for placement in chamber ensembles and for the Student Solos Concert. Students should come prepared to audition on a solo piece of their choosing. Bring piano scores as appropriate.
Tentative Schedule (includes concerts)
  • Sunday — 1:30 p.m.–approx. 9 p.m.
  • Monday–Wednesday — 9 a.m.–approx. 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday — 9 a.m.–approx. 3 p.m.

Clarinet Academy Concerts—All performances are free and open to the public (2018 days/times to be confirmed).

  • Sunday, 8 p.m. — Faculty Recital: Caroline Hartig and Guests
  • Monday, 8 p.m. — Counselors Concert
  • Wednesday, 8 p.m. — Student Solos Concert
  • Thursday, 1:30 p.m. — Finale Concert

Registration Information

  • Full registration deadline: May 16, 2018
  • Limited registration deadline: June 6, 2018

Registrations completed by the Full registration deadline (online registration, and receipt of tuition payment and completed forms) will include all resources of the program (dormitory housing, T-shirt, meals etc.). After that deadline, all submitted registrations are considered Limited which may mean that some resources are not available (program capacity, dormitory housing, T-shirt, meals etc.). Be reminded that programs do sometimes fill to capacity prior to the Full registration deadline.

This program traditionally reaches capacity before the deadline. We will accept the first 50 students who have registered, paid and submitted required forms. 

Program registration consists of three steps:

Step One—Registration. Complete an online registration via the link below.

After submitting an online registration, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, one of three things has happened:

  • The email address you entered on your form may be incorrect
  • The confirmation email was sent to your SPAM box
  • The online registration was not received by our system

If you do not receive the confirmation email within two hours of submitting a registration, contact the For questions regarding registration, payment, visiting campus etc. contact the Youth Summer Music Programs registrar for further instructions.

Step TwoPayment. Pay the participation fee online according to the instructions contained in your confirmation email. You will receive an email receipt within a few moments of submitting payment.

If you choose to pay with a check or money order (made payable to "The Ohio State University"), mail payment to the School of Music at the address below. You will receive confirmation by email within 7 – 10 business days.

Mail to:

The Ohio State University School of Music
ATTN: Clarinet Academy—YSMP Registrar
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210

Step ThreeRequired forms. Parents or guardians are required to print out, complete, sign and send the following forms:

  1. Parental Permission Form [pdf]
  2. Ohio State Photo Release Form [pdf]
  3. Standards of Behavior Form [pdf]

Mail the completed and signed forms to the address above, or scan and email them to the YSMP registrar.

You will receive a welcome email with further instructions about program attendance approximately two weeks before the event

11 - 15 June 2018 - Junior Academy 18 -22 June

Lift Clarinet Academy - Wesley Ferriera, Director




13 June 2018

VIP Wenzel Fuchs Partita Concert

14 June - 2 July 2018

VIP's Franklin and Diana Cohen, Directors  - Check above title hyperlink for complete information

Cleveland, Ohio



16 - 22 June 2018

Interlochen High School Clarinet Institute

Interlochen, Michigan

The clarinet institute is an outstanding opportunity for clarinet students from around the world to experience one focused week of music making, master classes, private lessons, chamber music coachings, and performing. During your time here, you will study with and hear some of the most distinguished clarinet educators and artists in the country.

Below are examples of past instructors; 2018 faculty will be announced in the spring.


Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 16, 2018 to June 22, 2018
Tuition: $1,230
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

With daily master classes and a focus on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts, this program will help you prepare for study at the college or conservatory level.

In master classes, you will be presented with the requisite skills essential to mastering the clarinet. You will also experience an orchestral mock audition. Other activities and topics include:

The institute concludes with a public performance.















Houston (Katy) – Tays Junior High June 18-21, 2018

Fort Worth (Keller) – Timberview Middle School June 25-28, 2018

Dallas (Frisco) – Vandeventer Middle School July 9-13, 2018


Helping You Reach Your Goals

Clearly Clarinet Camp is a specialized workshop for clarinet players of all levels. Here you can:

17 - 30 June 2018  and 19 July - 29 July 2018

Philadelphia International Music Camp and Festival


Ricardo Morales, clarinet Ricardo Morales
Principal Clarinet, The Philadelphia Orchestra
Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet Boris Allakhverdyan
Principal Clarinet, Los Angeles Philharmonic


18 - 22 June 2018

Pasadena Clarinet Camp

Pasadena, California

18 - 22 June 2018

George Mason University Clarinet Academy

Fairfax, Virginia

Come join other passionate high school clarinetists for a week of clarinet immersion including rehearsals, masterclasses, repair and reed clinics, mock audition, chamber music and more. Our renowned faculty will lead students through lessons, coachings, and demonstrations. And no clarinet camp is complete without a clarinet choir! Improve your technique and musicality, and perform in an exciting final concert.

Summer Clarinet Camp for Teens

Posted on April 06, 2018 by Matt Geske

Our Summer Clarinet Academy is one of the highest quality clarinet experiences for teens in the Mid-Atlantic area, featuring clinics with world-class performing artists, master instrument makers, and inspiring teachers. Students will gain a higher level of playing, strategies to manage auditions and performance anxiety, confidence to tackle the next challenging piece of music, and so much more!

“I love the camaraderie, the kindness, and the support that all students, artists, clinicians, and staff give each other,” said program Co-Director Catina Sweedy, founder of The Clarinet Project. “The barriers of age and ability seem to be pushed aside at the Clarinet Academy. Seeing famous performing artists, master technicians, military band clarinetists, vendors, professors, teachers, and other professionals in clarinet-related careers interacting and learning with students and each other equally is truly inspiring.”



The Clarinet Academy is part of the Summer Music Intensive Week at Mason, June 18-22, and is Co-Directed by Ms. Sweedy and Dr. Kathy Mulcahy, professor of Clarinet at Mason’s School of Music. Special highlights for this summer’s program include:

In addition to daily technique and warm-up classes, students will have the opportunity to take one private lesson with Ms. Sweedy or Dr. Mulcahy, play in a small clarinet ensemble based on their playing ability, perform a prepared solo piece in an afternoon recital, and, of course, play in a full clarinet choir performing a famous pop song cover (see example below – from The Clarinet Project)!



“One of my favorite memories from two summers ago was the historical clarinet seminar with Marie Ross,” stated Ms. Sweedy. “Holding, hearing, and playing two hundred year-old (or more) clarinets that I had only read about in books or saw behind glass in museums was a highlight of my life! Also, the jazz clinic with guest artist Felix Peikli from last summer. He taught those kids to play a blues riff in ten minutes and charmed them with his fun, genuine personality. Seeing shy students who had been hesitant to play on their own stand up voluntarily and improvise with him was amazing.”

The clinics and fun clarinet music alone are certain to be educational and inspiring, but students also get free reeds, t-shirts, and more! Clarinet Academy participants are immersed in a supportive and nurturing environment, where they will make lifelong friends.


Summer clarinet program


A Residential Option is available for this program!















































19 June - 15 July 2018

Young Artist Seminar at the Rocky Ridge Music Center

Estes Park, Colorado

21 - 23 June 2018

Tacna, Peru

21 - 28 June 2018

Flute and Clarinet Master Classes at the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladiguerov”

Vanguel Tangarov, Clarinet Teacher

Sofia, Bulgaria

24 - 28 June 2018

Butler University Woodwind Camp

Indianapolis, Indiana


25 - 29 June 2018

Clarinet Academy of America at University of Maryland - VIP Robert DiLutis and D Ray McClellan, Directors

College Park, Maryland

Clarinet Academy of America, now in its 8th season, is a collaboration between professors Robert DiLutis  of the University of Maryland and D. Ray McClellan of the University of Georgia. CAA's guest artists this year will be Yao Guang Zhai, Principal Clarinetist with the Baltimore Symphony .  The 5 days of master classes are hosted annually by both university campuses on a rotating basis. This year, the summer of 2018, the Academy will meet at the beautiful facilities of the University of Maryland School of Music, College Park, MD, offering a host of training, master classes and performances.


This summer's CAA classes will include a wide variety of subjects and include private lessons and chamber music.  Classes will include Reed Making, Phrasing, How to Become a Master Teacher and an Audition Class.  Qualified applicants will be either college students, post-college students, professionals, and a select group of high school students.


2nd Annual Chamber Music Contest for 2018:  Play with the Teachers.  Based on audition recordings, 2 - 6 students will be selected to rehearse and perform in a quintet with Robert DiLutis, D. Ray McClellan and our guest artist on a faculty recital.  


25 - 30 June 2018

Schwob Summer Music Festival at Columbus State University

26 - 30 June 2018

University of North Texas Clarinet Essentials Workshop

Denton, Texas


                           We welcome high school clarinetists to join us for this, our seventh year of events. NEW THIS YEAR: we've extended to a 5 day workshop due to popular demand. Also new this year: a 45 minute private lesson with a UNT faculty member included with tuition.

                          We offer intensive instruction specifically designed to improve clarinet performance skills and develop overall musicianship including: daily warm up and technique sessions to refine fundamental skills; a Guest Artist recital performance and clinic presented by Stanislav Chernyshev, Acting Co-Principal Clarinetist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; masterclasses, clinics, and recitals presented by renowned University of North Texas clarinet faculty members John ScottKimberly Cole LuevanoDeborah Fabian, and Daryl Coad; private instruction; student solo recitals; daily chamber music coaching and performance; clarinet choir; and a performance at our workshop finale recital.

                        Workshop dates: June 26–June 30, 2018

                        2018 Final Concert is Saturday, June 30 at 4:00 pm in the Recital Hall in the College of Music building.  The concert is free and open to the public, and parking is free on campus on Saturday.


27 - 28 June 2018

28 - 30 June 2018

3rd International National de Clarinetistas Quindi


29 June - 6 July 2018

Ostrava Clarinet & Saxophone Master Classes

Ostrava, Czech Republic



Dear Clarinet and Saxophone players,

                 We would like to invite you to the 17th annual summer master classes in Ostrava from 29th of June to 6th of July 2018. Ostrava is the 3rd biggest city in the Czech Republic, located in North Moravia, 300 kilometers east of Prague. This course will give you the opportunity to work very intensively with excellent players and teachers. During one week you will have at least 5 individual lessons (45-minutes each)! This is a big difference compared to other similar courses, where you have seldom more than two lessons. Besides studying your repertoire and new pieces, you could work with us for example on developing your tone quality, speed of staccato, good breathing or to learn some of the new techniques (slap tongue, double staccato, circular breathing, etc). There will be 3 professional pianists available for accompaniment during the lessons and a clarinet repair specialist. There are enough practicing rooms and you will be free to attend listening of any of the courses (usually we have about 50 students, aged from 12 to 60, mostly advanced and medium advanced). We will organize few teachers and participants concerts which will be recorded live, we will give you these professional recordings. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, or visit our web- page including more information, pictures and recordings from previous years.

See you in Ostrava!

Igor Františák and Karel Dohnal



Copyright: Olaf Malzahn

30 June - 1 July 2018

Klarinetten Workshop with VIP Sabine Meyer

Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival - Germany

Workshop mit Sabine Meyer 30.06.-01.7.2018

Nimm ein Blatt vor´n Mund!

Klarinettenworkshop mit Sabine Meyer

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass die in Lübeck wohnende und lehrende, weltbekannte Klarinettistin Sabine Meyer exklusiv für das SHMF 2018 einen zweitägigen Jugend-Workshop zusammen mit befreundeten Musikern geben wird. Es werden an diesem Wochenende unter anderem Stücke von Schostakowitsch, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy und Gershwin erarbeitet, aber auch die bekanntesten (original) Klarinetten-Soli aus 150 Jahren Opern- und Orchestermusik. Zum Abschluss wird es ein öffentliches Konzert mit allen Teilnehmern in der ACO Thormannhalle in Büdelsdorfgeben.


Wir suchen motivierte Klarinettistinnen und Klarinettisten, gerne auch tiefe Klarinetten (z.B. Bass- oder Altklarinetten), die zwischen 10 und 19 Jahre alt sind. Der Workshop ist für Anfänger, die das zweite Register beherrschen sollten, und Fortgeschrittene, die sicher im Umgang mit der Klarinette sind, geeignet. Wenn du Spaß am Spielen deines Instrumentes hast und Teil des größten Klarinettenensembles in Schleswig-Holstein werden möchtest, dann bist du bei uns richtig.
Hier findet ihr zur Selbsteinschätzung Ausschnitte aus Rhapsody in Blue in 3 Schwierigkeitsstufen:

Rhapsody in Blue: leicht, mittel, schwer
weitere Stücke


Die Teilnahme an dem gesamten Jugend-Workshop ist kostenfrei und wird von dem SHMF ermöglicht.


Sabine Meyer, Reiner Wehle, Akos Hoffmann, Jörg Peltzer


Ganztägige Vorprobe am 16.06. 2018 (optional)
Workshop Einheiten vom 30.06. – 01.07.2018 in der Nordakademie Elmshorn
Abschlusskonzert am 02.07.2018 um 19 Uhr in der ACO Thormannhalle in Büdelsdorf
(Karten ab 16.2.2018 online unter erhältlich)

Anmeldung hier

Anmeldeschluss: 01. März 2018

Gefördert von NORDAKADEMIE - Hochschule der Wirtschaft


30 June - 7 July 2018

Prague Clarinet Days

Prague, Czech Republic


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