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WKA Summer Newsletter 2011 (June-July)


Claremont Clarinet Festival - Pomona California - 13 - 18 June 2011

Domaine Forget Clarinet Sessions - Quebec - 12 - 25 June 2011

Clarinetopia - SUNY Stony Brook - 22 - 26 June 2011

ClarinetFest - Cal State University, Northridge, California - 3 - 7 August 2011

Indiana University Clarinet Workshop - 10 - 14 June 2011


ICMC Music Festival - Paris, Italy, Shanghai Jul-Aug 2011

Ameropa Chamber Music Festival - Prague, Czech Republic - 16 July - 7 August 2011

Ameropa Clarinet Faculty

Balkins in Gold Clarinet Competition - 21 - 25 September 2011

Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy - University of North Florida - 18 - 23 July 2011

Chaumont International Music Festival - France - 13 - 25 July 2011

Belgian Clarinet Academy - 10 - 15 July 2011

Clarinet Academy of the South - University of Georgia - 13 - 17 June 2011

University of Michigan Clarinet Institute - 3 - 16 July 2011

Clarinet, Viola, Piano Workshop - DePaul University - 11 - 15 July 2011

Clarinet/Saxophone Performance Course - Uppingham Rutland, UK - 31 July - 5 August 2011

Riva Music Festival - Italy - Clarinet Master Classes: 22 - 29 July 2011

Latin American Clarinet Festival - Lima, Peru - 12 - 16 September 2011

Clariarte Festival & Competition - Hartberg, Austria - 26 August - 4 September 2011

Herzberg Woodwind Festival - Switzerland - 9 - 17 July 2011

Assisi Music Festival - Italy

Mercadante Clarinet Competition - Bari, Italy - 13 - 16 October 2011

Arosa Music Academy - Switzerland - 9 - 14 September 2011

Nunemaker Studio Annual Recital with Premeres - Houston, Texas - 12 June 2011

Clarinet Ensemble Concert - 25 June 2011 - Bergenfield, New Jersey

Trio de Clarone USA Tour - January 2012

Lancelot International Competition - Paris - March 2012

Del De Clarinetista Play Day - Peru - 13 August 2011


12 June 2011

University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas - Richard Nunemaker, Director


June 12 to 25, 2011

Clarinet Courses



June 12 to 25, 2011


Wenzel Fuchs Masterclass

Principal, Berliner Philharmoniker

June 12th - 19th


Charles Neidich Masterclass

Professor, Juilliard School of Music, New York

June 19th - 25th


Jean-François Normand

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

June 19th - 25th 


Marie Picard

2nd Clarinet and Bass Clarinet, Quebec Symphony Orchestra; Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Québec

June 12th - 25th


Throughout the session, all students can freely attend concerts from Le Domaine Forget International Festival.*

* Restrictions may apply on certain concerts.

Dates limites


February 15, 2011 (with scholarship application)


March 15, 2011 (without scholarship application)


Frais de stage: 

Length of stay

Canadian Applicant

International Applicant

June 12th to 25th

$1285 CDN

$1350 CDN

N.B. Owing to the large number of registrations and the pedagogical structure offered during the sessions ( with regard, among others to chamber music, workshops in orchestral excerpts, audition preparation, and the final concert, etc), The Domaine Forget Academy will give priority to applicants wishing to attend their chosen session IN IT’S ENTIRETY. Applications for  partial sessions will be considered subsequently, and in accordance with the remaining availability.


Access the online registration form.
Download PDF form.

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Coordonnées téléphoniques

Numéro principal : 418-452-8111
Billetterie : 418-452-3535 - 1-888-336-7438
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Le Domaine Forget
5, rang Saint-Antoine
Saint-Irénée (QC) G0T 1V0 Canada

13 - 17 June 2011

University of Georgia

Home        Faculty        Schedule         Information      Dining        Links        Preparation         Application

Robert DiLutis
Louisiana State University

Clarinet Academy of the South
is a five day series of clarinet master classes with Robert DiLutis and D. Ray McClellan. Admission is open to college-age clarinetists, professionals, teachers and a limited number of advanced high school students.  Held June 13 - 17, 2011, master classes will take place in the beautiful facilties of the Performing Arts Center and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia.

Events Include:

*Faculty Recital
*Repertoire Master Classes
*Excerpt Master Classes
*How to Win an Audition
*Open a Box of Reeds & Make Them All Play
*Reed Making & Adjusting
*Preparing the Mozart Concerto
*Bass and E-Flat Clarinet Class
*The Art of Phrasing
*David Weber’s Warm-Ups, Scales & Exercises
*Clarinet Listening Class

D. Ray McClellan
D. Ray McClellan
University of Georgia



D. Ray McClellan, Clarinet Professor, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia
250 River Road, Athens, GA 30602, (706) 542-2799, email:
Clarinet Academy of the South
updated 2/22/11


Margaret Thornhill's

Claremont Clarinet Festival

June 13-18, 2011
at Pomona College, Claremont, California

"A terrific experience--I came home with about a tenfold increase in my enthusiasm for playing!"
Robert Goldstein, President, Chamber Musicians of N.California, 2007



2011 TUITION: $800
Anticipated 2011 ROOM AND BOARD: $365 (six nights; dinner June 13 through dinner June 18)



The 2011 Clarinet Festival will bring together an intimate group of 20 clarinetists for 5 days of performance, study, and sharing with clarinet coach Dr. Margaret Thornhill, faculty pianist-coaches Twyla Meyer and Althea Waites, and guest clarinet coaches, David Howard, bass clarinetist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Bill Powell, clarinet professor at California Institute of the Arts.


Come join us in Lyman Recital Hall and the Mabel Bridges Hall of Music on the beautiful Pomona College Campus as we explore the solo and ensemble repertoire in interactive master classes, rehearse, perform in recital, play in clarinet quartets and a massed clarinet choir, and do constructive and critical listening to each other.

Participation is open to advanced adult players: young artists, graduate and undergraduate college clarinet majors, amateur chamber musicians, music educators, and exceptional high school seniors.

Tuition includes: performance in two master classes and two recitals, one private lesson, up to four private piano coachings, performance in the clarinet ensemble concert, attendance at all masterclasses and guest sessions.

Add-on Technique Workshop Day: Monday, June 13 (Additional tuition: $60) Masterclass in clarinet technique with Margaret Thornhill plus the transformative "Introduction to Alexander Technique for Clarinetists" with
Frances Marsden. This day of focused personal attention will put you in good shape for the week!

Applications for the 2011 Festival and workshop will require a live audition or recorded performance sample from all new applicants. CD, DVD, or Mp3 files are acceptable.

Foreign students are very welcome. Please note that we are unable to help you obtain a student visa.






Telephone: 310-464-7653



Oklahoma University Clarinet Symposium - 16 - 18 June 2011  - Cancelled

Dear Symposium Artists, Vendors, and Friends,

       You may have heard already, but I wanted to personally let you know that the OU Clarinet Symposium will unfortunately not be held in 2011. Cheryl Etheridge has asked me to forward the following letter:

Dear Friends,

 t has come to my attention that OU has decided that the Symposium will not occur this coming summer (2011).

 I want to thank all of you for your many years of support. Dave and I always looked forward to the Symposium in order to hear the wonderful clarinet artists who were so kind to take time out of their schedules to perform and give master classes.

 Just as important was the idea that we were going to see friends who came year after year. I look forward to continuing these friendships during the coming years.

 I also want to thank Angela Carter for the tremendous work she has done for many years and also a thank you to Erica Egli and Julianne Kirk who preceded Angie. It takes a very organized and dedicated person to accomplish what each of them did. Dave often said he could not have done it without their year-round dedication.

 Of course, Dave would also want me to thank all of the many wonderful clarinet students who provided so much help during the Symposium each year. He was proud of the way they helped everything run smoothly.

 I also want to recognize and thank all of you who were so generous and made it possible to bring top quality musicians here to participate in the Symposium. Dave was always very grateful for your support.

 When the new clarinet teacher is selected I am in hopes that he/she will want to present their version of the symposium in 2012.  Meanwhile, Angie will continue to monitor the Symposium website to make upcoming announcements.


Cheryl Etheridge

Angela Carter

Assistant Coordinator

2006-2010 OU Clarinet Symposium


22 - 26 June 2011

Welcome to Clarinetopia 2011

Clarinetopia is a residential seminar for clarinetists aged 18 and over, entering its third year after two successful seasons. It will take place at Stony Brook University from 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 to c. 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2011. This is an opportunity to immerse in the art of clarinet performance with five of America’s most respected performer/teachers: clarinetists Michael Webster, Alan R. Kay, Laura Flax, and Stephen Williamson; and flutist Leone Buyse.  They will offer recitals, master classes and presentations described in detail in the schedule of events. An evening will be devoted to an exciting Benny Goodman/Artie Shaw tribute by the Anderson Twins Sextet.

Clarinetopia will cater to all serious clarinetists: students, professionals, teachers, adult amateurs – anyone who loves the clarinet and wants to deepen and broaden his or her understanding of performing and teaching.  The faculty will offer master classes for up to twenty performers, selected on the basis of submitted recordings, and a similar number of participants who will attend all events and share the learning experience without actually performing.

We are delighted to have the superb facilities of the Staller Center for the Arts and the renowned Stony Brook University Department of Music as our venue. Stony Brook offers a beautiful campus, affordable housing and meals, and convenient access from New York City via train, bus, or automobile.

25 June 2011

Bergenfield, New Jersey

1 - 6 July 2011

Podsreda Castle, Slovenia
Andrej ZUPAN - clarinet


The seminar is intended for clarinet students at all levels of education, beginners, advanced players, amateur clarinettists in marching bands, and anyone wishing to perfect their knowledge of clarinet playing. The seminar will present working methods in music playing and stimulate participants to continue with their musical education. Special attention will be gi...
ven to candidates preparing for further clarinet studies at secondary and university levels. As well as interpretation, participants will discuss the most common technical difficulties and the choice of different mouthpieces, reeds, etc. The seminar will involve a lot of practical work, so participants are advised to bring music for piano accompaniment. The accompanist will be Andreja Markun.

Mentor: Andrej Zupan - clarinet

Andrej Zupan began taking clarinet lessons at the Music School in Ljubljana. After graduating from the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, where he was taught by his father, Alojz Zupan, he studied at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, again with his father as mentor, where he obtained his graduate and master’s degrees. Abroad, he studied under V. Mariozzi (St. Cecilia, Rome) and A. Brandhofer (Mozarteum, Salzburg). In 1995, he joined Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée in France, where he was first clarinet and with which he performed across Europe and Africa. As a soloist he has performed extensively with orchestras in Slovenia and abroad, including the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Slovenia Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovenia Big Band Orchestra, the Music Academy Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra, the Music Academy Ljubljana Woodwind Orchestra, and the Belgrade Philharmonic. He has won a total of eight first prizes in competitions for young musicians. In 1985, he was named ‘Yugoslav Musician of the Year’, and the same year, represented the country at the Eurovision concert in Madrid. In 1993, he became first clarinettist of the orchestra of the National Opera and Ballet in Ljubljana. He is a co-founder and member of the internationally acclaimed Slovenian Clarinet Quartet, which has performed in a number of countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Austria, France and Belgium). He is a clarinet teacher at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, and an assistant professor at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, where he also lectures on chamber play, special wind instrument teaching methodology, applied pedagogy and the literature of woodwind and brass instruments and percussion. He directs international clarinet seminars and master classes and is a member of international juries at clarinet competitions. As a soloist or member of chamber music ensembles, he has recorded a number of CDs for various record companies. Recently, he has been successfully establishing himself as a conductor of one Europe’s best mandolin ensembles, the Mandolina Ljubljana Orchestra, which has performed in Slovenia and abroad, and the Cerkno Woodwind Orchestra. He is also a member of the Paramundus music and theatre collective. He has gained an international reputation as a concert soloist and chamber musician proficient in various music genres, from classical to modern, klezmer, jazz, folk, world and even gypsy music. He has been Artistic Director of the Musical Summer at Podsreda Castle international music festival.

The registration form should be sent to:
Podsreda 45
3257 Podsreda

by e-mail : e-mail:

We can also provide further information:
Mrs. Valerija Slemenšek
Tel: 00386-3-800-71-00
Fax: 00386-3-800-71-08

3 - 16 July 2011

University of Michigan, Chad Burrow, Director





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Heidi Cheung

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Kyung-Nam Oh

ARIA 2011 Season
Mihai Tetel - Director

International Summer Academy

2011 Intensive Boot Camp Sessions at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA

Session I: June 19-30

Session II: July 5-16

Session III: July 30-August 10

Private lessons, master classes and workshops on technique, intelligent and efficient practicing, musicianship, performance, auditions, and career.



July 10, 13-15


July 6-11


July 6-9

Renee Krimsier   Linda Toote   Deborah Chodacki   Ken Grant   Mark Nuccio
New England Conservatory   Boston University & Boston Conservatory   Interlochen Arts Academy   Eastman School   Manhattan School & New York Philharmonic Acting Principal

July 11-12


July 12-15

Michael Wayne   Nathan Williams            
New England Conservatory & Boston Symphony   University of Texas at Austin        


9 - 17 July 2011

Herzberg, Switzerland




10 - 15 July 2011




Belgian Clarinet Academy 2011
Sunday, July 10 - Friday, July 15, 2011




Study clarinet with two of the world's respected pedagogues, Robert Spring (USA) and Eddy Vanoosthuyse (B)

Housing will be with guest families for early registrants.

Tuition: 425 EURO or USD equivalent as of May 1, 2011.
Tuition covers all classes, private lessons and daily lunch.

Daily study includes private lessons, master classes, recital performances, reed making and adjusting, orchestral performing, and audition success.

Application due April 30, 2011 - enrollment limited to 18.

Partially sponsored by Buffet Crampon.

11 - 15 July 2011

DePaul University, Chicago - Julie DeRoche, Director


13 - 25 July 2011

The International Academy of Music in Chaumont (France)

The International Academy of Music in Chaumont (France) will be held
Wednesday 13 to Monday, July 25, 2011.

Clarinet Teachers: Thierry Wartelle, professor at CRR Amiens - Ex Clarinet soloist with the Orchestre National d'Ile de France -
Marc TRICONE, professor at the CRD Gueret - soloist of the Ensemble Instrumental de la Creuse
TRICONE Gerard, bass clarinet professor at CRR de Limoges - clarinetist of the Orchestre de l'Opera de Limoges

In addition, a three-day Master Class is scheduled with Jean Francois Verdier, soloist of the Paris Opera

You will find attached the registration form and brochure.
Feel free to visit:

Thank you to inform your students.
We are at your disposal for further information.
Do not hesitate.

Thierry WARTELLE, professeur de clarinette au CRR Amiens – Président de l’Association Clarinettes en Picardie

Blog Association Clarinettes en Picardie

Blog Classe de Clarinette du CRR d’Amiens

16 July - 4 August 2011

Musica Riva Festival

Clarinet Master Classes 22 - 29 July

Luglio, Italy



16 July - 7 August 2011

Prague, Czech Republic

ICMC Festival

International Chamber Music Courses & Festival – Positano, Shanghai

July 18 - 23 2011
2011 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy

Application Deadline:  15 May 2011

Buffet Crampon USA is pleased to announce the 2011 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy, held once again at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.  This year's Academy features another world-class Artist Faculty:  Ixi Chen (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra), Stanley Drucker (New York Philharmonic, retired), Dan Gilbert (University of Michigan), Jonathan Gunn (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) and Andre Moisan (Montreal Symphony Orchestra).  Students selected for the Academy will have a private lesson with each Artist Faculty member and will enjoy master classes, clinics and concerts from all five Artists.  Attendees will also study woodwind technology with Master Woodwind Technician Francois Kloc.

Below are links for audition information/materials as well as other helpful links about the Academy.  Please print out the PDFs below and return them to Buffet Crampon USA by May 15, 2011.  For more information or questions about the 2011 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy, please contact
Matt Vance, Woodwind Product Specialist

About The Academy

Artist Faculty

Audition Procedure

Application Procedure


Student Application Form

Auditor Application Form

Health Record

Tuition & Scholarships

Academy Administration

Housing & Transportation

The University of North Florida

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18 - 22 July 2011

Festival II Monde de Clarinete

Assisi, Italy

Information detailed on their website hyperlinked above



29th July - 1st August 2011

Liverpool, UK -  Andrew Roberts, Director

Clarinet Summer School


         Hope Park Campus

         Taggart Avenue


                                               L16 9JD

                              Francesco Paolo Scola     

                                                                      Principal Clarinet, Ulster Orchestra    

  Andrew Roberts Course Director

 Peter Glennville Clarinet  Caroline Smith Piano



Highly specialised help for players of Grade VII and above covering all areas of clarinet playing from reed balancing to air speed, the embouchure and musicianship.

 This year will offer a more European approach with daily Masterclasses, ensembles and workshops.

 Rates include all tuition

£349    Full board & inclusive of all tuition- accommodation in single occupancy en suite rooms

£230     Non residential rate inclusive of meals

£60     Daily course rate + £50 per night accommodation B&B (if required)

 Full details and application forms from

Andrew Roberts Clarinet Service

 or +44 7968 555534

The Clarinet Web Site




Summer School

Consultations and Teaching

Andrew Roberts Clarinet Service


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The Clarinet Summer School 2011

Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Campus
29th July - 1st August 2011

The Clarinet Summer School 2011 is returning to its roots!

KitchenLiverpool Hope University’s Hope Park campus is the venue for The Clarinet Summer School 2011, this was where the very first course took place. Like all of the Liverpool Hope University’s facilities, Hope Park has been updated and offers a fabulous new restaurant style canteen and shop. The en suite accommodation will be in the self-catering section, five rooms are grouped together with a communal area and small kitchen for each flat. You will be able to use your rooms to practice in until 9pm and the communal areas are ideal for small groups to rehearse.

The approach focuses on encouragement through new ideas and we look forward to welcoming both new and past students to this beautiful area of Liverpool for a fascinating way to improve your clarinet playing and enjoyment of music.

A minimum standard of Grade 7 is advised and students should be able to play some movements from the repertoire list (as specified in the schedule) for the course to a reasonable standard. As the purpose of the course is to help you improve, the pieces need not be of performance standard or we would be left with little to do for you!

The proposed tutors on this year course include Andrew Roberts (Course Director), Francesco Paolo Scola, the new Principal Clarinet of the Ulster Orchestra, Caroline Smith (accompanist), Wolfgang Lohff (instrument specialist) and Peter Glenville, who will conduct the clarinet ensemble.

Francesco Paolo Scola, known to all as Chicco (pronounced Cicco) became Principal Clarinet of the Ulster Orchestra last year, moving from Rome Opera where he was Principal Clarinet at a very young age! With a very warm personality and his amazing facility, you can have an entirely different view on you approach to learning to play musically on your clarinet. This is an ideal opportunity for any teacher to have a “refresher “course to inspire them on to help their own students to achieve higher standards.

Wolfgang LohffCaroline Smith makes a welcome return with her experience as a voice coach and a very experienced accompanist, she will help bring the best out of your performance. You can work together to discover the vital role communication plays in music.

Wolfgang Lohff has been an integral part of this course for many years, and is recognised as one of the foremost wind instrument specialists. He has worked as a consultant for Buffet and other instrument manufacturers. He runs a highly successful woodwind repair business in Denmark with his partner, Birgit Pfeiffer, supplying instruments to many of the top professional players around the world.

Clarinet ChoirPeter Glenville was a student himself on The Clarinet Summer School in its very first year. He is now teaching clarinet at Keele University and for Derbyshire County Council. He returns to The Clarinet Summer School to conduct the clarinet choir, for which an informal concert is being planned in Hope Park’s spectacular Chapel - details will be announced shortly.

Sessions will cover the most important aspects of learning to play the clarinet and will help you achieve a higher level of communication through music. Understanding how your instrument can work for you, or against you, makes an enormous impact on your enjoyment and progress.


The Basics - often overlooked!

Often a reminder of the basics is an enormous benefit, even to the best of players? Going over the role of the embouchure and air speed will help your foundation technique to improve the level of your playing, more then you might imagine!

Specific help with embouchure, articulation and air speed, will all be covered in the classes and workshops along with repairing minor problems with your instrument, to name but few. You will take away a lot of information to help you in the future, so don’t forget to bring a notepad or recording device.

Reeds & Mouthpieces

During the course sessions you can find out how to make the right choice of mouthpiece, and most importantly how to balance your reed. To get you started check out this link

This simple advice only needs practice before anyone can make the most of any commercial reeds. It will save you money and you will discover that sometimes it might not be your fault when things aren’t working well!

The majority of clarinet players still don’t work on their reeds successfully. You can get a real advantage in your playing by always having a good reed. Balancing reeds can save you so much money; it is worth attending the course just for these sessions alone!

Tone Production

You will learn how to project and explore new colours in your sound. Clear and accurate advice will help you to develop the sound you have always wanted. This may not be the sound you hear when playing, a bit like your voice on a recording. Learning from other people’s perception of your sound is one of the best ways to work out what it is that you need to do to make the right changes, especially in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Inspirational and fun advice on the subject of air speed, a subject few will have come across, will amaze you at how little we really need to work to produce sound.

Performance techniques

Sessions on presentation and relaxing in your playing will aim to improve your performance and reduce the nerves that so often affect our enjoyment and achievements.

There will be some time for chamber music, why not bring some of your clarinet music along to try out. Duos, trios and quartets will all be useful and do pack a music stand.

Learning from other performances plays a vital role in our development as musicians. In previous years, the CD listening session became a firm favourite with everyone. A chance to hear the many voices the clarinet and other instruments can have and to help develop your own musical voice.


Learning to play in tune with others is a vital part of developing musicianship which can often be overlooked. Advice from the tutors will help to make you more aware and able to improve this important aspect of playing. The different approach to aural skills as taught in many areas of Europe will give a new insight into developing a good ear, beyond the Associated Boards often dreaded Grade aural tests.


Classes on avoiding injury prove invaluable as it is all too easy to find it simply too uncomfortable to practise for any length of time, limiting your progress.

Manufacturers still put the thumbrest too low on their instruments, so perhaps take advantage of the onsite repair service and have your instrument adjusted if needed?

Repairs & Instruments

ClarinetsWolfgang Lohff is the best person to give you surprising and important information on clarinets. He can check your clarinet on a machine, which can tell you how much energy you are wasting. You will be amazed how much easier it is to play on a clarinet that is airtight. Wolfgang will also have a range of customised instruments and other accessories including mouthpieces for you to try and aspire to.

One unique aspect of this course is to have some limited opportunity for one to one help from the Course Director, on a first come first served basis. With over 30 years of teaching experience Andrew offers a unique perspective on improving your playing, drawing on his studies in Europe and the US, you can experience entirely new ways of teaching or improving your own playing.


Hope Park Campus Map

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Hope Park is a 30 acre landscaped campus, four miles from Liverpool city centre, in beautiful grounds in the Childwall area close to shops and local transport. It has easy access from the city centre/main rail station, John Lennon International Airport and is one mile from the end of the M62 motorway. Parking is available on site and passes will be issued on request.

Accommodation is all en-suite rooms with full board. This is one of the few music courses to offer the luxury of single rooms with private facilities.


The Hope Park Campus offers excellent catering facilities. Hope Park's newly refurbished food court 'Fresh Hope' includes a high-spec food hall, restaurant, coffee shop, lounge and convenience store. Lunch will consist of sandwiches or buffet style, with a full evening meal and breakfast included in the cost, this course is one of the least expensive and best value in the world.

Food hallShop

A regular bus route runs from the front of the halls to the town centre and local shopping district, so you can explore the exciting and vibrant city of Liverpool, or just do some shopping in Liverpool One centre.

Having listened to the feedback on previous years there will be a more relaxed timetable to enjoy the surroundings and absorb the things you have discovered.

The Clarinet Summer School is open to your suggestions and requests and we always try to meet reasonable request for assistance. If you would like to see something included on the course do please let us know. Some 1:1 time may be available but will be limited this year.

Course Fees
£349 Inclusive of all tuition – Full board and accommodation in single occupancy en suite rooms
£230 Non residential rate inclusive of meals
£60  Daily course rate + £50 per night accommodation B&B (if required)

Download application form

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

“IThere isn't much Andrew Roberts doesn't know about the mechanics of the clarinet and how to play it. At the annual Clarinet Summer School in Liverpool he shares this knowledge with enthusiasm and generosity. I have been to four Summer Schools and always come away energised and with lots of ideas about how to improve my playing. More recently his Clarinet Service provided an excellent service.”
Jenny Dale, New Mills

“Andrew, I have finally have a few minutes since returning home to send a short email to you regarding the Summer School. I can't thank you enough for a wonderful week of meeting new people and focusing in on clarinet specific issues in a way that I have never experienced before.
I have taken away a great deal of knowledge and information which has increased my clarinet-playing skills incredibly. I can hear a substantial difference in my sound compared to how I played before attending the course.
Thanks again for a wonderful experience and I look forward to being able to attend another Summer School whenever you end up putting one on again.”

Brad Gresham, Campbellville, Ontario, Canada

“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, Northern Ireland

“IMany thanks to the organisers of the 2004 Clarinet Summer School, which once again provided us all with a wonderful week of clarinet-related activities and opportunities!
I can't emphasise enough how much I have learnt from attending this course - the tutors do their utmost to enable everyone to achieve their full potential, and are unfailingly friendly and approachable.
The 'masterclass' format which was used in at least one session every day gave us all the chance to play to and listen to others, and to absorb a great deal of valuable information - even if we may not have realised it at the time!
The 'one-to-one' sessions, when we were given the opportunity to book some individual time with the tutors, were always extremely helpful, and I feel that in this respect the tutors actually go well above and beyond the call of duty - individual tuition at no extra cost does not generally feature on any other music courses I've been on!
One of the week's highlights for me was our clarinet choir's performance in the foyer of the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on the final evening of the course, which gave a welcome focus to our ensemble efforts. It's only now when I come to write about it that I realise how full our days actually were. Although nothing was compulsory, most people were keen to attend all the sessions available, including a film and talk about clarinet production (a real eye-opener!), a talk on clarinet-related health issues, a demonstration of the principles of the Alexander Technique, a CD listening session comparing different playing styles and an inspirational tutors' concert.
I'd recommend this course highly to anyone who has an interest in the clarinet - I shall certainly be back next year for more!”

Joanna Brown, London

31 July - 5 August 2011

Uppingham Rutland, UK - Victoria Soames, Director


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