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November 2019 Newsletter


                                        West Virginia University (Morgantown) has an opening for a graduate assistantship in clarinet, beginning August 2020

Dear Clarinet Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that the School of Music at West Virginia University has an opening for a graduate assistantship in clarinet, beginning August 2020. This will be for a highly qualified student working towards a DMA or MM degree. The assistantship duties include performing in the WVU Graduate Wind Quintet, assisting the clarinet studio, and other responsibilities that match up with the student’s skills and interests and the needs of the School of Music. These duties could include teaching aural theory, recording live concerts, large ensemble administration, etc. The Graduate Assistantship includes waiver of full WVU tuition (does not include College of Creative Arts tuition, university fees, or applied fees), a stipend of at least $13,500, and health benefits.

If you have any students or know anyone who might be interested, please ask them to contact me at

My studio phone number is (304) 293-4893.


Dr. John Weigand

Professor of Music, Clarinet

West Virginia University



Clarinet Assistantship at the University of Delaware for Fall 2020 - Application deadline: January 15, 2020
Mon 11/18/2019 5:14 PM
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Dear Mike,


I hope this finds you well amidst this busy time of the year! I wanted to quickly call your attention to a projected Graduate Assistantship in Clarinet at the University of Delaware’s Department of Music in advance of our application deadline: January 15, 2020. The assistantship typically includes applied lessons for minor and other non-major students, the clarinet portion of woodwind methods, and additional duties as assigned by the department. Our graduate students benefit from tuition remission (up to 100%), stipends, benefits and funding for professional development opportunities including competitions, festivals and conference opportunities.

Our alumni regularly go on to pursue doctoral work at excellent institutions and are gainfully employed through various avenues in the field of music. Our faculty is comprised of remarkable artist teachers in the Mid-Atlantic region who perform with ensembles ranging from the Delaware Symphony to the pit of Aladdin on Broadway.


Our top large instrumental ensembles include the Symphony Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble, both of which tour regionally, nationally and internationally on a regular basis. For example, the UD Symphony Orchestra toured China in Summer 2018 and the Wind Ensemble toured Spain in Summer 2019. Additionally, chamber music is a significant part of our department culture. I invite interested applicants to examine our department webpages:


The city of Newark, Delaware, is located less than an hour from Philadelphia International Airport and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Opportunities exist to regularly hear the Philadelphia Orchestra and other world class ensembles. Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City are all easily accessible by train or automobile. Our beautiful campus is an integral part of Newark.


If you have any students, friends, colleagues or acquaintances that may be interested, please feel free to share my contact information with them.



Christopher Nichols, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Clarinet

University of Delaware Department of Music

Roselle Center for the Arts 225


27 October - 7 November 2019

Ronald Van Spaendonck Latin American Tour

Peru, Panama, and Mexico


1 - 3 November 2019

Les Delices Chamber Concerts featuring Period Instrument performances of Beethoven & Mozart Wind and Piano Quintets

Akron and Cleveland, Ohio

Les Delices Ensemble, which specializes in Period Instrument performance of which Colin Larson is a part of is performing 3 concerts 1 - 3 November in Akron and Cleveland.    Information on      .  Works being played are the Beethoven Quintet for Piano and Winds  Op 16 and the Mozart  similar Quintet K 452.


1 - 3 November 2019

ADEC VIII Clarinet Congress




4 November 2019

VIP David Krakauer performs with Pittsburgh Jewish Festival Concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall

New York City

4 - 8 November 2019

XXVII Festival Universitario de Clarinete

Clarinet in Latin America


9 November 2019

Clarinet Jazz Weekend with Senior VIP Eddie Daniels and Milan Rereicha

Weinfelden, Switzerland

9 November 2019

ClariPeru Clarinet Festival del Norte - Marco Antonio Mazzini, Director

Chico, Peru

9 November 2019

Kent State University Clarinet Day - Amitai Vardi., Director, with VIP Eli Eban (Professor at Iniana University)



9  and 10 November 2019

VIP and Associate Solo Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony John Bruce Yeh performs Copland Clarinet Concerto with the North Stat Symphony

Chico, California

9 - 11 November 2019


10 November 2019

VIP Sabine Grofmeier Hamburg Serenade Recital

Hamburg, Germany

13 - 16 November 2019

Rio de Janeiro International Clarinet Festival

14 November 2019 -  3 - 5 PM

VIP Lawrie Bloom (Bass Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony) Master Class at the Buffet Crampon New York Showroom

New York City


14 - 15 November 2019

Senior VIP Eddie Daniels and Milan Rericha Master Classes and Concert

Budapest, Hungary


15 November 2019

Picardie Clarinet Ensemble Concert

Vendredi, France

16 November 2019

US Navy Band Clarinet Day - VIP Laura Grantier, Director, with Guest Bil Jackson from Vanderbilt University


Kenmore Middle School - 202 S Carlin Springs Rd

Arlington, Virginia

                     U.S. Navy Band Clarinet Day is an annual event that features a mix of performances, lectures and masterclasses designed to inspire and educate clarinetists of all ages. This one-day event is typically held each fall in the Washington, D.C., area. This year’s events take place Nov. 16, 2019, featuring guest artist Bil Jackson, of Vanderbilt University.

                   All registrants have the opportunity to play side-by-side with members of the Navy Band clarinet section in the large Festival Clarinet Choir. For early registrants, a limited number of lesson times are also available for one-on-one clarinet instruction. Another highlight is the Joint Service Recital, an experience unique to Navy Band Clarinet Day, which showcases performances by clarinetists in the premier bands of the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines. Participants also have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of clarinet-related vendors.

                Featured guest artists and clinicians in recent years have included Sean Osborne, Richie Hawley, Ricardo Morales, Eugene Mondie, Jeremy Reynolds, Larry Combs, and Julie DeRoche.

               Registration for Clarinet Day will open one month prior to the event. For more information on this year’s Clarinet Day, please continue to check here for updates or follow the Navy Band’s social media accounts.


16 November 2019

David Van Maele Soloist in Navarro 3rd Clarinet Concerto with the NS Orkest

The Netherlands

16 November 2019

Furman University Single Reed Day - Marcella Frese, Director

Greenville, South Carolina

One-day workshop for middle school and high school students who play clarinet and saxophone. No audition required. Spend the day with us! Lunch is provided. All events take place on the Furman University campus, Daniel Music Building and McAlister Auditorium.

Download and Print an informational flier.


16 November 2019

IV Clarinet Meeting

Murcia, Spain

16 - 17 November 2019

Picardie Clarinet Competition

Amiens, France

16 - 17 November 2019

University of Montevallo Single Reed Symposium - Dr Lori Ardovino, Director

Montavallo, Alabama

The 5th Annual Single Reed Symposium will be November 16-17 at the University of Montevallo. Guest Artist will include Libby Crawford, Denise Gainey, Kim Bain, The Cahaba Saxophone Quartet, the Yellow Hammer Saxophone Quartet, the Blackwood Clarinet Quartet the UM Clarinet Choir and UM Sax Quartet. Conductors of the festival ensembles are Dakota Bromley and Cheryl Marsh O'Brien. This event is for clarinet and saxophonists of ALL AGES! Please see the link for more information.…/worksho…/single-reed-symposium/

Brazilian Clarinet Festival

USP and UNESP, Brazil - Dates below


22 November 2019

Guy Dangain Book Concert Event

Paris, France


22 November 2019

New York Licorice Clarinet Ensemble Concert at the State University of New York at Purchase - VIP Ayako Oshima, Director

Purchase, New York

22 November 2019

Dr Jeremy Reynolds Recital and Master Class at the Queen's College

Belfast, Ireland

23 November 2019

Park Ave Chamber Orchestra Inside Out Concert with VIP Jon Manasse performing Copland Clarinet Concertp

New York City


We are pleased to announce that Buffet Crampon, makers of the finest clarinets in the world for over 190 years, is a sponsor of SOUNDS OF AMERICA, featuring Jon Manasse as soloist in the Copland Clarinet Concerto. In this concert, you get to sit INSIDE THE ORCHESTRA for an unforgettable experience. The program also includes Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite featuring a multimedia presentation by WQXR radio personality
Elliott Forrest and Barber's Adagio for Strings.

                                                                                    There is limited seating to this event--be sure to get your tickets now.

This InsideOut Concerts(tm) production is designed for Adults. For the Family InsideOut Experience designed for families, children and caregivers, see the 2 PM event.


Copland Appalachian Spring Suite
Copland Clarinet Concerto - Jon Manasse, Soloist
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Experience the austere stoicism of the American frontier, alluring jazz idioms and riveting dance combined with passionate lyricism centered on New York City through evocative music performed around you while sitting inside a full symphony orchestra. This InsideOut Concerts(tm) production features renowned clarinetist Jon Manasse as the soloist in Copland's Clarinet Concerto.


23 - 24 November 2019

ClarinItaly Masterclass

Rome, Italy

24 November 2019

VIP Boris Allakhverdyan Master Class at the Buffet New York Showroom


30 November 2019 - Appication Deadline

Vienna International Music Competition

Vienna, Austria

2nd Vienna International Music Competition

Winners' concert at Vienna Konzerthaus


We would like to inform you about the 2nd Vienna International Music Competition, which could be a very enriching experience for musicians wishing to perform at the emblematic Vienna Konzerthaus. The application deadline is 30 November 2019. Please, we kindly ask you to disseminate this information.

Many thanks for your consideration. With our best wishes,

Adam Schmidt - Administration - Vienna International Music Competition

2nd Vienna International Music Competition

Open to ALL instruments - ALL ages

Piano - Strings - Voice - Wind - Chamber Music

Recitals at Vienna KONZERTHAUS

Over 35.000€ in prizes

Video recording, cash prizes, management

Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

Online Competition (Video Selection - No travel required)

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