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October 2016 Newsletter

30 September - 2 October 2016

Deutsche Klarinetten Gesellschaft Klarinette Symposium

Mainz, Germany

1 - 2 October 2016

Clarinettissimo! - Sean  Orsborne, Director

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington

Clarinettissimo 2016 will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, from 12:00-9PM at Seattle Pacific University. We have master classes, equipment dealers, a clarinet choir, a Workshop, and performances. This year's special guest is Deborah Bish. As before, all events remains FREE and open to the public.
We are also excited this year to be offering continuing education

Schedule of Events *subject to change*

Performances, Master Classes, Clarinet Choir Rehearsal, and Workshops will take place in the E. E. Bach Theater in McKinley Hall Vendors, information, and Clarinet Choir Parts will be in Beegle Hall.

Saturday, October 1

12 noon - Vendors open - come try clarinets, mouthpieces, barrels. Browse accessories and music.
1:30pm - Sean Osborn master class - email Sean Osborn to sign up to perform in the master class. Anyone may observe. Don't know what a master class is? click here
3:30pm - Mary Kantor Master Class - email Sean Osborn to sign up to perform in the master class. Anyone may observe. Don't know what a master class is? click here
5:30pm - Dinner Break. Vendors close for the day.
7pm - Deborah Bish Recital

Canzonetta, Op. 19 Gabriel Pierne
Two Pieces for Clarinet and Piano Paquito D'Rivera
Variations sur un air du pays d'Oc Louis Cahuzac
What Elsa's New? Eric P. Mandat
Fuzzy Bird Sonata Takashi Yoshimatsu
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin(Arranged by Timofei Dokshitser)

Sunday, October 2
12 noon - Vendors open - come try clarinets, mouthpieces, barrels. Browse accessories and music.
1pm - workshop on Tone
2:30pm - Deborah Bish Master Class - email Sean Osborn to sign up to perform in the master class. Anyone may observe. Don't know what a master class is? click here
4:30pm-5:30pm - Community Clarinet Choir rehearsal - anyone can participate. Parts available at info desk.
5pm - Vendors close for the year.
5:30 - Dinner break
7pm - Clarinettissimo 2016 concert.
Andante and Allegro Ernest Chausson Mary Kantor
Concerto for Clarinet and Piano, in A major, K. 622 Wolfgang Mozart Sean Osborn
Solo de Concours Andre Messager Deborah Bish
Quartet in d minor, Op. 9 No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Osborn) Sean Osborn, Jennifer Nelson, Mary Kantor, and Florie Rothenberg
TBA TBA Clarinet Choir - William Blayney, conductor

2 October 2016

Amicitia Duo  Concert and Master Class at Texas A & M University - VIP Mary Alice Druhan, Host with VIP's Diane Barger and Denise Gainey

Commerce, Texas

4 October 2016

Philadelphia Orchestra Community Outreach Concert with VIP Ricardo Morales and String Quartet

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


4 - 9 October 2016

VIP David Krakauer Perspectives Residency at the Stone

New York City


7 - 8 October 2016



8 October 2016

Cambridge, United Kingdom

9 October 2016

Michigan State University Clarinet Extravaganza - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director

East Lansing, Michigan

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Join us for a full day of clarinet! MSU clarinet professors Guy Yehuda and VIP's Mingzhe Wang will be joined by guest artists Jonathan Gunn and Julia Heinen for master classes, rehearsal, and concerts. 

Open to clarinetists at the high school level and above. Several vendors on premises for clarinet display and products.

Registration Fee: $25.00 

Register online by October 4

See artists' bios: faculty and guests

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 9

All events take place at Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 West Circle Drive, (MSU Campus) East Lansing, MI 48824


Please contact Ben Ebener by email or phone (517) 432-4373.

All events take place in Cook Recital Hall in the Music Building, conveniently located on West Circle Drive in North Campus. 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI  48824

Except for handicapped spaces, parking restrictions are not enforced on the weekends (unless otherwise noted). There are spaces directly in front of the Music Building, and behind (south) on West Circle. If none are available, the Visitor lot near Spartan Stadium (#62W on map above) is also available. 

Interactive Map to:
College of Music Building
Spartan Stadium Parking


12 - 15 October 2016

Quida Clarinet Festival

Quida, Colombia

Quindiclarinete: Place, University of quindío October 12: 8:00 am attendance register Inaugural Concert, quartet totte of Pereira. Classes from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. ...

 October 13,14 and 15 classes from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm University of quindío Concert 1, student recital and concert 4: Auditorium Euclid Jaramillo, University of quindío

Concert Concert 2 AND 3, auditorium edeq — with Carlos Arturo Díaz Cuítiva, Hernan Dario Gutierrez, Fredy Mauricio Pinzón, Cèsar Augusto Palmezano and Diego Alberto Palacio Alzate.

13 - 16 October 2016

12th Mercadante International Clarinet Competition,   VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director


14 - 15 October 2016

VIP Anthony McGill (Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) Soloist with the Armarilla Symphony

Armerilla, Texas

Anthony McGill

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Debussy Premiere Rhapsody and Chris Rogerson Clarinet Concerto (world premiere)

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Debussy Premiere Rhapsody and Chris Rogerson Clarinet Concerto (world premiere)
Amarillo Symphony Orchestra
Globe-News Center
Amarillo TX


October 14,  15
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Amarillo Symphony Orchestra
(806) 376-8782


Globe News Center
301 S Polk St #700
Amarillo, TX 79101 United States
+ Google Map
(806) 376-8782

15 - 16 October 2016

US Navy Band Clarinet Day at The Washington Navy Yard, with VIP Ricardo Morales, VIP Laura Grantier, Director

Washington, DC

Clarinet Day for College and High School Students

Navy Concert Band featuring Ricardo Morales
October 16, 2016

3:00 pm
Schlesinger Concert Hall
Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria, Virginia


Register Here: 2016 Clarinet Day Application

15 October 2016

Wyoming  Clarinet Day - Joshua Meitz, Director, with VIP Timothy Phillips

Casper, Wyoming


Please join us for the first ever Wyoming Clarinet Day! This event is FREE, open to all (clarinetists, non-clarinetists, young, experienced, professional,, beginner, expert, state marching band competitors... everyone is welcome! ). Buffet-Crampon Artist, Dr. Timothy S. Phillips of Troy University will be presenting a master class (contact Joshua R. Mietz to reserve your spot) and closing recital. Dr. Joshua R. Mietz will present an opening recital and conduct the clarinet choir. There will be two premiere's featured at this event: a new work by Carl Vollrath for clarinet and piano and our state song arranged for clarinet choir by Dr. Mietz! October 15, 2016.


15 October 2016

Valencia Clarinete Master Class

Valencia, Spain


17 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

For the first time in history two principal clarinettists VIP Franklin Cohen (former principal clarinet of Cleveland Orchestra) and Chris Richards (principal clarinet of London Symphony Orchestra) join forces alongside brilliant Kazakh pianist Dina Duisen.


Programme will include Mendelssohn's Concert Pieces for two clarinets and piano.  More information to be forthcoming

"... Franklin Cohen’s dreamy, liquid-toned performance of Debussy’s First Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra was extraordinary.” - The New York Times

"Duisen makes this sound easy; it almost sounds like she doesn't know how impressive a feat this is" - MusicWeb International

Franklin's website:

Franklin's performance on YouTube:

Chris' masterclass:

Dina's website:

Dina's page on Facebook:

Dina's performance on YouTube:

18 October 2016

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Master Class at the Royal Academy of Music

London, United Kingdom

Clarinet Master Class with Franklin Cohen free

Tuesday, 18.10.2016 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall


Franklin Cohen, former Principal Clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra and internationally renowned soloist, makes his first visit to the Academy to work with clarinet students on solo and orchestral works.


17 - 21 October 2016

Raasay Bass Clarinet Course - Sarah Watts, Director

Raasay, Scotland


20 October 2016

Andrew Marriner (Solo Clarinetist in the London Symphony) Master Class at the Royal Academy of Music

London, United Kingdom

Clarinet Master Class with Andrew Marriner - free

Thursday, 20.10.2016 18:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

6.30–9.30 pm

With Andrew Marriner, Principal Clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra and Visiting Professor of Clarinet at the Academy.

Free, no tickets required


20 - 22 October 2016



20 - 27 October 2016

Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition

Roure, France

Competition Jury:

- Pascal MORAGUES (France) President.
- Alessandro CARBONARE (Italie).
- Franklin COHEN (USA).
- Kenji MATSUMOTO (Japan).
- Patrick MESSINA (France).
- Antonio SAIOTE (Portugal).

- Observer : Aude RICHARD-CAMUS (France).



The Jacques Lancelot Clarinet Competition goal is to pay a tribute to one of the greatest clarinetists of the 20th Century.


Date : 20th to 27th October, 2016
Location : « Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Rouen » (50 avenue de la porte des champs, F-76000 Rouen, France) and the « Théâtre des Arts » (7 rue du Docteur Rambert, F-76000 Rouen, France).


Clarinetists of all nationality born between 20th October, 1981 and 20th October, 1998 may participate.
Finalists of the previous editions of the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition, except the First Prize winners, are exempted from pre-selection. However, registration is still required.
First Prize winners of the previous editions of the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition are not allowed to participate.


Delay and terms

Registration will be dealt with exclusively online on the website : The procedure includes an online payable fee of 120€. The fee is non refundable. At the end of the procedure, a print of the form must be filled in. The deadline for registration is 12th March, 2016.
After signing up, candidates must send the following by post :
- a print of the online form filled in and signed;
- a black and white passport size photo (for the press kit) ;
- a resume (vitae), in French or in English ;
- photocopy of identity papers (passport, or National ID card for members of the European Union) ;
- a CD with a recording of the pieces requested for the preselection round, with no inscription allowing an identification ;
- a letter vouching for the authenticity of the recording.
These must be postmarked by 12th March, 2016 at the latest, to the following address : Concours International de Clarinette Jacques Lancelot, 15 rue du Vallon, F-76840 Hénouville, France.

Validation and notification of registration

- Registration will be final once the form is filled, the fee payed, the full candidate folder has been received at the association, and after the execution board has validated it.
- A notification of the final registration will be sent to candidates via E-mail.
- The Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition will not be prosecutable in the event that a form isn't received.


- The program of the pieces will be available on the website from 1st October, 2015.
- Candidates must perform on genuine sheet music. Photocopies are prohibited (law extracts « loi du 11/03/1957, code pénal article 425 et loi du 30/06/1994 »).
- The Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition will not be held responsible in the event of frauding from the candidates.


- The competition will be held in four parts : preselection from a CD, two eliminatory phases (first round and semi-final) and a final with an orchestra.
- Aside from the preselection round, all of the events are opened to the public.
- The order in which candidates will be called will be determined at the beginning of the first round and will remain fixed for the 6 days of events.
- The jury will be working with a strict set of rules, its decisions are irrevocable.
- The jury's composition can be changed in the event that one of the members stands down.


- The canditates will be preselected from their CDs. The CD must not bear any inscription identifying the author.
- The recording must be free from all editing or technical modifications.

First Round

- A notice to attend will be sent by Email to each candidate accepted into the first round, informing them of the location, date and times of the rehearsal with piano.
- The candidates must present themselves on Thursday 20th October, 2016 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm at the secretariat of the competition (based at the CRR of Rouen, 50 avenue de la porte des champs, F-76000 Rouen, France), to confirm their participation.
- In the event a candidate wishes to drop out, inform the secretariat by Email (
- If a candidate is late, the decision to let them compete belongs to the jury. Its decisions are irrevocable.
- The events will be held between 22th, 23th and 24th October, 2016 at the CRR of Rouen, 50 avenue de la porte des champs, F-76000 Rouen, France).

Semi final

- The events will be held 25th and 26th October, 2016 at the CRR (50 avenue de la porte des champs, F-76000 Rouen, France).


- The final will be held 27th October, 2016 at the Théatre des Arts (7 rue du Docteur Rambert, F76000 Rouen, France).


- Training rooms will be made available for the candidates from 20th October, 2016 and during the entire competition. A planning for the usage of these rooms will be established by the management of the competition.
- For each candidate, a rehearsal with piano is planned to prepare for the first round and the semi final. An extra rehearsal is possible depending on availabilities from the accompanists at the expense of the candidate. The participants can also decide to be accompanied by the pianist of their choice, at their own expense.
- For the three finalists, rehearsals with the Orchestra of the Rouen Opera is planned Wednesday 26th October, 2016 in the evening or Thursday 27th October, 2016 in the morning.

Journey and accomodation

- The journey and the accomodation are at the expense of the candidates.

Recording and broadcasting

The management of the competition reserves the right to record all or part of the events, photograph or film the candidates for advertising, archiving, television or radio broadcasting, while respecting the rights of French musicians (article L212-3 du code de la propriété intellectuelle).

Rights and duty of the candidates

- Registration to the competition is also the candidate's engagement to participate to the touring attached to the First Prize, in the event that they win the competition.
- Failure to respect the rules of the competition is punishable by disqualification, in agreement with the President of the jury.


- The awarding of the First Prize will be carried out in two parts at the end of the competition, and at the end of the last concert of the day.
- The Second and Third Prize will be awarded at the end of the competition

22 October 2016

Berlin Philharmoniker Chamber Concert with VIP's Wenzel Fuchs, Stefan Dohr

Daishin Kashimoto (violin) Olaf Maninger (violoncello) Wenzel Fuchs (clarinet)... Stefan Dohr (horn) Yu Kosuge (piano) Program: Brahms Trio for horn, violin and piano in E Flat Op.40 Brahms Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano in A minor Op.114 Fibich Quintet for violin, horn, clarinet, cello and piano in D op.42 Information & Tickets:


22 October 2016

Vienna Klarinette Connection Concert

Vienna, Austria



22 October 2016

Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition - VIP Rose Sperrazza, Director

Chicago, Illinois

22 October 2016

23 October 2016

University of Toronto Clarinet Day with VIP Anthony McGill

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


23 October 2016

Rutgers University Woodwind Day - VIP Maureen Hurd-Hause and Faculty, Directors

New Brunswick, New Jersey

                                Please join us for our annual Rutgers Woodwind Day featuring guest artist, flutist Mimi Stillman, and Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty and students in recitals and master classes. The event occurs on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in Robert E. Mortensen Hall, Marryott Music Building, and Rehearsal Hall.

                               Meet and work with music faculty members of the Mason Gross School of the Arts: Bart Feller and Kaoru Hinata, flute; Maureen Hurd, clarinet; Paul Cohen, saxophone; Andrew Adelson and Erin Banholzer oboe; and Roger Nye, bassoon. Hear performances by faculty as well as Mason Gross undergraduate and graduate music students, including a DMA Oboe Candidate Oscar Petty in lecture-recital. Participate in master classes, workshops, and performances.

Schedule of Events

11:15 a.m. - Registration
11:30 p.m. - Introduction and Faculty/Student Showcase Concert
1 p.m. - Mason Gross Faculty Master Classes (Bart Feller and Kaoru Hinata, Flute; Andrew Adelson and Erin Banholzer, Oboe; Maureen Hurd, Clarinet; Paul Cohen, Saxophone)
2 p.m. - Mimi Stillman, Flute, Guest Master Class
2 p.m. - Oscar Petty, Oboe, Doctor of Musical Arts degree candidate Lecture-Recital
3 p.m. - Mason Gross Faculty Master Class (Roger Nye, Bassoon)
3:30 p.m. - D’Addario Presentation: Clarinet and Saxophone Reeds, Mouthpieces, and More
5 p.m. - Mimi Stillman, Flute, Guest Recital

                             The event is open to professionals, amateurs, students, teachers, parents, and music directors from the greater New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York areas. All woodwind enthusiasts (professionals, and amateurs of all ages and abilities) are encouraged to attend and to play in master classes.

                             Participants will have the opportunity to try and purchase a vast assortment of woodwind instruments and accessories including D'Addario (who will also give a product presentation), Elefante Music (who also provide free onsite minor repairs), Flute Pro Shop, Woodwind Workshop (Kristin Bertrand), and CW Reeds (bassoon reeds).Registration fee is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Parents/guardians attend free.

                             For more information and online registration, go to:

                             This event may be used for professional development by public school instructors. Teachers may request a certificate from the Mason Gross Extension Division documenting their participation in this event.

25 - 27 October 2016

Antonio Fraioli Master Class

Valencia, Spain

28 - 30 October 2016

14th International Contest for Clarinet

Carlino, Italy


28 October - 7 November 2016

Aurora Master Classes and Festival - with VIP Yehuda Gilad

Trollhattan Vanemborg, Sweden




30 October 2016


To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain is hosting a day of celebrations on Sunday 30 October 2016 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. We hope that this day will be an inspirational and enjoyable event for children, students, adults, amateurs, enthusiasts and professional players alike.

CASSGB is very grateful to a range of guest artists and sponsors for helping make this event possible. All event details and how to book are below. We look forward to seeing you in October!

Trade exhibitions with all the latest instruments, accessories and publications will be present throughout the day. There will be trade presentations, masterclasses for clarinet a
...nd saxophone students, and also a special workshop on woodwind doubling by West End theatre musician Sarah James. At the start of the day there will be an opportunity for participants to play in a massed clarinet and saxophone choir.

Guest artists include:
British Clarinet Ensemble - (UK)
David Blumberg - clarinet (USA) sponsored by Backun musical services
Rob Buckland - saxophone (UK)
Ebonites clarinet ensemble - (UK)
Guildhall School of Music Saxophones - (UK)
Nicolas Fargeux - clarinet (France) sponsored by D'Addario
Kyle Horch - saxophone (UK)
Jess Gillam - saxophone (UK) sponsored by Vandoren and Yanagisawa
Tom Lessels - clarinet (UK) sponsored by Buffet Group and Howarths
Marici Saxes - (UK)
Sarah Watts - bass clarinet
tcb - Selmer artist

A full list of sponsors and Trade is on the CASS Website.

Two competitions will also feature at the event. The finals of the CASSGB Under-19 Clarinet Competition will be open for all to attend, and the winning entry of the CASS Saxophone Composition Competition will be performed.

The event will run from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm with an evening Gala Concert starting at 6.30 pm. This will feature artists who have taken part in the day, as well as appearances by clarinettists Nancy Braithwaite (Netherlands) and David Campbell, recently retired as Artistic Director of CASSGB

CASS Clarinet Competition Finals - CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 15th September 2016.

London, United Kingdom

Entrants must be aged 19 or under on 31st December 2016.


1st Prize - An Uebel Advantage A Clarinet
2nd Prize - Products from Vandoren
3rd Prize - printed music up to the value of £100 from Wiener Urtext


To enter this competition participants are requested to submit an Audio recording of two own choice contrasting pieces of no more than 8 minutes in length with or without piano.

Recordings can be submitted by online via soundcloud or mp3, or posted by CD, together with a completed entry form detailing chosen repertoire for Round 2 and the Final.
All participants are asked to prove their age by sending a copy of their passport or birth certificate.

An accompanist will be available on the day. Rehearsals will be limited to a short play immediately before allocated competition times. Participants are welcome to bring their own accompanist at their own expense. An entrance fee of £20 by cheque made payable to CASS GB should be sent with your entry. This fee will also include one year's free student membership to CASS.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 15th September 2016.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email, by 1st October 2016.
The judges decision is final and we will be unable to give feedback to those who don’t progress through to the next rounds.

Repertoire for Round 1:

Recorded submission:
Free choice of two contrasting works up to eight minutes maximum. Submission by Souncloud, MP3 or CD.

Repertoire for Round 2:

15 minutes of mixed repertoire from the following list (can include movements of), to include one solo work.

Works with piano:

Malcolm Arnold - Sonatina
Gerald Finzi- Five Bagatelles
William Hurlstone - Four Characteristic pieces
Joseph Horovitz - Sonatina
John McCabe - Three pieces
Paul Reade - Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite
Charles V. Stanford - Three Intermezzi
Vaughan Williams - 6 Studies on English Folk Song

Unaccompanied works:

Malcolm Arnold - Fantasy
Richard Rodney Bennett - Sonatina
Paul Harvey - Three studies on Themes of Gershwin
James MacMillan - From Galloway
James Rae - any study on any grade 6 and above list from 40 Modern Studies
Edwin Roxburgh - Wordsworth Minitures

Final Round:

Maximum 20 minutes
First or last Movement from Mozart Concerto (Bflat or A clarinet),
Weber Concerto 1 or 2
Weber Concertino (Complete).

Plus a selection of works from round 2 including one solo item. You may include works performed in round 2.


Download application form here



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