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1 October 2017


Benefit Concert for the Puerto Rico Relief with VIP Ricardo Morales and the Dali Quartet


North Wales Pennsylvania             






Dali Quartet and Puerto Rican clarinetist Ricardo Morales from The Philadelphia Orchestra were scheduled to play a concert on Sunday October 1st at the Sala Sinfonica Pablo Casals in Puerto Rico. 


Due to the devastation of the hurricanes Irma and Maria, the concert was postponed.


Dali Quartet and Ricardo Morales decided to host the concert in North Wales PA, and raise funds to help Puerto Rico.


Program will include a work by Pacquita Rivera and the Weber Clarinet Quintet Op 34


We would like everyone to join us to show our Puerto Rican friends and families our support.

All proceeds will be contributed to United for Puerto Rico. If you are not able to attend the concert, you may donate by clicking here

For more information about the concert visit this 


2 - 7 October 2017


Bangkok, Thailand



6 October 2017


David Shifrin Master Class - University of Oregon - VIP Wonkak Kim, Host


6 October 2017


Paris, France




October 7 - 8 2017




Seattle Pacific University  - Washington

Clarinettissimo 2017 will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, 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 TBA. As before, all events remains FREE and open to the public.

We are also offering continuing education CLOCK HOURS.

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 7

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 - Laura Grantier Recital

Carl Maria von Weber Concertino in E-flat Major, Op. 26
Joan Tower Wings
Ferruccio Busoni Elegie in E-flat Major, BV 286
Francis Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Felix Mendelssohn Concertpiece No. 1 for Clarinet, Basset-Horn, and Piano

Sunday, October 8
12 noon - Vendors open - come try clarinets, mouthpieces, barrels. Browse accessories and music.
1pm - Jazz workshop
2:30pm - Special Guest 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.
5:30pm - Dinner Break. Vendors close for the year.
7pm - Clarinettissimo 2017 concert.
Henri Rabaud Solo de Concours
Gioachino Rossini Introduction, Theme, and Variations
Dan Welcher Dante Dances
Franz Doppler Andante and Rondo, Op. 25
Yvonne Desportes French Suite
Sean Osborn Mpingo Funk for clarinet choir

For 15 years, I have produced free concerts and festivals.
To help keep events free, please consider a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation today.


Senior Chief Musician Laura Grantier, from Natchez, MI and Denham Springs, LA, joined the Navy Band in 1995, and is now Principal Clarinet. She earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama in 1993 and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America in December 2012. She was appointed assistant principal clarinet in 2001. Prior to her appointment with the Navy Band she was pursuing a Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music.

Grantier has traveled to Guatemala and Costa Rica to perform recitals and teach masterclasses. She has performed at the Morges Music Festival in Morges, Switzerland, and with the NSO, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis, Arlington, McLean, New World, and Tuscaloosa Symphonies. She was principal clarinet of the American-Russian Youth Orchestra in 1995 and was a semi-finalist in the 1992 Ciudad de Dos Hermanas competition in Seville, Spain and the 1996 International Clarinet Association Young Artists Competition in Paris, France. She has appeared as a soloist with the Navy Band, Alabama Symphony, Susquehanna University Wind Ensemble, Alabama Wind Ensemble, CUA Orchestra and was also a featured soloist at the 2013 CMEA conference, the 2012, 2014, and 2016 International Clarinet Association Conference, the 2009 GMEA conference, and the 23rd annual Alabama Honor Band Festival (2007) in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

She founded Navy Band Clarinet Day in 2012, and is the Executive Director of the Harborwinds Clarinet Quartet. Her teachers include Eugene Mondie, Kenneth Grant, and Scott Bridges.

Sean Osborn has traveled the world as soloist and chamber musician, and during his eleven years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the American Symphony Orchestra. The New York Times dubbed him " excellent clarinetist," the Boston Globe called him "...a miracle," and Gramophone "...a master." With over forty concertos in his repertoire, Sean has also recorded dozens of CDs for London, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Albany, and others, as well as premiering works by Philip Glass, John Adams, John Corigliano, Chen Yi, and Jennifer Higdon to name a few. He has performed at many festivals including Marlboro, Seattle Chamber Music, Aspen, Zagreb Bienalle, Pacific Rims, and Colorado. Sean has received grants from many organizations, including the NEA and the Aaron Copland Fund. He is also an award-winning composer whose works have been played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Marlboro Music Festival, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic among others. As an educator, he has presented over 100 master classes around the world, developed many multi-media educational series, and served on the faculty of the University of Washington and the Cornish College of the Arts.

Professor of Clarinet at Seattle Pacific Universty, Mary Kantor received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Washington and graduated from the Academy of Music in Vienna with Honors in clarinet performance, class of Rudolf Jettel. As a soloist, she has performed the Mozart Concerto and Richard Strauss' Duet-Concertino with Philharmonia Northwest. She has also performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, as well as on numerous movie soundtracks. She also coaches both the Seattle Youth Symphony and Cascade Youth Symphony clarinet sections, and appears in Who's Who in America, 59th and 60th editions. Recent projects include concerts with the Sound Ensemble, and a new CD with the Seattle Jewish Chorale entitled The Light of Tradition- Hanukkah in the Northwest.

Dash Point native Jennifer Nelson is currently Principal Clarinet with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Auburn Symphony Orchestras. She also has a very active freelance career, including playing Broadway-style shows at the Fifth Avenue and Paramount Theaters, extra with the Seattle Symphony and Opera Orchestras, and recordings for various television, motion picture, and video game scores. She is also Affiliate Artist Faculty in Clarinet at the University of Puget Sound, in addition to having several students in her private studio in Seattle for many years. Ms. Nelson has also traveled throughout the United States with the national touring companies of Phantom of the Opera and New York City Opera. In addition to her stateside concerts, Jennifer's orchestral and recital performances have also taken her to Mexico, Japan, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Honduras, and most recently, India.

Dr. Florie Rothenberg enjoys an active performing career, playing with several Seattle area concert and pit orchestras, including the Auburn Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Tacoma Opera. She has worked in film scoring in Seattle, and has her own CD, Voices of Trees, Modern Works by Women Composers for Clarinet and Piano, available on Origin Classical Records. Splitting her time between performing and teaching, Florie Rothenberg works with clarinetists of all ages and levels, drawing students from around the entire Puget Sound region. She has taught at Central Washington University and the University of Arizona, and is currently on the faculty of the University of Puget Sound Community Music. Dr. Rothenberg earned a D.M.A. from the University of Arizona, a M.M. from the University of Michigan and a B.M. from the University of the Pacific. Her teachers include Jerry Kirkbride, David Shifrin and William Dominik.
William Blayney is a Buffet Crampon Performing Artist. He has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, 5th Avenue Theater and this year has been asked to play Principal Clarinet with the Seattle Philharmonic. Mr. Blayney is an authority on historical clarinet recordings and has given lectures and master classes at ICA conventions, the Eastman School of Music, University of Florida, and LSU in Louisiana. Mr. Blayney also conducts the Northwest Clarinet Choir, All City Clarinets, and the Greenwood Concert Band.

Steve Treseler is a Seattle-based saxophonist, clarinetist, teaching artist, and author. DownBeat calls his music "beautifully crafted ensemble pieces—whether free, through-composed, or somewhere in beetween." Steve has released two albums as a leader, Resonance and Center Song featuring Ingrid Jensen, which received a four-star review in DownBeat and made the magazine's Best Albums of 2014 list. Steve and Ingrid were featured on NPR's Jazz Night in America. Steve performs and leads creative music workshops across the U.S. He teaches at Seattle Pacific University and is the founder of the Game Symphony Workshop, which helps musicians unlock creativity through group improvisation. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller Creativity Triggers for Musicians, The Living Jazz Tradition: A Creative Guide to Improvisation and Harmony, and the Creative Music Blog. Steve is a Conn-Selmer endorsing artist. Visit his website at

CRN #33 CEU 3810: 1.5 Units $20.00 Flat
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Mary Kantor
SPU, Beegle Hall 1 & Bach Theatre, Seattle, Washington

Questions? Call the School of Education, Continuing Education at 800/589-4038 or 206/281-2028 or email us at

Email Sean at

7 October 2017



Colorado State University Clarinet Day with VIP Mark Nuccio (Solo Clarinetist with Houston Symphony)


Save the Date


                    Saturday October 7, 2017. I'm happy to be hosting Colorado Clarinet Day again this coming year with guest artist Mark Nuccio This is now the 6th year of this event organized annually by the clarinet professors of our state. Thanks to Daniel Silver, Lauren Jacobson, Jeremy Reynolds, Jason Shafer, Michelle Joseph Orman Abby Raymond for the support. ... We've had some great artists over the years: 2017 - Mark Nuccio (Host: Colorado State University) 2016 - Jon Manasse (Host: University of Northern Colorado) 2015 - Caroline Hartig (Host: University of Denver) 2014 - Larry Combs & Daryl Coad (Host: University of Colorado) 2013 - James Campbell & Kimberly Cole Luevano (Host: Colorado State University) 2012 - Robert Spring & Lee Livengood (Host: Colorado State University)



8 October 2017



12 - 15  October 2017



Mercadante International Clarinet Competition - VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director


Bari, Italy





13 - 15 October 2017


Konzert | Sendung am 13.10.2017 um 20:03 Uhr

VIP Ecesu Sertesen beim Brandenburgischen StaatsorchesterZarathustra und Omar

Live aus Frankfurt/Oder


Frankfurt, Germany



              Was haben die beiden Perser Zarathustra und al-Khayyam in einem klassischen Musikprogramm verloren? Das Brandenburgische Staatsorchester hat Ecesu Sertesen eingeladen, Fazıl Says Klarinettenkonzert "Khayyam" zu spielen. Chef Howard Griffiths dirigiert außerdem Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra".


             Das großbesetzte Orchester dominiert das Programm des Abends, den wir live (zeitversetzt von 19.30 Uhr) aus der Konzerthalle CPE Bach in Frankfurt an der Oder übertragen: Ein Feuerwerk an Klangfarben entfaltet Richard Strauss in seiner Tondichtung frei nach Friedrich Nietzsche über den orientalischen Religionsstifter Zarathustra. Ebenso auf orchestralen Glanz aus war der englisch-polnische Dirigent Leopold Stokowski, als er die berühmte d-Moll-Orgeltoccata von Johann Sebastian Bach für ein modernes Sinfonieorchester bearbeitet hat. So kommt es zu einer leichten Ironie am Rande - die Orgel in der Taufkirche Heinrich von Kleists, der heutigen Konzerthalle CPE Bach, erklingt in Richard Strauss' Tondichtung als ein Instrument unter vielen anderen im Orchester, während sie in Stokowskis Arrangement komplett ersetzt wird.


            Für den erkrankten Schweizer Musiker Reto Bieri ist die aus der Türkei stammende Klarinettistin Ecesu Sertesen eingesprungen. Sie spielt in Frankfurt das Konzert "Khayyam", das Fazıl Say vor sechs Jahren für das Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival und die Solistin Sabine Meyer komponiert hat. Wie man es von dem türkischen Komponisten und Pianisten kennt, mischt er unerschrocken und innovativ musikalische Stile aller Epochen und Regionen zu einem ganz eigenen. Die Solistin hat das Werk, das Say dem persischen Mathematiker und Dichter Omar al-Khayyam gewidmet hat, schon mehrfach - vor allem in der Türkei - aufgeführt.


           Live aus der Konzerthalle Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Frankfurt/Oder


Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata und Fuge d-Moll BWV 565 (Orchestrierung: Leopold Stokowski)


Fazıl Say
"Khayyam" - Klarinettenkonzert op. 36

ca. 20.55 Uhr Konzertpause, darin: Chefdirigent Howard Griffiths und Orchesterintendant Peter Sauerbaum im Gespräch mit Volker Michael


Richard Strauss
"Also sprach Zarathustra"

Ecesu Sertesen, Klarinette
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Leitung: Howard Griffiths



14 - 15 October 2017


1st Festival de Clarinettes


San Martin de los Andes



14 - 15 October 2017




14 - 22 October 2017


Carl Nielsen Master Classes


Assens, Denmark






15 October 2017


Senior VIP Stanley Drucker performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Massapequa (Long Island) Philharmonic, David Bernard, Music Director


Massapequa, New York



15 October 2017


Buffet Clarinet and Vandoren Day


St Petersburg, Florida




15 October 2017


VIP Charles Neidich Chamber Concert with the Halcyon Chamber Series


Brooklyn, New York



Check out our upcoming Halcyon Chamber Series concert at Scholes Street Studio on Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 pm! We will be joined by our good friends Anthony Bracewell and Sergey Prokofyev for Wolf's 'Italian Serenade' and pieces of Gorécki's haunting string quartet, 'Quasi Una Fantasia'. Finally, we are honored to be joined by special guest artist Charles Neidich for a performance of Brahms Clarinet Quintet! Get your tickets at before they go! Wine and beer served as always. Hope to see you there! — with Ann Marie Bermont.




20 October 2017


VIP Ricardo Morales Master Class at Penn State University


York, Pennsylvania


Backun Musical and Menchey Music present Ricardo Morales, Principal Clarinet of The Philadelphia Orchestra, in Master class at Penn State York in York, PA on Sat...urday, October 7th from 1-3pm! This event is FREE and open to educators and players of all ages. Contact to RSVP or request an opportunity to perform.



21 October 2017

2017 McGill Clarinet Day


McGill University's clarinet faculty present the 1st annual McGill Clarinet Day on October 21, 2017. It's a day of classes, workshops and recitals for clarinet students, performers and enthusiasts of all ages and levels!

Join us in Clara Hall at McGill University's Schulich School of Music for a full day of clarinet events from 9:00am-6:00pm. See schedule below.

Clarinet Day will include exhibits by our sponsors Buffet Crampon,  Twigg musique and Vandoren.


Todd Cope (Principal Clarinet OSM)




Todd Cope is currently Principal Clarinet of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.  Prior to his appointment with the OSM, Todd was a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Canada) and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.  Todd graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati where he studied with Richie Hawley.  He also completed a Professional Studies Certificate at the Colburn School where he studied with Yehuda Gilad.  Other teachers include Carmine Campione, Greg Raden, and Deborah Ungaro Fabian. 

As a concerto soloist, he has been featured with the l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, the Music Academy of the West and the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, among others.  His solo performances have been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and From the Top with host Christopher O’Riley.  In addition, Todd has performed with the Sun Valley and Gran Teton Summer Symphony Orchestras, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and has held fellowships at the Aspen and Eastern music festivals, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West, and the American Institute of Music Studies in Graz, Austria. 

Dedicated to education, Todd has given masterclasses and taught privately across North America and is currently on the faculty at the Schulich School of Music at McGill Unversity.  Todd is an exclusive Buffet Crampon and Vandoren performing artist.  

Alain Desgagné (Associate Principal Clarinet OSM)



Alain Desgagne has been a Professional Clarinetist for more than 25 years. He started his career in the Victoria Symphony as second clarinet, then moved on to become the Solo Clarinet of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and is now, since 2001, Associate Principal Clarinet of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under the Direction of Kent Nagano.  Throughout the years, he has been an active soloist and Chamber Musician (notably with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the WSO and the group Kiosque à Musique)

Mr. Desgagne is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and has been teaching and performing at several prestigious Music Festivals such as: Marrowstone Music Festival in Washington State, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Prisma in British Columbia. In 2010, he was a guest lecturer at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

He has been a guest solo clarinetist with many orchestras such as the Seattle International Music Festival, I Musici and the National Orchestra of Italy in Martina Franca.

Mr. Desgagne had the privilege of serving on the Board of the OSM and Maison Kekpart, a youth organisation in the south shore of Montreal.

Simon Aldrich (Principal Clarinet Orchestre Métropolitain)



Called "a spectacular player" by The Los Angeles Times, holder of a doctorate and two masters degrees from Yale University and nominated for an Opus Award as "Discovery of the Year", Simon Aldrich is currently solo clarinet of l'Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, as well as a member of Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. He has also been solo clarinet of the Chicago Classical Symphony and the Colorado Philharmonic. His teachers have included David Shifrin, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Robert Marcellus and Emilio Iacurto and he has also attended Northwestern University and McGill University. He has performed as soloist with the Toronto Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Orchestra London, Chicago Classical Symphony, Chicago North Shore Chamber Symphony, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, l’Orchestre Métropolitain and the Fanshawe Orchestra. With Nouvel Ensemble Moderne Simon has performed across Canada, the United States, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Australia and Japan. His cd of Elliott Carter's Clarinet Concerto won an Opus Award for Best Contemporary Recording in 2002. He is heard regularly on CBC radio and has recorded for the CD labels Atma, SNE, Analekta, CBC, UMMUS, Montaigne Auvidis, Amberola and Sächsische Tonträger. Simon is an Assistant Professor of Music at McGill University and is artistic director of The Jeffery Summer Concerts in London, ON. and has had articles on the composer Johann Melchior Molter published in the American journals Continuo and The Clarinet.


Michael Dumouchel (Solo Eb Clarinet OSM)



A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, clarinetist Michael Dumouchel studied with Stanley Hasty, Robert Marcellus, and Harold Wright. Currently, Mr. Dumouchel holds the posts of solo E-flat clarinet and second B-flat clarinet with the  Montreal Symphony Orchestra - posts he has held for more than 30 years. As a chamber musician, Mr. Dumouchel has performed with Musica Camerata Montreal for the past 25 years. Mr. Dumouchel also teaches clarinet at McGill University. He has recorded on London/Decca, Centrediscs, CBC, DGG, and CRI.

Guest appearance by André Moisan (Solo Bass Clarinet/Saxophone OSM)


Biography (in French):


André Moisan est réputé pour sa maîtrise de toutes les clarinettes, ainsi que pour sa musicalité raffinée et la clarté de son jeu.

Depuis 1977, il s’est produit régulièrement en concert, à la radio et télévision, tant comme soliste que comme chambriste. Ses nombreux concerts à l'étranger, notamment au Carnegie Hall, au Royal Concertgebouw et à Radio-Berlin, lui ont valu de se hisser parmi les interprètes de premier plan. Il a eu le privilège de jouer sous la direction de chefs réputés, surtout avec l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Il faisait d'ailleurs ses débuts avec cet orchestre en 1977 sous la direction d’Andrew Davis et par la suite il fut régulièrement soliste invité sous la baguette de Charles Dutoit et depuis, avec Kent Nagano.Il occupe, au sein de l’OSM, le pupitre de saxophone solo et de clarinette basse depuis mai 1999. Il est également professeur agrégé à la faculté de musique de  l’Université de Montréal où il enseigne depuis 1989.


Il fut membre de la Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) de 1977 à 2001 et  il fut aussi membre du Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (le NEM) de 1989 à 1996.

Au cours de sa carrière, André Moisan a reçu de nombreux prix et boursier du conseil des arts à maintes reprises. Il a d’ailleurs été en nomination à quatre reprises pour le prix Opus comme soliste, chambriste et chef d’orchestre.

Animateur et pédagogue accompli, il a dirigé pendant dix années à l’OSM, pour la série Matinées Jeunesse dès 1998, ainsi que pour la série Jeux d'enfants. Finaliste à plusieurs reprises, il a  remporté le prix Opus du « Concert famille » de l’année 2003 pour un concert de cette série et à nouveau à titre de chef d’orchestre avec l’OSM en 2007. André Moisan dirige régulièrement au Canada et à l’étranger.

Virtuose reconnu internationalement pour son jeu sur toutes les clarinettes imaginables ainsi que tous les saxophones, André Moisan a commencé l'étude de ceux-ci avec son père, qui fut saxophoniste et clarinettiste à l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal de 1952 à 1998. Il s’est ensuite perfectionné auprès de Robert Crowley, également soliste à l'OSM, puis à Chicago avec Larry Combs, soliste de l'OSC, et finalement à Berlin avec Karl Leister, qui fut lomgtemps clarinette solo du Philharmonique de Berlin.

L'année 1996 marquait l'enregistrement de son premier disque solo, Impressions de France, et depuis,  il a enregistré 8 autres disques sous étiquette ATMA, tous classés « enregistrement de référence » par la critique internationale. Et pour pour 2017 nous serons témoins de la sortie de ses 2 nouveaux cd’s chez ATMA classique dont un, avec le Quatuor Molinari dédié à la musique d’origine juive (Klezmer) avec une création du compositeur et chef d’orchestre Longueuillois, Airat Ishmouratov, l’autre étant consacré à la musique du monde et au Jazz avec grand orgue, programme qui fut d’ailleurs présenté à la co cathédrale de Longueuil en octobre 2016.


All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register online!

Venue: Clara Hall, Strathcona Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC.

  • 9:00am: Registration
  • 9:30-10:15am: Warming up 101 with Michael Dumouchel. Warm up exercises paving the foundation for successful clarinet fundamentals.
  • 10:15- 11:00am: Break/Vendors
  • 11:10-12:00pm: The History of the Clarinet with Simon Aldrich - The development of the clarinet from the chalumeau and baroque clarinet, through the classical clarinet, to the modern clarinet.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break (School Tour/Vendors)
  • 1:00-1:40pm: Preparing for the big day. An inside look at preparation for concerts, auditions and interviews with Todd Cope.
  • 1:45-2:30pm: Faculty Recital (program TBA)
  • 2:30-3:45pm: Masterclass with Alain Desgagné
  • 3:45-4:15pm: Break/Vendors
  • 4:15-5:30pm: No Stress No Fun with André Moisan  - Live interaction and masterclass regarding performance anxiety and how to overcome it.
  • 5:35pm: McGill Q&A (room TBA)
  • 8:00pm: McGill University Symphony Orchestra Concert (optional)

Contact Information

Todd Cope

21 October 2017




21 October 2017

Master Class and Concert with Philippe Berrod

Nantes, France


22 October 2017


Clarinet Extravaganza at Michigan State University - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - Register online by October 18


East Lansing, Michigan

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Join us for a full day of clarinet! MSU clarinet professors Guy Yehuda and Mingzhe Wang will be joined by guest artists Howard Klug  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 





See artists' bios: faculty and guests


Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 22

  • 9:00 a.m.  Registration 
  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  Master classes
  • 12:00–1:30 p.m.  Lunch (provided)
  • 2:00–3:30 p.m.  Master classes 
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Solo and Ensemble prep for high school students
  • 4:30–6:00 p.m.  Vendor exhibits
  • 630 p.m.  Evening concert

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


22 - 23 October 2017


Giovanni Punzi Master Classes


Rome, Italy




22 October 2017

Rutgers University Woodwind Day - VIP Maureen Hurd-Hause, Director


New Brunswick, New Jersey


Guest artists: AdZel Duo - VIP's Miriam Adam and Stephanie Zelnick

Special thanks to our event sponsors: Selmer Paris, the Mason Gross Department of Music, the Mason Gross Office of Admissions, and the Mason Gross Extension Division. 

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Please join us for our annual Rutgers Woodwind Day featuring our guest artist ensemble the AdZel Duo (Mariam Adam and Stephanie Zelnick, clarinetists), and Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty and students in recitals and master classes.

AdZel Duo
Music & Culture for Two Clarinets
Mariam Adam and Stephanie Zelnick, clarinetists
The event occurs on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in the Marryott Music Building, Nicholas Music Center, and Robert E. Mortensen Hall.
Meet and work with music faculty members of the Mason Gross School of the Arts: Kaoru Hinata, flute; Maureen Hurd, Jessica Phillips, and Mark Dover, clarinet; Paul Cohen, saxophone; Andrew Adelson, and Erin Banholzer, oboe; and Christopher Wickham, bassoon.
Mark Dover, Clarinet
Mason Gross Music Department Faculty Member
NEW THIS YEAR!  Woodwind Day participants are invited to perform in an ensemble with Mason Gross students conducted by Paul Cohen.  The ensemble will have a short rehearsal in the early afternoon followed by a late afternoon performance just before the closing AdZel concert. 
The event is open to professionals, amateurs, students, teachers, parents, and music directors from the greater New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York areas. All are encouraged to attend and register to play in master classes.
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.
Participants will have the opportunity to try and purchase a vast assortment of woodwind instruments and accessories. A master repair person from Elefante Music will be on site to make minor repairs free of charge.

Erin Banholzer, Oboe
Mason Gross Music Department and Extension Division Faculty Member
Maureen Hurd, Clarinet, Head of the Woodwind Program
Kaoru Hinata, Flute
Andrew Adelson, Oboe
Erin Banholzer, Oboe
Mark Dover, Clarinet
Jessica Phillips, Clarinet
Christopher Wickham, Bassoon
Paul Cohen, Saxophone
Allison Brewster Franzetti, Piano
VIP Jessica Phillips, Clarinet

Mason Gross Music Department Faculty Member
Exhibiting 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Elefante Music (Also providing free minor onsite repairs)
CW Reeds--Bassoon Reeds
Flute ProShop
Silverstein Works
Registration fee is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Parents/guardians attend free.
10 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m.MGSA Faculty/Student Concert 
11:30 a.m. MGSA Faculty Master Classes (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone) for Participants. 
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Participant Woodwind Ensemble Rehearsal
2:30 p.m. AdZel Duo Master Class for Mason Gross Students
4:30 p.m. Woodwind Ensemble Performance
5 p.m. AdZel Duo Concert



26 - 27 October 2017


Ronald Spaendock Master Classes


Loja, Equador




27 October 2017



27 October 2017



"THE MUSKETEERS ", by Oscar Navarro Music


BCP - MUNICIPAL MUSIC BAND OF PALMA & Juan Miguel Romero llopis




28 October 2017


VIP Andreas Ottensamer Recital


Cambridge, United Kingdom




29 October 2017





29 October 2017


200th Anniversary Celebration Concert of the West Point Band at Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center


New York City




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30 October 2017


Senior VIP Stanley Drucker informal performance and CD Party at the Buffet New York Showroom  5 PM





The new Stanley Drucker Heritage Collection of Five CDs covering over 46 years of Live Performances of Chamber Music and Recitals to be issued very soon and a must have for all Clarinetists.  Of special interest is that the broad range of Solo, Recital and Chamber repertoire was selected by Dr Drucker himself spanning over four decades of live concerts performed outside the New York Philharmonic.  Given the incredible history of 61 years in the Philharmonic and his Concerto accolades this collection should be an inspiration to hear.   This collection is in the pre-production stage and planned for release within a month.  If you pre-oder now, Dr Drucker will autograph 35 CD sets for WKA members. For more information contact:



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