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Introduction of a new Elite Chamber Ensemble Carousel in Brussels, Belgium founded by VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe

Brussels-based chamber music ensemble Carousel gathers together eleven talented young musicians, who aim to perform  chamber music at the highest artistic level. Coming from eight European countries, Carousel enthusiastic musicians offer a modern and creative approach to both well-known repertoires as well as contemporary works. The ensemble has the privilege of being at the creative heart of music premiering pieces written for them by a composer in residence.  Carousel’s programs are flexible, varying from trio to octet, and covering a large wide ranging  repertoire. Their founding members are clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe and violinist Samuel Nemtanu and together with the others in the ensemble, they wish Carousel to bring its listeners closer to the ensemble’s core philosophy: communicating in a universal language that connects people and dissolves cultural and artistic borders. 

Carousel will take you on a vivid, joyful and enthusiastic musical ride, which will appeal to all who enjoy great music played with passion and commitment.


Dates being arranged -  VIP Philippe Cuper - 13 -14 October

Boston Clarinet Academy - VIP Jonathan Cohler, Director

Cambridge, Massachusetts

APPLY NOW to spend one or more weekends studying with the best clarinetists in the world!


Low low prices—as low as $250 per week­end—make it pos­si­ble for even the most bud­get con­scious clarinetists to ben­e­fit from our stel­lar fac­ulty! For the price of one pri­vate les­son, you can spend two full days with two of the top clar­inetists in the world in­clud­ing all of the following:

  • Play in masterclasses for both teachers
  • Professional pianists provided for free
  • Lectures, demonstrations, and instrument repair
  • Final concert featuring both faculty members
  • …and much more!


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Clar­inetists of all ages and lev­els are wel­come and en­cour­aged to apply. Boston Clar­inet Academy pro­vides a wel­com­ing, chal­leng­ing, and world-class en­vi­ron­ment de­signed to bring out the best in each stu­dent, but en­roll­ment for each week­end is lim­ited to:

  • 15 Active Students
  • 5 Auditors

There are sev­eral week­ends to choose from through­out the year. You can apply for any num­ber of them. APPLY NOW be­fore the seats are all taken!

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Re­ceive valu­able recog­ni­tion from our stel­lar faculty.

  • Professional Clarinet Studies Diploma
    (5 to 6 weekends)
  • Professional Clarinet Studies Certificate
    (3 to 4 weekends)
  • Certificate of Participation
    (1 to 2 weekends)

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Graduate Clarinet Assistantship Opportunity at Michigan State University - Application Deadline: 1 December 2018

For more information contact: VIP Guy Yehuda

1 October 2018

Yamaha Clarinet Day

Paris, France

1 - 6 October 2018

Thailand International Clarinet Academy

Bangkok, Thailand

4 October 2018

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen (Cleveland Orchestra Solo Clarinetist Emeritus) Performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Fidelio Wind Octet - VIP Marie Ross, Director, with the University of Aukland Series

Aukland, New Zealand



Premier wind ensemble the Fidelio Wind Octet perform with international guest artist Franklin Cohen at this special recital.

This event is part of Seelye fellow Franklin Cohen's two week residency at the School of Music, made possible by the Seelye Charitable Trust.



Mozart | Overture to Die Zauberflöte | arr. Dr Marie Ross for wind octet

Mozart | Concerto for Clarinet in A Major, KV. 622 | arr. Dr Marie Ross for clarinet soloist and wind ensemble

Mozart | Serenade in E-flat Major for wind octet, KV. 375
Allegro maestoso

The Fidelio Wind Octet:
Yunesang Yune, Reuben Chin: flutes
Noah Rudd, Josh Webster: oboes
Marie Ross, Courtney Evison: clarinets
Charlotte Naden, Monica Dunn: bassoons
Henry Close, MaxElliott Glazier: horns
Tim Shacklock: contrabass

4 - 6 October 2018

Clarus 1st International Clarinet Academy

Ohrid, Macadonia

First International Klarinetska Academy Clarus in ohrid, Macedonia from 4 TO 6 October.
The first edition of this academy opens ilian iliev - an exceptional klarinetsist, an innovator in klarinetskata pedagogy, an international renowned artist (graduate of juilliard school of music).
- Psyhology of teaching (Psychology of surrender (tutoring) intended for teachers, teachers)

-Breathing coordination
-Cat tongue method
-Principals of Alexander Technique

The Klarinetska Academy will be presented and well-known professional mouthpieces Marca Reeds from France to which participants will be able to fire them.
The number of active and passive participants will be limited. Active participants will receive a degree of participation.
Active participants from 10 to 15 (the same will be chosen by lecturer) with a ready composition (play, part of sonata, part of concert, solo composition) but for more information in inbox at me or on
On the last day of the klarinetskata academy, a concert will be held with the active participants of the same.
This Klarinetska Academy is supported by the ministry of culture of r. Macedonia, marca reeds and omu methods road from ohrid where it will be held.
Reporting until September 20!!

5 - 6 Oktober 2018

11th Klarinette Symposium with the Deutsche Klarinetten Gesellschaft

Dusseldorf, Germany


6 October 2018

Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker (BS 64) Performs World Premiere of Gottschalk piece with the Fredonia Wind Ensemble

Fredonia, New York

                   WKA Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker, a symphony musician, concert soloist and educator who compiled a storied career that includes four decades with the Houston Symphony Orchestra after graduating from Fredonia, will return to campus to perform with the Fredonia Wind Ensemble.

                 The concert on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall will mark the culmination of a three-day residency by Mr. Nunemaker and Houston Symphony colleague Arthur Gottschalk at the School of Music.

               A highlight of the concert, which is free and open to the public, is the world premiere of “Hacksaw,” a piece with Nunemaker as the featured soloist on bass clarinet and the wind ensemble. It was written for Nunemaker by Dr. Gottschalk, professor of Music Theory and Composition at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, who will offer commentary on the piece at the concert.

              “Richard Nunemaker has been very successful in the classical music world, performing with top orchestras of the world, including the Houston Symphony,” said Fredonia Wind Ensemble Director Paula Holcomb. “To achieve that level of success is certainly a huge credit to him, and for us to be able to claim him as a Fredonia graduate is a great honor.”

             Opening the concert will be “Fanfare for the Common Man,” composed in the 1940s by Aaron Copland to rally Americans against imperialism during World War II. It was introduced to a new audience decades later by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and has also served as a frequent television and sports theme.

            Joan Tower’s “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman,” which was inspired by the Copland piece and dedicated to women who take risks and who are adventurous, “Adagio,” by Joaquin Rodrigo, and “Nimrod,” from Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” will follow.

           The concluding selection will feature trombones and several soloists in Carlos Simon’s rousing “Amen!” Inspired by growing up in Pentecostal churches, Simon’s intent was to recreate the musical experience of an African American Pentecostal church service that he enjoyed being part of while growing up.

           For Holcomb, it’s a great honor for the School of Music to have Nunemaker commission a piece specifically for Fredonia’s wind ensemble. Now retired and living in the Buffalo area, Nunemaker has been extremely generous with his time, frequently returning to campus to work with the clarinet choir and other ensembles.

          “He is the epitome of a wonderful alumnus who is giving back to his college, offering his expertise and love of music and live experiences to students,” Holcomb said.

          Both musical guests will attend wind ensemble rehearsals on Thursday and Friday. Gottschalk will also conduct a master class with Music Composition students on Saturday.

         The career of Nunemaker, a Buffalo native, has run the gamut from managing his own dance bands in high school to being in the pit for New York road show productions that include “West Side Story,” “My Fair Lady” and “South Pacific.” Nunemaker played clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone with the Houston Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years and was also a member of the Houston Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra and Erie (Pa.) Philharmonic Orchestra.

        A current member of the Erie County Wind Ensemble, Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra and the Buffalo Niagara Concert Band, Nunemaker continues to perform as a featured soloist at recitals and with symphony orchestras around the country.

        Nunemaker received a B.S. in Music Education and a Performer’s Certificate from Fredonia in 1964 and a M.M. from the University of Louisville, where he is also an Alumni Fellow.

        Gottschalk served as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome and received the Meritorious Service Award, the highest honor for a non-graduate of Rice University, from the Association of Rice Alumni.

       Among numerous awards, Gottschalk’s “Concerto for Violin and Symphonic Winds” won first prize in the XXV Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Originale (Italy).

            Gottschalk received a D.M.A in Music Composition, a M.A. in Music Composition and English Literature and a B.M. in Music Composition, all from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

           The Wind Ensemble features the most outstanding wind and percussion players of the School of Music.

6 October 2018

Concert Gala with Arundo Toulon Mediterrane

Toulon, France

6 - 7 October 2018

VIP Simon Reitmaier Master Class

Cesse, Germany


7 October 2018

Darlington Single Reed Day

Hurworth, United Kingdom

7 October 2018

Chicago Pro Musica Concert with VIP John Bruce Yeh

Lockport, Illinois

8 October 2018

8 October 2018

Antonio Mazzina Master Class


6 - 7 October 2018

18th Annual Clarinettissimo Festival -  Sean Osborn, Director

Seattle, Washington





Performances at 7pm both nights

Special Guest: Eugene Mondie of the National Symphony Orchestra

Featured performers: Sean Osborn of the Metropolitan Opera, Mary Kantor of SPU, Jennifer Nelson of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Florie Rothenberg of the Tacoma Symphony, Pianist Kevin Johnson.

Music by: Brahms, Schumann, Nielsen, Ziporyn, Bernstein

Master-classes, workshops, vendors, and a community clarinet choir.

Details at






15 - 19 October 2018

Isle of Raasay Autumn Clarinet & Flute Course - Sarah Watts, Director

Raasay, Scotland


9 - 12 October 2018


11 October 2018 - 5 - 7 PM

VIP Philippe Cuper (Solo Clarinetist in the Paris Opera Orchestra and Renowned International Soloist - Recital and Master Class at the Buffet Crampon New York Showroom - 153 West 36th Street, 4th Floor - Between Broadway & 7th Ave - New York City

12 October 2018

Boja Kragulj Master Class at the University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

12 October 2018

Moscow, Russia

13 - 14 October 2018

Boston Clarinet Academy with VIP Philippe Cuper - VIP Jonathan Cohler, Director

Cambridge, Massachusetts

12 - 13 October 2018

Andre Kerver Soloist Performing Weber Clarinet Concert No 1, Op 73 with the Konigkij Symphony Cecilia

The Netherlands

14 October 2018

VIP Denise Gainey Lectures and Recital at the University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

14 - 15 October 2018

VIP Wenzel Fuchs performs Brahms Chamber Concerts at Paris Theatro Champs-Elysees

Paris, France

14 October 2018

15 - 16 October 2018

Journees Clarinettes

Lille, France


17 October 2018


16 October 2018 - Changed from the 17th

VIP Nathan Williams and Master Class at the Buffet Crampon New York Showroom

153 West 36th Street, 4th Floor - Between Broadway & 7th Ave  - New York City

19 October 2018

Laurent Ben Slimane Master Class

21 October 2018

Michigan State University Clarinet Extravaganza - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen

East Lansing, Michigan

Join us for a full day of clarinet! MSU clarinet professors Guy Yehuda and Mingzhe Wang will be joined by guest artists Franklin Cohen 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 15



See artists' bios: faculty and guests

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 21

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


11 and 21 October 2018

VIP William Blayney performs Weber 1st Concerto Op 73 with the Sammamich Symphony

Sammamich, Washington

18 - 21 October 2018

Mercadante International Clarinet Competition - VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director

Bari, Italy

19 - 20 October 2018

Oliver Dartevelle Master Class

'Esch sur Alzette, France

21 October 2018

New York University Woodwind Day

New York City

21 October 2018

VIP John Bruce Yeh (Chicago Symphony) Performs as Soloist James Stephenson's  Liquid Melancholy  for Clarinet and Orchestra with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra 

Evanston, Illinois


23 October 2018

Jason Alder ContraBass Clarinet Tour starting at Michigan State University and continuing through November 2018

East Lansing, Michigan

25 - 28 October 2018

Carlino International Clarinet Competition

Carlino, Italy


25 - 28 October 2018

American Single Reed Summit at Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

26 October 2018

VIP Wenzel Fuchs Master Class at the Mozarteum

Salzburg, Austria

26 October 2018

Lima, Peru

27 October 2018

Amalia Del Guidice Master Class


28 October 2018

Rutgers University Single Reed Day - VIP Maureen Hurd-Hause, Director

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Please join us for our annual Rutgers Woodwind Day, featuring our guest artist clarinetist and saxophonist Bence Szepesi, and Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty and students in recitals and master classes.

The event is open to professionals, amateurs, students, teachers, parents, and music directors. 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.

Maureen Hurd, Clarinet, Head of the Woodwind Program
Kaoru Hinata, Flute
Andrew Adelson, Oboe
Erin Banholzer, Oboe
Mark Timmerman, Bassoon
Paul Cohen, Saxophone
Allison Brewster Franzetti, Piano and Extension Division Chamber Music Program Director

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.

Exhibiting 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mason Gross School of the Arts
Mason Gross Department of Music
Mason Gross Extension Division at Rutgers University
Elefante Music (also providing free, minor, onsite repairs)
Flute Pro Shop
Silverstein Works

Register online through October 19: $20
Register online October 20 and afterward: $25
Day-of-event walk-in registration: $30 (cash or check made out to 'Rutgers University' only)
Parents/guardians attend free.
Groups of 10 or more students attending together: $175 (instead of $200). Please contact Ms. Dana Wilson, registrar -, 848-932-8618 - for assistance with group registration.

10:30 a.m. Registration Opens
11:00 a.m. MGSA Faculty/Student Concert -Nicholas Music Center
12:15 pm. MGSA Faculty Master Classes (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone) for Participants-Schare Recital Hall, Shindell Choral Hall, Marryott Music Building
1:30 p.m. Bence Szepesi Master Class-Shindell Choral Hall
2:45 p.m. Mason Gross Extension Division Presentation- Shindell Choral Hall
4:00 p.m. Bence Szepesi Recital--Shindell Choral Hall
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch available

28 - 29 October 2018

VIP Guy Yehuda performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

31 October - end of March 2019

Shanghai Orchestra Academy

Shanghai, China


We are glad to announce that applications for the Class 2019 are officially open!

Below are the critical deadlines:

31 October

• Application deadline of MFA Program (Mainland China applicants)

1 December
• Application deadline of MFA Program (HK, Macau and Taiwan applicants)

22-24 December
• First round of MFA Program--written exams (Mainland China applicants)

1 March
• Application deadline of MFA Program (overseas applicants)
• Application deadline of Certificate Program

Last week of March
• Second round of MFA Program--Audition (Mainland China applicants)
• Last week of March: First and Second rounds of MFA Program--written exams and audition (HK, Macau, Taiwan and overseas applicants)
• Last week of March: First and Second rounds of Certificate Program--auditions

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