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Robert Marcellus Master Class Audio Archives

Northwestern University has released archived audio files of Robert Marcellus master classes and made them available to the public on their library website. Here you'll find 64 recordings dating back from 1977 through 1990 of Marcellus coaching students on solo and chamber music, as well as master classes and conversations with Clark Brody, William Brennen, Ron Oldrich, and Christopher Severin. Thanks to Phil Paglialonga and Timothy Phillips for bringing this to our attention!






















Vandoren Emerging Artists Competition - Application Deadline - 1 December 2013



         Known and unknown factors between these two approaches to playing including differences in Boehm system, Reform Boehm, and German Oehler system are an interesting bone of contention between players and teachers of each 'school' of playing.  There is a distinct difference in approach that players and students do not realize, including differences in tone production, breath support, and misunderstanding about that one cannot really mix the two approaches  and get the optimum results.  There are writings about the differences and advice as to how to deal with these.  Trying to play a German Clarinet with a French mouthpiece setup cannot work because of the acoustic bore design of the German instrument, and vice versa for the French Clarinet.  There are German Clarinets with French Boehm system that are French design bores, not to be confused with the Reform Boehm that is German bore.  Hyperlinks below from Charles Stier, a Wurlitzer America agent distributor,  writes about the issue as it pertains to these Clarinets.

            There are advantages to each, the French and the German.   The higher percent of players use French system for technical agility, ease of producing a good tone, and many of the top players use them with great results.   Many will stand fast to using them.  In Europe and Asia, many use the German Clarinets for the rich Orchestral section sound.  It would be a great project for players especially in the USA to fully examine the virtues of both concepts and grow from it.


31 August - 4 September 2013


4 September 2013

Senior VIP Stanley Drucker performs Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op 115 with Manhattan String Quartet


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013  7:30 PM

Dom OS, Sarajevo


STANLEY DRUCKER, clarinetist











STANLEY DRUCKER celebrated 60 years as a member of the New York Philharmonic at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season; in honor of this milestone anniversary, which coincided with his retirement from the Orchestra, he was named an honorary member of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, the first orchestral musician to be so honored. He is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having had the “Longest Career as a Clarinetist.” He has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards in the category of Best Instrumental Soloist/Classical with Orchestra and can be heard on many Philharmonic recordings. His other releases include a New York Legends solo album and Drucker Plays Brahms, a two-CD set of the chamber works featuring clarinet.

Mr. Drucker was named Musical America’s 1998  Instrumentalist of the Year.

He began his clarinet studies at age ten with Leon Russianoff and later attended the Curtis Institute of Music. He was appointed principal clarinet of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at age 16, Adolf Busch Chamber Players at age 17, and the Buffalo Philharmonic at age 18. Stanley Drucker maintains an active solo career, appearing with ensembles and in master classes throughout the world.



6 September 2013

Paris, France




7 September 2013

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff


9 - 13 September 2013

VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director and Teacher

Spinnazola (BT) Italy


12 September 2013

University of Southern Florida


13 - 15 September 2013

Multiphonics Festival - complete important information on their website linked on the Festival title

A must go to explore New Music

Fulda, Germany


13 - 14 September 2013

University of Iowa Clarinet Festival with VIP Kenneth Grant (Eastman School of Music)

Dr Maurita Meade, Director

Iowa City, Iowa

UI School of Music Presents: Iowa Clarinet Festival, featuring Kenneth Grant

Recital Hall, University Capitol Centre


The University of Iowa School of Music will present a performance by Kenneth Grant, professor of clarinet at the Eastman School of Music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall in downtown Iowa City. The performance is a free, public event that is part of the Iowa Clarinet Festival held on the UI campus.

Grant will perform works by Bach, Brahms, Schumann, and Poulenc with UI clarinet professor Maurita Murphy Mead, as well as an unaccompanied piece titled Forms of Flight by Flynn.

Hailed as a virtuosic clarinetist, Grant’s orchestral experience includes the Cleveland Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, and he currently serves as principal clarinet with the Rochester Philharmonic. His premieres include the Clarinet Concerto by Sidney Hodkinson, the Concerto Movement by Benjamin Britten, Sonata for Clarinet/Piano and Fantasy Etudes by Verne Reynolds. He has been on faculty at Eastman School since 1987.

Grant will offer master classes Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. in the UCC Recital Hall. A “Potpourri Recital” for all attending guest clarinet professors will be held at 5 p.m. in the same venue.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


15 September 2013

New York City

from VIP David Krakauer


Be a part of new multimedia project The Big Picture

I'm so excited to tell you about my new project, The Big Picture, an album and multimedia show exploring the relationship between music and movies and the collective experience we all share when we go to the cinema. We're currently in the final stages of setting up the live show and creating visuals that will underscore and amplify the memory triggers of the music. This is where you come in. Your involvement in this project will give you a very special sneak peak into the process of making The Big Picture into a multimedia event. I'm very much looking forward to sharing this journey with you. 

Find out more and get involved in The Big Picture

Tour Dates

Sunday, September 15 Skirball Center for the Performing Arts New York, NY Masada Marathon
Tuesday, September 24 The Stone New York, NY Residency for Zorn@60
Wednesday, September 25 The Stone New York, NY Residency for Zorn@60
Thursday, September 26 The Stone New York, NY Residency for Zorn@60
Friday, September 27 The Stone New York, NY Residency for Zorn@60
Saturday, September 28 The Stone New York, NY Residency for Zorn@60
Sunday, September 29 The Stone New York, NY Residency for Zorn@60
Sunday, October 6 Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College New York, NY Acoustic Klezmer Quartet

18 - 22 September 2013

Guido Arbonelli, Director



20 September 2013 with ongoing concerts and Master Classes at various US Universities



Dear friends and colleagues, 

We're writing to you today with exciting news from clarinetist Michael Norsworthy! After a relaxed summer that included a trip to Europe and Selmer-Paris, Michael is gearing up for performances in Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, all in the next two months! 

The mid west concerts are part of Michael's tour with composer and pianist David Gompper. Students, faculty, and local audiences can hear Michael and David perform at the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Northwestern, University of Northern Iowa, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Akron, Illinois State University, and Cleveland State! Michael and David will also present master classes at almost all of those institutions. The final concert of the tour will bring the duo back to Massachusetts, where they'll perform music by Bermel, Carter, Beaser, Schwantner, Gompper, and Epstein at the Boston Conservatory! Please contact us for more information about catching Michael and David during their tour in October. 

More detailed information about Michael's upcoming concerts, including his upcoming performance of Balter's UNDO (written for Norsworthy) with the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble! If you'd like to keep up-to-date with Michael, he had a very active facebook page, and he'll be premiering a new website later this Fall! You can also visit for news about Michael and other fantastic Boston-based artists!


September 20 - 8pm - The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA - Norsworthy performs Balter's UNDO with the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble
September 22 - 5pm - The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA - performance on the String Masters Series featuring violist Carol Rodland
October 9-27 - Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, andMassachusetts - tour with composer David Gompper

November 9 - 8pm - Portland Chamber Music Festival at SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME -performance with soprano Tony Arnold
November 16 - 8pm - Boston Modern Orchestra Project at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA -Virgil Thomson's "Four Saints in Three Acts" 
November 22 - 8pm - The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA performance with Andy Vores

Stay up-to-date with Michael's schedule at

 “Gabriela Diaz on violin and Michael Norsworthy on bass clarinet jousted with passion and brutality, playing with an enjoyable savagery of tone and attack.”
                                    - Boston Musical Intelligencer, April 2013

You can listen to Michael play at his website, or see him perform here! You can also contact Michael directly on hiscontact page. If you're interested in booking, please contact Justin Stanley at JMS Artist Management. We hope to hear from you or see you in the coming months! 


21 September 2013

World Premiere of Benjamin Britten Clarinet Concerto with Michael Collins, Soloist

Michael Collins brings a reconstructed Britten to our shores for a premiere a long time in the making.

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Brisbane, Australia

               Some art works, it is said, have a life of their own. One that seemed determined to be born despite a prolonged gestation is Benjamin Britten's Movements for a Clarinet Concerto: confiscated by the US government, then lost, and left unfinished.

It has its Australian premiere on Saturday, 37 years after the composer died, played by English virtuoso Michael Collins, the work's champion, who will also conduct the Australian National Academy of Music Orchestra at South Melbourne Town Hall.

Undiscovered Britten is in fashion as the English composer's centenary approaches on November 22.

An orchestration of Chopin piano music he made in 1941 for the ballet Les Sylphides has reportedly just surfaced after a determined search in the New Jersey warehouse of the American Ballet Theatre.


              Jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman commissioned the concerto when Britten was in the US during World War II, but when he left the country it was confiscated by US customs, who apparently believed it was some secret code, according to Collins.

''It somehow ended back in England and got lost in the paraphernalia. About 15 years ago they discovered one movement, and I gave the first performance,'' Collins says.


              The first movement was complete, fully scored by Britten. The second movement existed only as sketches, but was completed by Britten expert Colin Matthews. For the third movement, Matthews found a suite for two pianos that used themes from the concerto's first movement, from which he pulled a solo line for clarinet and orchestrated the rest.  ''The first movement is pure Britten, like Peter Grimes [his most famous opera from around the same time]. It's actually a very strong piece. It hasn't had the outing it deserves - for example, it hasn't had a London performance.''

For the first time Collins will be conductor as well as soloist, replicating the feat he performed on his previous visit to ANAM. Then, for the first time, he was conductor and soloist in the work John Adams wrote for him, Gnarly Buttons.

But the Britten is a big piece, including four horns and three each of the woodwinds. It's not at all jazzy, perhaps because at the time Goodman was trying to break into the classical market.


             Collins will rehearse facing the orchestra, then gradually turn around so they get used to him leading facing the audience.

''It's going to take a lot of concentration and dedication from them. But it's good for them, especially the ones at the back. They have to sit up and be part of the performance. They can't be on automatic pilot.''

Collins is looking forward to playing with the orchestra again. ''I love ANAM, they are so responsive. They are still fresh and eager and willing to absorb all the information.''


            If the Britten is not jazzy, the second work could hardly be more so. It is Bernd Alois Zimmermann's trumpet concerto, Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, in which the soloist will be Belgian trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts.

Collins says this features an even bigger orchestra, including a quintet of saxophones. ''The trumpet part is very clearly notated, but sounds as though it is improvised against the orchestra - very intricate.''


           The last work is the massive Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra, offering virtuoso opportunities for the whole orchestra. ''They all get a turn to show off. It's ideal for ANAM, they all have a chance to enjoy their moment,'' Collins says.

As a young man, Collins worked closely with the Polish composer, Witold Lutoslawski, who died in 1994. ''He used to go round small villages and pick up folk tunes, as Bartok did and Ligeti, or Messaien with bird songs.''


          The ANAM concert is the start of a typically frantic time for Collins: straight back to London to conduct Shostakovich and play Copland, then he is off to Rio for just 24 hours, in which time he will do two concerts.

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21 - 22 September 2013


21 - 30 September 2013

2nd Clarinet Festival in Istanbul, Turkey

Masters of clarinet to gather at Istanbul festival

The International Clarinet Festival, the first of which was organized last year in Edirne, will move to Istanbul this year between Sept 21 and 30

Giora Feidman & Gitan es Blondes. The International Clarinet Festival will take place in concert halls, transportation vehicles, ferries and other highlighted areas of Istanbul, while the open air concerts throughout the festival will free.

Giora Feidman & Gitan es Blondes. The International Clarinet Festival will take place in concert halls, transportation vehicles, ferries and other highlighted areas of Istanbul, while the open air concerts throughout the festival will free.

            Istanbul is preparing to host the 2nd International Clarinet Festival. The first edition of the event was organized last year in the northwestern province of Edirne and, thanks to its success, the festival moves to Istanbul this year. Musicians from all over the world will participate in the festival, which will also feature panel discussions, workshops, art and photo exhibitions, city tours, and other events.

           The festival will take place in concert halls, transportation vehicles, ferries and other highlighted areas of Istanbul, while the open air concerts throughout the festival will free. Tickets for the hall concerts and photo exhibitions are available at Biletix.

          As part of the festival, a “respect concert” will be organized on Sept. 25 at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall for the renowned “master of the clarinet,” Şükrü Tunar. During the concert, clarinet virtuoso Serkan Çağrı will be accompanied by an orchestra under the baton of Orhan Şallıel. Ahmet Özhan, Emel Sayın, Gökhan Tepe, Gripin, Ziynet Sali, Melahat Gülses, Öykü Gürman, Yavuz Bingöl, Zara, Yonca Lodi and Linet will be the other artists to take the stage on the night. An honorary award will also be presented to Mustafa Kandıralı at the event.

         On Sept. 26 at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, the world-renowned Klezmer Clarinetist Giora Feidman, who combines Balkan and jazz music and brings together religions, languages and emotions, will give a concert titled “Very Klezmer.” Gitanes Blondes will accompany him in the concert.

        Özer Arkun (cello), Fatih Ahıskalı (oud), Serhan Yadsıman (guitar), Alp Türeci (drum), Eralp Görgün (bass guitar), Levent Yıldırım (percussion) will share the stage on Sept. 27 with clarinet virtuoso Göksun Çavdar, who has accompanied many well-known musicians throughout his career, and who has contributed to movie soundtracks with his breathe. Before the concert, the Göksun Çavdar Project will meet the audience to answer questions on their music. The concert will be held at the ITU Mustafa Kemal Amphitheater.

       The Secret Trio, composed of three musicians - İsmail Lumanovski, Tamer Pınarbaşı and Ara Dinkjian - who live in the United States, will showcase on Sept. 28 the energy of the Balkans and the mystical sadness of the Middle East, also at the ITU Mustafa Kemal Amphitheater. Before the performance, the Secret Trio will also meet with music lovers for a Q&A session.

Master Meeting Concert

       Ivo Papazov, another legendary name of the clarinet, Okay Temiz, the worldwide known percussionist, Neshko Neshev, the unique name of the accordion and Yıldız İbrahimova, a powerful folk-jazz voice, will perform together on Sept. 29 at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall.

        Meanwhile, as well as these concerts, academic and painter Şaban Tuncer’s arts will be exhibited at the Şirket-i Hayriye Art Gallery in the Kadıköy neighborhood as part of the festival’s events.

        Photos from last year’s International Clarinet Festival will also be exhibited at the Cemal Reşit Rey foyer, while the Lal Quartet will perform clarinet recitals to visitors in the same venue.

        In addition, passengers on Istanbul’s City Lines ferries will also be regaled with clarinet recitals throughout the festival.


22 September 2013 with start of 2013 - 2014 Concert Season

Senior VIP Naomi Drucker, Marilyn Lehman and Blanche Abram, Directors

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

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American Chamber Ensemble Directors

The American Chamber Ensemble is directed by
Blanche Abram, Marilyn Lehman and Naomi Drucker

2013-14 Hofstra University Events
Annual Gala Music Party on September 22
Season Concerts on November 3 and March 30
More season information on our schedule.

The American Chamber Ensemble

"Like thirsty travelers at a well, a full house was ready to drink some cool and wonderful music at Carnegie's Weill Concert Hall. The afternoon's concert was of magnificent quality and the audience was drinking it all in."  Epoch Times

  • The American Chamber Ensemble featured in "The Clarinet": Page 1, Page 2, Page 3. (Article reprinted with permission of "The Clarinet" Magazine.)
  • Ensemble-in-residence - Hofstra University
  • CDs on Leonarda, Elysium, Soundspells, Dionysian, Gasparo and 4Tay


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25 September 2013

VIP Marco Antonio Mazzini, Director

Lugar, Peru




27 September 2013

VIP and Newly appointed Professor Dr Guy Yehuda Performing John Corigliano Clarinet Concerto with the University Orchestra with composer in attendance

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan


29 September 2013

Chicago, Illinois

Teresa Riley and VIP John Bruce Yeh are playing a recital with Pianist Patrick Godon, next Sun 9/29 at 4pm,
St. Gregory The Great Parish
5545 N Paulina St
Chicago Illinois 60640

Please join us and hear this program:

Felix Mendelssohn: Konzertstück Nr. 2 in D Minor, Op. 114, for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano
Gary Schocker: Sonata for Two Clarinets and Piano (1996)
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1963)
Poulenc: Sonata for Two Clarinets (1919)
W. A. Mozart: Two Arias from the opera La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621, arranged for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano
Mendelssohn: Konzertstück Nr. 1 in F Minor, Op. 113, for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano

Suggested donation is $20.
Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music in this beautiful church!
John Bruce Yeh


29 September 2013

University of Southern Florida - Miami


Brody, Clark L. Jr.

(Michigan 1914- )

Principal clarinet (also CBS Radio Orchestra Principal clarinet - New York City in the 1940s, Chicago Symphony Wind Octet, Chicago Symphony Chamber Group)


Studied at Michigan State University 1932-1934 and at the University of Rochester, BMus in about 1936. After retiring from the Chicago Symphony, Clark Brody was a Professor at Northwestern University from 1972-1995.


30 September 2013

Special Memorial for Former Solo Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony Clark Brody at Northwestern University - VIP Steve Cohen, Host

Evanston, Illinois

Monday September 30 at 12 noon in Alice S. Millar Chapel at Northwestern University (1870 Sheridan Rd.,  Evanston,IL) there will be a memorial service for Clark Brody, long-time former principal clarinet with the Chicago Symphony and faculty member at Northwestern University. All are welcome to attend and if anyone has questions, please get in touch with Steve Cohen here or at or call:

504 232-7323 .

There will be some playing, some speaking and some playing of Mr. Brody as well as some speaking from him as well from a master class he did here at Northwestern in 2006.

Reception immediately following the service in Parkes Hall (same building).

Hope you can all attend


1 October 2013

Antara Ensemble Concert with Senior VIP Stanley Drucker performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622

New York City

Antara Ensemble


Performs works by Mozart and Bartók


 Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.


Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp


619 Lexington Avenue at 54thStreet, NYC


               On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM, at Saint Peter’s Church at CitiCorp, 54th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York City, conductor/flutist Harold Jones will lead the Antara Ensemble in a program to include Béla Bartók’sDivertimento for String Orchestra, and three works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: the Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, with Stanley Drucker as soloist; the ViolinConcerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, with Ashley Horne as soloist; and the Flute Concerto in G Major, K.V. 313,with Harold Jones as soloist.   

Tickets are $25; seniors (62 and over) and students $20.  For information and reservations: (212) 866-2545 or

The ANTARA ENSEMBLE, now in its 20th season, was formed by Harold Jones to bring quality classical music at affordable prices to the culturally diverse neighborhoods of New York.  The group performs a repertoire spanning centuries and including works by American, African-American, European and Third World composers.

A native of Chicago and a graduate of Juilliard, HAROLD JONES has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Tully Hall, CAMI Hall and other New York venues, Jordan Hall in Boston, and throughout the U.S., Europe and Taiwan.  He has performed as flute soloist with The Bach Aria Orchestra, American Symphony, New York Sinfonietta, Brooklyn Philharmonia, National Orchestral Association, and is on the faculties of the Westchester Conservatory of Music and Manhattanville College His recordings on the Antara label include two LPs and three CDs: “Let Us Break Bread Together”, “Just As I Am” and “Lil’ Lite O’ Mine”.

STANLEY DRUCKER, born in Brooklyn, began clarinet studies at age ten and entered the Curtis Institute of Music at 15.  He left Curtis after one year, recruited to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.  He later became principal clarinetist of the Buffalo Philharmonic.  In 1948, Drucker won a post in the New York Philharmonic clarinet section, and in 1960, he became the orchestra’s principal clarinetist,  His time with the New York Philharmonic included nearly 150 solo appearances with the orchestra, including first performances of clarinet concerti by John Corigliano and William Bolcom.  He retired from the NY Philharmonic at the close of the 2008–2009 season, after a total of 61 years with the orchestra.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, violinist ASHLEY HORNE has performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Bard Festival Orchestra, Westchester Symphony, and other ensembles in the NY area.  He has been a recitalist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and is first violinist of the Chanticleer String Quartet.  Solo and chamber music performances have taken him to Spain, Portugal, The Azores Islands, Odessa and Istanbul.



1 October 2013

California State University at Northridge

VIP Julia Heinen, Soloist in Scott McAllister Premiere


3 October 2013

New York City

International Arts Movement Classical Music Concert with VIP Charles Neidich in Premieres and Messiean Quartet for the End of Time


The program presents renowned composer Christopher Theofanidis’ newly-

commissioned piano quintet At the Still Point, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets

and Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. The performance will feature

Charles Neidich, clarinet, Mia Chung, piano, Elizabeth Larson and Susan Kim, violins,

and Soo Bae, cello.


W83 Ministry Center

150 West 83rd Street New York, NYView full map


5 - 6 October 2013

Seattle Pacific University - Washington



Clarinettissimo 2013 will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, from 12:00-9PM at Seattle Pacific University. This year, we have master classes, equipment dealers, a clarinet choir, Jazz and "extended techniques" workshop, and performances. This year's special guest is Bil Jackson. As before, all events remains FREE and open to the public. 

Preliminary 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 5

12 noon - vendors open
1:30pm - Mary Kantor Master Class: Conquering performance anxiety, and The Wonders of the Bass Clarinet. 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 - Bil Jackson 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
5pm - dinner break - vendors close for the day.
6pm - Bil Jackson/Susan Grace recital
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Leonard Bernstein
Sonata for Two Clarinets Francis Poulenc
Fantasia and Rondo Carl Maria von Weber
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Francis Poulenc
Four Rags John Novacek
Sunday, October 6
12 noon - Vendors open - come try clarinets, mouthpieces, barrels. Browse accessories and music.
1pm - Jazz workshop with Michael Brockman - bring your clarinet and participate
3pm - Sean Osborn "Extended Techniques" workshop and master class, including a performance of his composition "Bits and Pieces" - Learn how to Flutter Tongue, Double-Tongue, Slap-Tongue, Portamento, play Quarter-Tones, Multi-Phonics, and all kinds of other interesting sounds on your clarinet. Bring your clarinet to participate. 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
5pm - Community Clarinet Choir rehearsal - bring your clarinet and participate
6pm - dinner break - vendors close for the day.
7pm - Clarinettissimo 2012 concert. Featured clarinetists: Sean Osborn, Mary Kantor, Jennifer Nelson, and Jenny Ziefel.
Concerto Aaron Copland Sean Osborn
Alphard Iamus Sean Osborn
Sonatine Harald Genzmer Mary Kantor and Rhonda Kline
Suite William Byrd, arr. Sean Osborn Sean Osborn, Jennifer Nelson, Mary Kantor, and Jenny Ziefel
TBA TBA Clarinet Choir - William Blayney, conductor

We would like to thank our sponsors: 

Kennelly Keys  

Seattle Pacific University





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Clarinetist and Yamaha Artist Bil Jackson Bil Jackson enjoys a varied musical career that includes solo, orchestral and chamber music appearances. Before joining the faculty at the Blair School, he served as principal clarinetist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Honolulu Symphony, and has performed as guest principal clarinetist with the St Louis, Minnesota and Cincinnati symphony orchestras. He also has appeared as a soloist with the Colorado, Honolulu, Denver, Charlotte, Dallas Chamber and Aspen Chamber orchestras. 

Jackson is currently on the summer Artist-Faculties of the Aspen Music Festival and Colorado College Music Festival, and has previously served on the faculties of the University of Texas, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado and Duquesne University. Mr. Jackson studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he won the IAA's concerto competition three times and was awarded the gold medal for superlative musicianship at graduation. He continued his formal study at Northwestern University with Robert Marcellus. Jackson is the only person to win the International Clarinet Competition twice, and he was a finalist in the Prague International Clarinet Competition. 

Sean Osborn has traveled the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan as soloist and chamber musician, and traveled the world 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." 
Sean is also an award-winning composer whose chamber works have been played by members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Marlboro Music Festival, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Juilliard School, among others. 

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. She is currently principal clarinetist with the Bellevue Philharmonic and the Seattle Choral Company, a member of the Shalom Ensemble, and plays with the Temple B'nai Torah musicians for Friday night Shabbat services. 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. 

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. Florie 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, and is currently on faculty at Central Washington University, University of Puget Sound Community Music, and Music Works Northwest. Ms. 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 theNorthwest Clarinet Choir, All City Clarinets, and the Greenwood Concert Band. 

Grammy nominated pianist, SUSAN GRACE has performed solo and chamber recitals, and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe, the former Soviet Union, Korea, India and China. She has, in addition, performed in numerous series and festivals, including the Aspekte Festival in Salzburg, St Paul Chamber Orchestra’s new-music series Engine 408, Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Grand Teton Festival, the Cape Cod Music Festival, Festival Mozaic, Music at Oxford, and the Helmsley Festival in England. She is a member of Quattro Mani, an internationally acclaimed two-piano ensemble that made its New York debut in January, 2001 in Carnegie Recital Hall to a sold-out hall. The duo’s special interest in twentieth and twenty-first century repertoire has led to collaborations with such composers as George Crumb, Joan Tower and Frederic Rzewski and to participation in contemporary music festivals throughout the USA and Europe. Ms. Grace has recorded for Bridge Records, the Belgium National Radio, WFMT in Chicago, the Society of Composers, Wilson Audio, Klavier International and Klavier Music Productions. She is also Associate Chair, Artist-in-Residence and Senior Lecturer in Music at Colorado College and Music Director of the internationally renowned Colorado College Summer Music Festival which is in its 30th season. 


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7 - 13 October  2013

VIP Luigi Magistrelli, Clarinet Professor featured along with other Woodwind Players

10 - 14 October 2013

Claribogota IV International Festival of clarinet and Fourth National Contest of Bogotá

 "Claribogota" Clarinet




11 October 2013



12 - 13 October  2013

Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival at University of Illinois at Champaign - Urbana -  VIP's Mitchell Estrin and David Gould with Harvey Hermann, Directors


October 12-13, 2013

The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL


2012 Festival


The 2013






October 12 2013

Montmille, France

October 13 2013

Woodwind Day at New York University - Sunday

Honoring Leonard Hindell – World-Renowned Bassoonist and Teacher

On Sunday, October 13, 2013, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions and Buffet Group Wind Instruments will host an extraordinary day of master classes, lectures, workshops and concerts, presented by NYU Faculty for oboists, bassoonist, clarinetists, and flutists of all ages and playing levels. Woodwind Day 2013 will take place at 35 West 4th Street in the heart of the NYU campus. This 10th annual event honors the world-renowned bassoonist and teacher, Leonard Hindell. Registration starts at 11:30 AM and is free. The day will conclude at 5:45 PM with a concert by NYU faculty, students and guest participants, followed by a reception at 6:30 PM.


To make a reservation for Woodwind Day please REGISTER HERE. You will receive an email confirming your reservation.

For further information contact Prof. Matt Sullivan:

2013 Schedule of Events:

11:30 Registration
11:55 Introductions
12:00 Keith Underwood: The Air – All Woodwinds
1:00 Visit Vendors
Orchestral Workshop: So, you want to play in an orchestra!
Bring two orchestral excerpts of your choice to perform for NYU faculty
2:00 Visit Vendors
2:15 Questions and Answers about NYU Steinhardt Music & Performing Arts Professions
2:30 Master Classes with NYU Faculty – 
Kathleen Nester, flute; Bert Lucarelli, oboe; Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet; Leonard Hindell, bassoon
3:30 Visit Vendors
4:00 Petite Symphonie – NYU Winds coached by Leonard Hindell – Loewe Theater
4:45 Interview with Leonard Hindell by Nora Post – Loewe Theatre
5:30 NYU Award Presentation to Leonard Hindell – Loewe Theatre
Announcing the The Claude Ghez Fellowship for Double Reeds; Thank you Dr Ghez 
5:45 Concert in the Loewe Theatre: Hugo Souza, oboe; Bassoon Quartet with Lenny Hindell; Quartet for all participants
6:30 Reception (following the Concert) – Loewe Theatre Lobby

Located at New York University in the Heart of Greenwich Village at the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, 35 W. 4th Street. Directions here


October 13 2013

Chamber Concert with VIP's Karl Leister and Antonio Tinelli

Lanciano, Italy

Domenica 13 ottobre, ore 21.00 | Teatro Comunale F. Fenaroli – Lanciano | Ingresso € 8,00
Karl Leister

(già 1° clarinetto solista dell’Orchestra Filarmonica di Berlino sotto la direzione di Herbert Von Karajan)
in concerto con Antonio TINELLI e Giuliano MAZZOCCANTE

Karl Leister – clarinetto
Giuliano Mazzoccante – pianoforte
Antonio Tinelli - clarinetto

Un trio di eccezionali musicisti, impreziosito dalla presenza di Karl Leister, primo clarinetto dell’Orchestra Filarmonica di Berlino sotto la direzione di Herbert Von Karajan, leggendario direttore d’orchestra.

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14 October 2013

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ana Catalina Ramírez performs Oscar Navarro's Clarinet Concerto No. 1 for Clarinet and Band, with Temple

 Wind Symphony

Here is the full program/


Millenium Canons by Puts

Mare Tranquillitatis by Zare

Hammersmith, Prelude and Scherzo by Holst

Overture from "Dancer in the Dark" by Bjork

Concerto for Clarinet by Navarro

Mothership by Bates

Also, there will be a livestream of this concert for those of you who want to see it and can't come. I will post the link a couple days before the concert.




15 October 2013

VIP Charles Neidich and Ayoka Oshima Perform Recital at Juilliard School

New York City 

Charles Neidich will perform a solo recital at The Juilliard School (Morse Recital Hall). Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 6 pm. And if you thought it couldn't get any better - Juilliard School is presenting this recital admission free. Mark your calendar!  Program to be announced.


17 - 20 October 2013

VIP Antonio Tinelli, Director

Senior VIP Karl Leister - President of the Jury

Noces (Bari), Italy


18 - 19 October 2013

North Dakota University Single Reed Festival - Dr Cecilia Kang, Director

 18 October 2013


18 - 19 October 2013

The NDSU School of Music cordially invites you to our first Single Reed Festival on October 18-19, 2013. We are delighted to have guest artists Daniel Gilbert, former clarinetist of Cleveland Orchestra and current Professor of Clarinet (University of Michigan); pianist Donna Lee, Professor of Piano from Kent State University and saxophonist Greg Gatien, Professor of Jazz Studies from Brandon University joining us for this exciting two-day celebration!

The festival will feature our guest artists in solo and chamber music recitals, as well as in master classes, and panel discussions on professional development and audition preparations (All-State, Band Chair Tests, and College Entrance Exams) geared towards high school and college students. Participants will also have the opportunity to perform with our Festival Single Reed Ensemble as well as in a Jazz combo with Greg Gatien.

The showcase concerts of the guest artists with the NDSU Jazz Ensemble (October 18, 2013), and the NDSU Wind Symphony (October 19, 2013) featuring Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece No.2 for two clarinets and band are not to be missed!

Admission for this two-day event is $20 before October 10 and $25 beginning October 11. This includes full-access to all the events (concerts, workshops, lectures, parking and breakfast). Festival participants are also eligible to obtain in MUSC 600 credit through the NDSU’s Distance & Continuing Education.

Please register online at NDSU Marketplace.

Schedule of Events

A number of clinics, master classes, performances and more will be offered during the festival. Click here for details.


October 21 - 22

MASTERCLASS with VIPJULIA HEINEN - Professor at California State University at Northridge
Turi (Bari) - Italy...

The appendance to Masterclass is reserved to young Italian and foreign clarinettists or chamber groups with clarinet. It will take place in the Conference Hall of the Palladium Music of Turi (Bari) from 21 to 22 October 2013. The participants can choose the program freely to be submitted to the teacher or they can participate only as audience. At the end of the Masterclass it will be issued a certificate of appendance.In the application, addressed to Associazione Musico Culturale AULOS - Noci (Bari-Italy), and send by e-mail:, you must attach the receipt for payment of the reservation fee of € 100,00 headed to the name Associazione Musico Culturale AULOS Zona H, 117/B - 70015 Noci (Bari) Italy. It will be paid on the postal order on current account BIC/SWIFT: BPPIITRRXXX, IBAN: IT97 Y076 0104 0000 0003 3785 163. The 21 October 2013 the admitted at the Master will integrate the enrolment fee with the following amounts: € 30,00 (effective students), € 0,00 (audiences students). Specify please in your application: Name and surname, date and place of birth, address, telephone number and a list of pieces to execute.The demand will reach us by 10 October 2013.

The appendance to Master class is reserved to young Italian and foreign clarinettists or chamber groups with clarinet. It will take place in the Conference Hall of the Palladium Music of Turi (Bari) from 21 to 22 October 2013. The participants can choose the program freely to be submitted to the teacher or they can participate only as audience. At the end of the Masterclass it will be issued a certificate of appendance.In the application, addressed to Associazione Musico Culturale AULOS - Noci (Bari-Italy), and send by e-mail:, you must attach the receipt for payment of the reservation fee of € 100,00 headed to the name Associazione Musico Culturale AULOS Zona H, 117/B - 70015 Noci (Bari) Italy. It will be paid on the postal order on current account BIC/SWIFT: BPPIITRRXXX, IBAN: IT97 Y076 0104 0000 0003 3785 163. The 21 October 2013 the admitted at the Master will integrate the enrolment fee with the following amounts: € 30,00 (effective students), € 0,00 (audiences students). Specify please in your application: Name and surname, date and place of birth, address, telephone number and a list of pieces to execute .The demand will reach us by 10 October 2013.


Critics rave, “Julia Heinen is a sensation,” “Absolutely brilliant,” “Plays with intensity, conviction and impressive virtuosity.”

As a soloist, Julia Heinen has performed hundreds of recitals throughout the United States and had the distinct pleasure of premiering several works written specifically for her. In February of 2003, she performed a recital including several new works at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall culminating in a compact disc recording including several of these pieces released in the Fall of 2007 by Centaur Records. A recording of new chamber works for the Tapestry Ensemble: a quartet of oboe, clarinet, cello and piano released in October 2011 by PARMA. A new recording “Latin Romance” featuring works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Eychenne and Guastavino for clarinet and piano with Dmitry Rachmanov was released in June 2013.

In addition to Dr. Heinen’s solo performances she is often heard as a chamber musician performing most notably with the Tapestry Ensemble, a quartet of oboe, clarinet, cello and piano and the TEMPO New Music Ensemble. She is also an accomplished ensemble player having served as principal clarinetist with the American Wind Symphony, a professional wind ensemble which tours the United States and Europe. As an orchestral player, she has served as principal clarinetist with the Augusta, Dubuque, Greenville, LaCrosse, Rochester and Valdosta Symphony Orchestras and was featured several times as a concerto soloist with those ensembles. In addition, her orchestral performances also include several concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra.

As an artist and clinician for the Buffet and Rico Corporations, Dr. Heinen does frequent clinics and master classes in many universities and colleges throughout the United States. Originally from Minnesota, she currently lives in Los Angeles, where she serves as professor of music at California State University, Northridge, teaching clarinet and coaching chamber music. She served as the artistic director of ClarinetFest® 2011 and continues her work with this organization as the state of California Chair of the International Clarinet Association. She holds a masters degree from the University of Michigan, an artist diploma from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Her teachers have included Herbert Blayman, Robert Marcellus and J. Cloyde Williams.

Julia Heinen is a Buffet Group USA and Rico Reeds Performing Artist and plays exclusively on Tosca clarinets and Reserve Classics reeds.



October 25 - 27 2013


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October 26 - 27 2013

International Clarinet Academy -  7 meetings will take place from October 2013 to June 2014

Artistic director - Paolo De Gaspari



28 October 2013 - 2 - 4 PM

Master Class with David Shifrin,  VIP Mark Nuccio, host

Manhattan School of Music

New York City


30 October 2013

Polanco, Mexico


29 October - 1 November 2013




18 October 2013

90 Birthday Celebration Concert for Ned Rorem

Brooklyn, New York


New York City’s floating concert hall

Moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge,Bargemusic presents great music up to five days a week, every week of the year. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge into a “wonderfully intimate wood-paneled room with thrilling views of lower Manhattan and excellent acoustics.”Experience why critics call Bargemusic “the perfect chamber-music hall” and why artists say it is “unlike any other place in the world to perform.”



26 October 2013

Fifth Annual Chicago Clarinet Collaborations - VIP Dr Rose Sperrazza, Director

Northern Illinois University




The fifth annual Chicago Clarinet Collaborations will take place on October 26th, 2013 at at the Salme Steinberg Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University (5500 N. St Louis). The 7:30 pm joint performance will feature ensembles from participating universities as well as a performance by the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble (see full schedule below).

Tickets are available online or at the door and $10 admission includes the masterclass and the concert.  Attendance is free for students and faculty of participating universities. Call Rose Sperrazza at (773) 442-5902 to reserve space.

Invited universities include Northeastern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois  University, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, North Central College, Vandercook College, and Elmhurst College.

11:00-1:00  Cadenza Competition and Masterclass with Linda Baker, Cash prize
2:15-3:45: Group Rehearsal with John Bruce Yeh
4:00-5:00 Workshop “Collaborating with a Pianist: Best Practices” with Dr. Kay Kim
7:30pm: CONCERT

This event is partially supported by Vandoren, Inc. and the Department of Music at Northeastern Illinois University.


25 - 27 October 2013

Vienna Klarinette Connection Clarinet Workshop

Kuenbach, Austria



 26 October 2013


1 & 3 November 2013

Wright State University - Clarinet Master Class and Recital,  VIP John Kurokawa, Host

Dayton, Ohio


On Sunday, November 3rd at 3:00, the Wright State University Clarinet Studio will host clarinetist Christopher Grymes of Open G Studios for a recital in Schuster Hall. Mr. Grymes will be assisted by WSU Professor of Flute, Dr. Christopher Chaffee.

Additionally, Mr.
will be presenting a masterclass on Friday, November 1st at 11:10 in the Recital Hall. The topic of the class will be Music Production, Publication, and the Music Business. The class will conclude with a performance of the last movement of Steve Reich's New York Counterpoint.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Email John Kurokawa at with any questions.


1 - 11 November 2013

Beijing International Music Competition  -  Information linked from website

Beijing, China 北京国际音乐比赛



The Beijing International Music Competition (BJIMC) was founded in 2006. Since the beginning of establishment, the aims and direction of BJIMC are always focused on adopting independent operation mode and appealing to young talented musicians all over the world for the common purpose of promoting the development of different types of classical music. In 2010, the BJIMC was officially accepted as member competition by the World Federation of International Music Competition (i.e. Geneva Federation of Competition) and became the only international Music Competition of multiple disciplines with this honor in China. After the string quartet competition in 2011, the BJIMC has been full affirmed and strongly supported by the Ministry of Culture of China and the Government of Beijing Municipality. The BJIMC has become the recommendation international arts event by the Ministry of Cultural and the key cultural project by the Government of Beijing Municipality.

The BJIMC is held once every year, and it is a four year cycle. The BJIMC currently including five items: flute, clarinet, cello, string quartet and opera. After the competition, a series of master classes and tour concerts are launched. The sixth BJIMC in 2013 will contain two individual items: clarinet and opera (new item from 2013). More competitions for other disciplines will be launched gradually in the future.

The Beijing International Music Competition is always adhering to the highest artistic standards and progressively build China's world-class music event with top level. A total of 86 world-renowned musicians and educators have been invited as jury and more than 600 young talent musicians from 40 countries and regions have participated the previous five competitions. The quality and management of BJIMC have been generally affirmed by the international classical music field. In the meanwhile, the BJIMC has also among the most influential and active international music competitions and gradually establish a solid foundation for setting up the Beijing International Music Awards in the future.

The Beijing International Music Competition Administration (BIMCA) is a standing and independent competition management institution and it will provide scientific basis for its competition management through research on all the international music competition systems and formulate development plans for the competition projects. It will make strict Judging Rules, Standards for Judges, the competition prospectus and implementation plans, and further- more it will set up a judging panel for each competition under the framework of Standards for Judges, who will make the final judgments independently according to the Judging Rules for the BJIMC. The Judging Rules and the Standards for Judges has been published on the official website of the competition and accept social supervision in order to ensure the fair interests of players as best as they can in terms of system. Through the improvement and adjustment of the previous five competitions, the judging rules have been highly praised by all the jury members.

Receiving affirmation on fair competition principles and organizational management level of the competition made by competitors, judges, and audiences is the most important core values of the BJIMC. With open minds and the pursuit of fair competition principles, we will continue to provide an open stage for all the young outstanding musicians.



2 November 2013


3 November 2013

Jacksonville, Florida

 4 November 2013

Ensemble 54 - VIP David Gould, Director

New York City

    • Join Music Mélange as they welcome Ensemble 54 featuring Nuno Antunes, Pascal Archer, Nick Gallas, & David Gould in a special evening of music from the theater.

      Theatre! Film! Opera! Ensemble 54 pays a tribute to acting!
      And what better place to do it than at the Interart Theatre, home to Blessed Unrest.

      Featuring a world premier of Rothko Chapel by Hayes Greenfield, music by Rossini and Weill, and incidental live film scoring to Charlie Chaplin’s pratfalls.


      Monday November 4
      Doors at 7:00pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

      Interart Annex Theatre
      500 West 52nd Street

      Tickets- $15/Students $10
      (all ticket sale proceeds go directly to the performers)
      For reservations email
      Or just come to the door!



4 November 2013

Virginia Tech University


6 November 2013

VIP Richard MacDowell Master Class

Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

  1. Richard MacDowell has taught and performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad. He is known to be one of the strongest pedagogues in the Robert Marcellus and Stanly Hasty traditions. Before coming to the University of Texas Austin, where he was Associate Professor of Clarinet for over 20 years, he taught at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan . He is now retired from Texas and will be a sabattical replacement this spring at Ithaca College for Professor Rick Faria.
    He has given recitals and master classes at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Nebraska. He participated in the 2010 China Clarinet Festival in Naning, China, and the Taiwan Clarinet Festival in Touen, Taiwan, Taiwan.
    He's been the principal clarinet of the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Lakewood Ensemble of Dallas, Mozart-fest of Austin, the Chamber Soloists of Austin, Salon Concerts, and the Victoria Bach Festival. Two years ago in 2011, his final year prior to his retirement from UT, he was co-artistic director and host for the 2010 ICA International ClarintFest in Austin. Locally, he has been a frequent guest with the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, and has been on the faculties of Ithaca College, State University College at Oneonta, and Hartwick. He's played principal clarinet with the Glimmerglass Opera, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Catskill Philharmonic, and played with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Binghamton Pops, the Northeast Philharmonic, and Tri-Cities Opera, among others.


    8 - 10 November 2013

    Camerino, Italy


9 - 10 November 2013

Clarinet Spectacular with Senior VIP and Jazz Legend Eddie Daniels at Ohio State University

VIP Dr Caroline Hartig, Director




Clarinet Spectacular

Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10, 2013

The School of Music presents Clarinet Spectacular 2013 on Saturday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jazz Meets the Classics

Celebrate the clarinet and its repertoire with associate professor of clarinet Caroline Hartig; Eddie Daniels, the Anderson Twins, and Sarah Elbaz, as well as Ohio State students and alumni. The festival will feature performances, master classes, clinics and vendors. Clarinet Spectacular is open to clarinetists of all ages and abilities with activities for advanced college and high school students, professionals and clarinet enthusiasts.

Registration Information

Clarinet Spectacular 2013 online registration will be available soon.

All participants, including Ohio State students, faculty, and staff must complete the online registration by Friday, October 25 at midnight. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. No exceptions.


Caroline Hartig
Caroline Hartig
 is the associate professor of clarinet at The Ohio State University.  An acclaimed clarinet soloist and recording artist, she has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has appeared as a guest artist for the International Clarinet Association and has been heard on National Public Radio’sMorning Edition. An advocate for contemporary music, she has premiered works by leading composers including Pulitzer-Prize winners William Bolcom and Donald Martino and can be heard on the compact disc Dancing Solo featuring the clarinet works of composer Libby Larsen. Additionally Hartig is heard on the compact discClarinet Brilliante honored as a "Critics’ Choice" by the American Record Guide and Clarinet Brilliante IIpraised by ARG noting, "The playing is mastery itself...Hartig’s latest CD Chalumeau is comprised of contemporary unaccompanied benchmark solo clarinet works including Bolcom’s Chalumeau premiered by Hartig in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to an active solo and recording career, Dr. Hartig is in demand as a master teacher and clinician and has been a guest clinician at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference.  She is an artist/faculty for Clarinetopia, and the Centro Studi Carlo della Giacoma in Todi, Italy.

Eddie Daniels photoHeadliner Eddie Daniels, born in October 1941, is a prolific American musician.  Though he is best-known as a jazz clarinet player, he has also played alto and tenor saxophones, as well as classical music, on the clarinet.  Daniels was born in New York City to a Jewish family.  He was raised in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn in NYC.  He became interested in jazz as a teenager when he was impressed by the musicians accompanying singers, such as Frank Sinatra, on recordings. Eddie's first instrument was the alto saxophone, and by the age of 15 he had played at the Newport Jazz Festival youth competition. By the time he entered college, he was also playing clarinet. Daniels has toured and recorded with a variety of bands, small groups and orchestras, and appeared on television many times. Since the 1980s he has focused mainly on the clarinet. In 1989 he won a Grammy Award for playing on the Roger Kellaway arrangement of Memos from Paradise. Eddie Daniels has played with Thad Jones, and most recently has been featured as a guest artist with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, on the album Swingin' For The Fences, the first album by the band. He featured in Goodwin's arrangement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor on XXL, and on the Big Phat Band's album The Phat Pack on "Under The Wire."


Clarinet Spectacular participants are responsible for finding their own housing for the duration of the event. The following hotels are suggested for School of Music visitors. Guest may ask for the university rate.

Directions and Parking Information

For Guests of the School of Music


For registration questions not answered here, please contact the School of Music outreach registrar, Megan Morelock, at or call (614) 292-4280.

To contact the Clarinet Spectacular director, Dr. Caroline Hartig, email or call (614) 292-8969.

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4 - 9 November 2013

Quito, Equador


6 - 11 November 2013

Sharon Kam Tour in Germany on the 'Opera' CD Release

9 November 2013 - 8 PM


St Ann's Church, 157 Montaugh St

Brooklyn Heights, New York


Tchaikovsky and Mozart with Tito Munoz and Charles Neidich with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn

Internationally renowned conductor Tito Muñoz and critically acclaimed clarinetist Charles Neidich join the String Orchestra of Brooklyn for a performance of two equally powerful works.

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
Tito Munoz, conductor

Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Charles Neidich, clarinet


             Renowned clarinetist Charles Neidich will appear as soloist with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn under the baton of Tito Munoz Saturday evening, November 9th at 8:00 p.m. at St. Ann's Church, 157 Montague St., Brooklyn, NY. The program will begin with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 and continue, with Mr. Neidich as clarinet soloist in the incomparable Mozart Clarinet Concert in A Major, K. 622.

            Orchestra at the Korea Maru Festival in Busan, Korea and was heard with the Mozart Kegelstatt Trio at the Sendai Festival in Japan. Mr. Neidich also appeared on the JT Hall Chamber Series in Tokyo playing the Mozart Clarinet Quintet. In October, Mr. Neidich was heard in the French premiere of the original version of the Copland Clarinet Concerto with the Opera Lorraine at Nancy. This December, will be heard with the Queens Contemporary Music Ensemble Nota Bene in works by Stravinsky, John Adams and Schoenberg. From February through July 2013 Mr. Neidich appeared at the Moscow Brahms Festival; Ensemble MidtVest, Denmark; at the University of Chicago in the Ralph Shapey Quintet (written for Mr. Neidich), at Apeldoorn, Netherlands; in Boston (Messiaen Quartet For the End of Time)); the Clarinetopia Festival at Michigan State University; at the Sarasota Music Festival, the Risør Festival South, Norway, the Marlboro Festival, and the Kita-Karuizawa Festival, Japan.


         In addition to performing as soloist, Mr. Neidich has in recent seasons, added conducting to his musical accomplishments. He has led the Cobb Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Symphony in performances of the Franck Symphony in D Minor and Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (also playing the solo clarinet part). Mr. Neidich continues to serve as conductor of the Queens College Chamber Orchestra in Queens, New York City, with whom he has performed the works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven in historically informed interpretations.

          Mr. Neidich appeared at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall on December 9, 2010, February 2, 2011 and March 24, 2011 in concerts presented by Festival Chamber Music. Also in New York, Mr. Neidich was heard with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church. He performed as part of the acclaimed New York Woodwind Quintet in Philadelphia under the auspices of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Mr. Neidich was heard with the Portland String Quartet in Portland, ME. Mr. Neidich also participated in a concert in New York to benefit victims of the March 2011 earthquake in Japan. In past seasons Mr. Neidich has appeared in recital and as guest soloist all over the world, and has been making his mark as a conductor. In wide demand as a soloist, Mr. Neidich has collaborated with some of the world's leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Halle Staatsorchester of Germany, Orpheus, the St. Louis Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, San Diego Symphony, New City Chamber Orchestra of San Francisco, Athens Chamber Music Festival, Tafelmusik, the Juilliard, Guarneri, American, and Mendelssohn String Quartets, and the Peabody Trio.

         During the 2008-09 season, Mr. Neidich participated in a series of concerts celebrating Elliott Carter's Centennial: an Elliott Carter Docu-Concert at Vanderbilt University; an all-Carter concert at Merkin Hall in November 2008 with the New York Woodwind Quintet; and at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall as part of Carnegie Hall's "Making Music" series in December 2008.

          Mr. Neidich commands a repertoire of over 200 solo works, including pieces commissioned or inspired by him, as well as his own transcriptions of vocal and instrumental works. A noted exponent of 20th century music, he has premiered works by Milton Babbit, Elliott Carter, Edison Denisov, William Schumann, Ralph Shapey, Joan Tower, and other leading contemporary composers. With a growing discography to his credit, Mr. Neidich can be heard on the Chandos, Sony Classical, Sony Vivarte, Deutsche Grammophon, Musicmasters, Pantheon, and Bridge labels. His recorded repertoire ranges from familiar works by Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, and Brahms, to lesser-known compositions by Danzi, Reicha, Rossini, and Hummel, as well as music by Elliott Carter, Gyorgy Kurtag, and other contemporary masters.

            A native New Yorker of Russian and Greek descent, Charles Neidich had his first clarinet lessons with his father and his first piano lessons with his mother. Mr. Neidich's early musical idols were Fritz Kreisler, pianist Artur Schnabel and other violinists and pianists, rather than clarinetists. However, the clarinet won out over time, and he pursued studies with the famed pedagogue   Click ahead to continue this biography

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16 November 2013

United States Navy Band Clarinet Day

Washington, DC


22 - 23 November 2013

Ball State University Clarinet Festival - Dr Elizabeth Crawford, Director

Muncie, Indiana

Information hyperlinked above - Guest Artist - Eric Mandat - University of Illinois in Carbondale

Elizabeth Crawford

Associate Professor of Clarinet

MI 134   Phone: 765-285-5427  

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203 
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306







Eric Mandat Clarinetist/Composer

Clarinetist and composer Eric Mandat is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary clarinet music. As stated in the Chicago Reader, "Mandat is exploring new worlds, with a unique combination of virtuosity and a creative use of multiphonics...he uses them to create highly personal and expressive compositions that...are loaded with musical meaning." The Village Voice notes the "suave physicality" of his presence as a performer, and finds his style to be "riveting.”

Mandat tours world-wide as a soloist and chamber musician, presenting lectures and recitals featuring new American clarinet music as well as traditional repertoire. He has premiered his works at international conferences in Chicago, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Vancouver and has appeared as soloist with the Latvian National and Chicago Chamber Orchestras and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. His group, The Transatlantic Trio, has concertized in the United States, Asia and Europe and recorded trios by Brahms and d'Indy (4tay-CD 4008) that Fanfare finds "easily rank with the best." Mandat is also a member of the Chicago Symphony's MusicNOW ensemble, which recently performed works by Elliott Carter and Bruno Mantovani under the direction of Maestro Pierre Boulez.

Mandat is also a member of Tone Road Ramblers, an eclectic sextet specializing in improvisation and experimental music. They perform at such venues as Merkin Hall in New York and new music festivals nationwide, and are presented by such organizations as the World Music Institute. Their CD, Intersections & Detours (Einstein 007), is described by Option magazine as "filled with wit, joy and creative sparkle." Their latest CD, Dancing With the Ramblers (Einstein EIN-018) features Mandat’s Dark Energy, together with extended works by Morgan Powell and John Fonville.

As a composer, Mandat focuses primarily on solo and chamber works for clarinet. His compositions utilize extended techniques within a framework largely influenced by jazz and traditional music of non-Western cultures. The Clarinet finds that his "process at writing and playing is bound to leave any listener in awe" (One) "is constantly challenged and surprised by gorgeous tone color changes, exciting rhythmic action and 21st century clarinetistry." Mandat is a recipient of the 2000, 2005, and 2009 Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Awards for composition. Of his latest CD of his compositions for clarinet, Black Swirls (Cirrus CMCD001), The Clarinet raves, “Mandat provides tremendous musical interest with his impressive display of tonal colors, dynamic control…rhythmic variety and groove, and imaginative playing.” His music is featured in concerts and recordings by clarinetists throughout the world.

Mandat received his education at the University of North Texas (B.M.), the Yale School of Music (M.M.), and the Eastman School of Music (D.M.A.). His principal teachers included Richard Joiner, Lee Gibson, Keith Wilson, Stanley Hasty, and Charles Neidich. He is Professor of Music and Distinguished Scholar at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he teaches clarinet and graduate courses in musical analysis.

Eric Mandat is a Buffet Group USA performing artist and clinician.
















23 November 2013

Wright State University Reeds Festival - VIP Dr John Kurokawa, Director

Dayton, Ohio

2013 WSU Reeds Festival! This annual event includes the Saxophone Festival, Double Reed Festival, and the return of the Clarinet Festival! Our special guests will be the Akropolis Wind Quintet (check them out at, and will include concerts, masterclasses, and numerous performance opportunities. Vendors with instruments, equipment, and music will also be on hand.


23 - 24 November 2013

Ameins 12th National Clarinet Competition

Ameins, France


24 November 2013

Stanley Drucker Recital at State University Orange

Middletown, New York

Stanley Drucker: Clarinet and Piano Recital

Sunday, November 24, 2013     

3 pm

Orange Hall Theatre


Emeritus Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, Stanley Drucker, plays selections from Bernstein, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Poulenc, Weinberg, Fitelberg, Von Weber, accompanied by Naomi Drucker, clarinet, and Marilyn Lehman, pianist.

admission: $15 adults; $10 senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni; free—students

There is a $ 2.50 service charge for tickets purchased on line. You may print your tickets on your home computer or pick them up at the box office. The box office opens one hour before show time.   

No lap sitting permitted. 
Cash, check and major credit cards accepted at the box office.
A student is a student of any school, any age.
QUESTIONS?   Call 341 4891.
Clarinet and Piano Recital
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Orange Hall Theatre
SUNY Orange/Wawayanda Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: (845) 341-4891

25 - 29 November 2013


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