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VIP J Lawrie Bloom, Clarinetist and Bass Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony, gives Master Class and Recital at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville - 12 January 2015




Left to Right: Richard Nunemaker, Marion Russell Dickson, Reynaldo Ochoa, and right group: Reynaldo Ochoa, David Schaider, Stephen Incavo, Joseph Holik, Genn Dobias,
Top Left to Right: Scott Holshouser, Aaron Hervey, Marion Russell Dickson, Richard Nunemaker, Michael Brown, Jacqueline Garza, Nancy Angerstein, Mae Gremillion, Kristen Scott.


Effortless Clarinet/Saxophone Studio 11th Recital,  January 11, 2015 University of St. Thomas, Houston, Cullen Hall - Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker, Director, Featuring the world premiere of Reynaldo Ochoa's Isaiah 25: 6-9 for Ensemble and Soprano featuring Marion Russell Dickson, soprano, Isaiah 25:6-9, commissioned by this Studio

Also, the music of Prokofiev, Copland, Tartini, Krommer, Piazzola, Cohen and Nielsen.




VIP and newly appointed Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic  Anthony McGill performs Nielsen Clarinet Concerto - 8 - 13 January 2015







Venancio Rius, Clarinet Soloist performing Jean Francaix Clarinet Concerto with the Joven Orchestra Sinfonia de Castello -   Valencia, Spain - 3, 6, 7 January 2015




Buddy DeFranco - Legend Jazz Clarinetist of the last Century - In Memoriam - 24 December 2014



Principal Clarinetist Senior VIP Franklin Cohen to retire from Cleveland Orchestra in 2015
 One of Cleveland’s most celebrated musicians is the Orchestra’s longest-serving Principal Clarinetist
 He is also among the most-often appearing concerto soloists in the Orchestra's history
 He will make a farewell appearance as concerto soloist with the Orchestra at Blossom on July 26, 2015





VIP Designate Senior Musician and Soloist Laura Grantier, Clarinet Soloist with The United States Navy Band performing Premiere of Michael Gandolf's 'Winding Up/Winding Down' for Clarinet and Band, Conducted by Captain Brian O. Walden, Commander/Leader




Seminar Presentations regarding Clarinet and Woodwind Performance given by Dr Richard Faria, Professor at Ithaca College in New York, and VIP Deborah Andrus, Professor at Moravian College and 2nd Clarinetist in the Allentown, Pennsylvania Symphony


The MidWest International Band & Orchestra  68th Annual Conference - December 17- 20  2014

Chicago, Illinois




2014-15 MURCIA (SPAIN)
- 13 - 17 December 2014



VIP Sharon Kam Soloist performing the Copland Clarinet Concerto, and right, with VIP David Krakauer as soloist conducted by VIP Jan Jacob Bokun and Chamber Orchestra, and 

Contemporary Music as played with Jan Jacob Bokun, and right, VIP's Matthias Mueller, David Krakauer, and Stephan Vermeersch


4th European Clarinet Congress with the European Clarinet Association - ECA - Poland - 11 - 13 December 2014




Festival Senior VIP Donald Montanaro - lxapan de la Sal, Mexico - 10 - 13 December 2014




Party Reception group with introduction of new Vandoren Reeds and Mouthpieces, and right, Mike Getzin Senior VIP's Bernard Vandoren, the CEO of Vandoren Paris, Naomi and Stanley Drucker; Vandoren table display and right, VIP's Boris ALLAKHVERDYAN,  Chris Coppinger, Magoli Trichote, David Gould and Mike Getzin; Newly appointed Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Anthony McGill, Mark Nuccio, and Buffet USA President Francois Kloc and right: Anthony McGill, Jerome Bunke, Alcedes Rodriguez and Heather Rodriguez; New York Philharmonic Clarinet Section with Francois Kloc, and David Gould with Magoli Trichote (Juilliard School in the background)


Succession of Principals at the New York Philharmonic - VIP's Anthony McGill and Emeritus Stanley Drucker


Happy Holiday Celebrations in New York with Vandoren and Buffet Group USA with renowned VIP's  8 - 9 December 2014




VIP Gary Gray Master Class at California State University Northridge, VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 8 December 2014



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2015 Headline Galleries


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