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WKA Mission: To serve Music, the Klarinette, and each other


Website Directory   -   Headline Galleries Archives -  In Memoriam Pages and Archives  -  WKA Officer VIP Directory


Hot News Pages  -  Organized by Year with Each Month of that Year Listed on the Yearly Page


WKA Newsletter Pages - Organized by Year with each Month Listed


International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018



Clarinet and Chamber Music, Concerto, Jazz, New Music, Clarinet Ensemble Recordings




Check the Monthly WKA Newsletters - October 2020


Check the current Hot News Page - September 2020



James Pyne, Celebrated Former Solo Clarinetist in the Buffalo Philharmonic, Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University, and Master Mouthpiece Craftsman with Professionals and Players Internationslly using them - In Memoriam - 20 September 2020






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Berliner Philharmoniker 2019 - 2020 Season Announcement with Kirill Petrenko


Check Photo Galleries and Thumbnail photos that can be enlarged by clicking over them



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As many in the world know, the Covid 19 Virus Pandemic has virtually stopped all activity worldwide cancelling Music Festivals, Educational Institutions and more.   During this stressful time, Livestream activity to support this void has shown itself to be a morale support to all watching.  Many quality performances and workshop streams will be posted on the future Newsletter and  Hot News as they appear and will be contued in the following months



Upcoming Interview with VIP Giora Feidman  (King of Klezmer) with VIP Andrew Simon - 18 October 2020



 Interview with Maestro Osmo Vanska, Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra and a Clarinetist - with Senior VIP Andrew Simon - 4 October 2020  - 9 AM EST



Steel City Clarinet Connection - Virtual at Slippery Rock University -27 September 2020



Historic Interview with VIPs Stanley Drucker, John Bruce Yeh and Composer John Corigliano  - Andrew Simon   26 September 2020 - 11 am EST



                                                      TTN Clarinets: September 18th - VIP Ricardo Morales, Principal Clarinet of The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a master class with PIMF - One of the most sought after clarinetists of today, he joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as Principal Clarinet in 2003



Senior VIP David Shifrin, Renowned Clarinet Soloist and Director for 40 Years with the Northwest Chamber Festival, Retires with Honors Portland, Oregon - 14 September 2020



Official announcement and recognition of Anthony McGill's Honor with the Avery Fisher Prize


                                                                    Cali School Artist-in-Residence Wins Avery Fisher Prize  - Clarinetist VIP Anthony McGill receives one of the music world’s most coveted awards - New York City - September 15, 2020




New Composition by VIP and Concert Pianist and Composer VIP Anna Vinnitsky - Spring of 2020 for clarinet and piano is now published and available for purchase. Use the link in the description of this YouTube video to order your copy!




Amicitia Clarinet Extravaganza Virtual Online - VIP Diane Barger and Dr Denise Gainey, Directors - 12 - 13 September 2020 



Interview with Martin Frost and Andrew Simon - 12 September 2020  -  9 AM EST



Clarinet Online Master Class with VIP Artists Michele Zukovsky and Andrew Simon - 7 - 10 September 2020




VIII Curse de Musica - VIP Radovan Cavallin - Clarinet Teacher - Vilaflor, Spain  - 3 - 6 September 2020




 Interview with Renowned Bass Clarinetist Michael Lowenstern with Andrew Simon - 5 September 2020




  The latest  month events of interest are posted above to Headline them. All previous events are posted in the Headline Galleries so everyone can see and be informed. Click below to check these important archives with photo galleries that have appeared on this page.


2020 Headline Galleries


                 Welcome to the World Clarinet Alliance Official Site.     As you have noticed by the many Resource and News Pages, this has become a vital primary source of information for all levels of players and interests, and is intended to expand horizons and make possible vital advancements for all players, students and professionals alike, and give a truly International perspective on the Community of Clarinet Performance and Education. 

               WKA is interactive with many Music Organizations, Military Band Organizations, Industry, Festivals worldwide, International Competitions, Master Classes, and the Academic sector. 


               As the membership is Free for everyone to join, this opens the Open-source communication opportunities to connect with other like-minded players and friends.   Because of Internet speed of current communication, anyone, from remote areas or across the overseas areas, can be actively involved in the Clarinet Community worldwide.   No Magazine is published as everything is downloadable, and one can print targeted information and create their own 'Magazine', free from Advertising, but substance information that can be used.  It is highly important for all teachers and Clarinet organizations to make WKA known to their students and members. The purpose of WKA is to serve the entire Music and Clarinet Community.


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