ClarinetFest® 2017 Master Class Deadline is on Friday, May 19th
Please note that the Alex Fiterstein master class is at capacity. Spots are still available for all other master classes and clarinet choirs. The deadline to sign-up for a clarinet choir is Saturday, July 15th.
CLARINET CHOIRS – indicate your interest on the ClarinetFest® registration form
Festival Choir – available for all ClarinetFest® attendees, no audition needed; conducted by Alan Woy. Come join with fellow clarinet enthusiasts for daily rehearsals beginning Thursday and concluding with a performance at the close of the conference on Sunday.
Collegiate Choir – available for college students, no audition needed; conducted by Charles West. Have fun playing with fellow college students in a dynamic clarinet choir! Daily rehearsals will start Thursday and conclude with a performance at the close of the conference on Sunday.
Professors Choir – available for college professors, professional teachers, and professional performers; conducted by Mitchell Estrin. This advanced choir will begin daily rehearsals on Thursday and conclude with a performance on Saturday evening. The repertoire will include the premiere performance of the winning composition of the ICA Composition Competition, Meditation and Funk by Sean Osborne. Join in and have fun playing with your colleagues!
MASTER CLASSES FOR STUDENTS**
The Clarinet and Virtuoso Technique (Thursday)
Milan Rericha, Internationally known clarinet virtuoso and teacher.
Three players are needed for this master class focused on double tonguing, circular breathing, and other virtuoso techniques.
Carl Maria von Weber and the Clarinet (Thursday)
Jonathan Cohler, performance and recording artist, teacher, and Weber specialist.
Three players are needed for these works by Weber: Concertino, Concerto No. 1 in F Minor, and Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major.
Time for Bass Clarinet (Friday)
Alcides Rodriguez, popular performer of classical and Venezuelan music and bass clarinetist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Three advanced high school or college students are needed to play solos or orchestral excerpts on bass clarinet.
High School Spotlight (Saturday)
Julie DeRoche, respected performer, pedagogue, and professor at DePaul University.
Four players are needed for this master class, with material such as Rose Etudes, or other solo or etude repertoire. The class will concentrate on building solid fundamentals at this stage.
Clarinet Solo Repertoire (Saturday)
Alex Fiterstein, well-known soloist, principal clarinet with the Minnesota Orchestra, and professor of clarinet at the University of Minnesota.
Three advanced high school or college players are needed to play solo repertoire.
** For those players requesting to be selected for a master class, please send the following information to Dr. Diane Barger, firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of May 19, 2017.
- Full name, current ICA membership number, summer address, telephone number, and e-mail address. E-mail is the preferred means of communication.
- School (high school or college).
- Age/year in school (i.e. 21, incoming Senior BM major).
- Choice of master class (please select one from the above list; do not select “any”).
- Repertoire selection (based on the listed, required repertoire for the specific master class). Please include full name of composer, title, and any movements under consideration.
- Letter of recommendation from your primary teacher that addresses the applicant’s qualifications to perform in the selected master class.
Final selection is based on repertoire suitability for selected master class and strength of teacher’s recommendation. All decisions are final. All travel and other expenses are the responsibility of the selected participants.SAVE THE DATES, July 26th-30th, 2017, we hope to see you there!