Below is the performing and class schedule for the upcoming FREE 2018 Clarinet Colloquium (link) at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Hats off to Dr. Mary Druhan and all the great folks at TAMUC plus the great sponsors! (NOTE: the schedule and guest line-up are subject to change.)
Recital Schedule (link)
Friday, March 2 Opening Recital
7:00 PM Steve Ahearn BACKUN MUSICAL SERVICES SPONSORED ARTIST
7:30 PM Jun Qian SELMER USA SPONSORED ARTIST
Saturday, March 3 Recitals
9:00 AM Vanessa Davis – Color Studies: Lost Gems for Clarinet Alone
10:00 AM Cecilia Kang – Contemporary Duo Works by American Composers
11:00 AM Lucas Willsie – Unaccompanied Dances for bass clarinet
12 NOON Raphael Sanders BACKUN MUSICAL SERVICES ARTIST
1:00 PM Duo Esplanade
2:00 PM David Cook – American Music for Solo Clarinet
3:00 PM Christopher Nichols – James M. Stephenson: Original Works and Transcriptions for Clarinet and Piano
4:00 PM Boja Kragulj – The Music of Rachel Matthews
5:30 PM Combined Clarinet Choir and TAMUC Clarinet Choir Performances (wear school shirts)
Saturday, March 3 Closing Recital
7:00 PM Jonathan Guist BACKUN MUSICAL SERVICES SPONSORED ARTIST
7:30 PM Jonathan Gunn BUFFET-CRAMPON USA SPONSORED ARTIST
Schedule of Classes (link)
The 2018 Clarinet Colloquium will feature a number of classes and lectures for participants to choose from. The schedule is subject to change.
In addition to these classes, middle school students are invited to attend workshops specifically to help them with Clarinet skills at 12:30 and 1:30 with Judi Altstatt and Karen Bronson, respectively.
All students are invited to perform as a member of the Clarinet Colloquium clarinet choir. Rehearsal begins at 8:15 Saturday morning. The clarinet choir will be performing for friends and family in the recital starting at 5:30 PM.
Band directors and private teachers who are interested in learning more about how to teach clarinet are invited to attend classes with Dr. Jody Webb, Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at TAMUC and clarinet teacher for Marcus High School and by Dr. Mary Alice Druhan, Professor of Clarinet at TAMUC. For availability and continuing education credit, please contact Dr. Druhan directly at Mary.Druhan@TAMUC.edu before January 15th. Thank you!
Saturday, March 3 Classes:
9:30 AM Dawn Marie Lindblade-Evans & Julie Linder-Gaulin – Level up Your Tonguing: articulation concepts for the advancing middle school student
10:30 AM Janette Harriott – Embracing the Whole Clarinetist: Ignite Your Musician’s Chi
11:30 AM Jim Marshall – Formative Fundamentals: An Approach to Private and Group Clarinet Study
2:30 PM Julie Miller – Making Your Experience with a Collaborative Pianist Both Enjoyable and Productive
3:30 PM Raphael Sanders – Improving Your Tone: using your ears and drills for best results