26 - 29 April 2016
Montiels, France

11th - 15th April 2016

Raasay Bass Clarinet Course - VIP Sarah Watts, Director
Raasay, Scotland


information, click on the above website

9 April 2016

University of Delaware Clarinet Day - Dr Christopher Nichols, Director

Newark, Delaware

14 April 2016

Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Soloist with the Waco (Texas) Symphony in Performance of Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622

Join us for an exciting day of flute and clarinet events in the Rio Grande Valley! The 2016 South Texas Flute & Clarinet Festival will feature master classes and recitals with outstanding guest artists, hands-on clinics and master classes for flutists and clarinetists of all ages and ability levels, as well as, flute choir and clarinet choir reading sessions, competitions, exhibitors and more. Bring your instruments!

The 2016 South Texas Flute & Clarinet Festival is presented by Melhart Music and hosted by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Flute & Clarinet Studios in Brownsville, Texas.

6 April 2016

Valeria Serangeli Master Class at the Teatro Carlo Feice


16 April 2016

Catania, Italy

April 2016 Newsletter

28 April 2016

VIP Boris Allakhverdyan Master Class and Recital

Professional Music Academy

Woodbridge, New Jersey

14 - 16 April 2016

VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist in World Premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Clarinet Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra

In a continuation of the Philadelphia Orchestra's proud tradition of commissioning new works, Yannick and the orchestra will present a new Clarinet Concerto by Jonathan Leshnoff. According to Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist, "I'm mesmerized by his melodic style." The opportunity to hear the performance of this new work, commissioned for Ricardo Morales, is on April 14, 15, and 16 at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center. Also on this concert you will hear Leonard Bernstein's suite from his ballet Fancy Free and Sergei Prokofiev's seventh symphony, which was given its U.S. premiere by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy. Visit here for tickets.

VIP Sabine Meyer performing Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets

16 April 2016

Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Show with VIP Jorge Montilla

Northeast Illinois University - VIP Rose Sperrazza, Host

Please join the University of Maryland Clarinet Studio and the Maryland Clarinet Society for our annual Clarinet Symposium on April 3, 2016! The event will take place at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the beautiful campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Mark your calendars! More details to come soon. In the meantime, check out our incredible Guest Artists, Ixi Chen and David Gould!

We are also pleased to announce that Buffet Crampon will be giving away an R13 clarinet! Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

24 April 2016

Jean-Francois Bescond Soloist in Works of Mozart, Weber, and Pierne

Faculty including Michele Gingras, Carina Washington, and Jeffrey Heisler


Click on the link above to register for the 2016 Mississippi Single Reed Summit! You can also find out more about our guest artists and see the schedule for Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2. Friday afternoon events will be directed specifically at middle school students and Saturday events will be for high school and college students. There are recitals Friday night and Saturday afternoon that are free and open to the public. There is a $5 registration fee for those who wish to participate in other events. We hope to see you in Oxford on April 1-2 for the Summit!

26 - 28 April 2016
Clarimania International Clarinet Festival - VIP Jan Jakob Bokun, Director
Wroclow, Poland

2 April 2016 


9th Troy University (Alabama) Clarinet Day - VIP  Timothy Phillips, Director

7 - 8 April 2016

The Making of a Medium Residency with Senior VIP and Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr  - University of North Texas at Denton

CONCERT PROGRAM, including three of Beethoven’s most joyous early-period works—brings a septet of winds and strings to test the acoustics of the new Music Hall, in early April.
Beethoven: Trio in G An all-Beethoven program—developed in conjunction with the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments, Major, Op. 9, No. 1; “Spring” Sonata, Op. 24; Septet, Op. 20
The Smithsonian Chamber Players
Vera Beths, violin; Nicholas Cords, viola; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello; Robert Nairn, bass; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Dominic Teresi, bassoon; William Purvis, horn

23 April 2016

Brandon University Clarinet Day

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

16 - 17 April 2016
Wenzel Fuchs Master Class weekend with the Boston Clarinet Academy, VIP Jonathan Cohler, Director

Boston, Massachusetts

23 April 2016

Kennasaw University Clarinet Day

Kennasaw, Tennessee

1 - 2 April 2016 
Master Classes with VIP Kenneth Grant at Baylor University
Waco, Texas

3 April 2016

Masterworks of Four Centuries 2015-2016 Sunday Concert Series with Smithsonian Associates at the American Museum of Natural History with all Beethoven program performed on Period Instruments. VIP Charles Neidich performs Beethoven Septet Op 20 on a Period Clarinet

Washington, DC

The Clarinet Academy of Tokyo will launch in April 2016!

This academy is supported by Yamaha Ginza Tokyo, and it is ideal for young musicians who are; ① Music college / conservatory graduates who want to become a professional player. ② Non-music major college graduates who have a strong ambition to become a professional player. ③ High school graduates who want to receive further instructions before applying for colleges / music conservatories. ④ High school graduates who are interested in becoming a professional player without entering music colleges / conservatories. ⑤ Young musicians who are interested in studying in abroad.

Students will receive; ① 2 private lessons per week. Total of 70 lessons per year. ② A recital per year. ③ Opportunities to attend at least one masterclass by world renowned guest instructor per year. ④ Various performance opportunities both in and out of the academy. ⑤ Proper guidance for various competitions and auditions.

Tuition; $7,440.00 (April 2016 to March 2017) * Summer recess from 18th Jul. to 24th Aug., 2016. Winter recess from26th Dec. to 7th Jan., 2017

Accommodations; We will assist you with finding apartments for students who needs.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Founder / faculty Kazuo Fujii


9 April 2016

Southern Texas State University Flute & Clarinet Festival
Brownsville, Texas

April 2016 - March 2017

Clarinet Academy Course with VIP Kazuo Fujii

Tokyo, Japan

17 - 18 April 2016

Linton Chamber Concert 'Transcending Time' with Beethoven, Debussy, and Messiean with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen

Cincinnati, Ohio

24 April 2016

VIP John Bruce Yeh, Associate Solo Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony, Soloist with the Singapore Wind Symphony

6 - 8 April 2016

Clarinets On Stage


1 - 2 April 2016

University of Mississippi Single Reed Summit

Oxford, Mississippi

16 April 2016

Millersville Single Reed Day - VIP Christy Banks, Director, with VIP Diane Barger, Guest Faculty

Millersville, Pennsylvania

7 - 10 April 2016

Nederlands Clarinet Festival
The Netherlands

VIP Kenneth Grant, Clarinet - Eastman School of Music, Professor of Clarinet
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Clarinet


24 April 2016

Cardiff University Clarinet Convention - VIP Leslie Craven, Director

Cardiff, United Kingdom


Beethoven - Trio for Piano, Clarinet & Cello in B-flat Major
Debussy - Sonata for Cello & Piano
Debussy - Sonata for Violin & Piano
Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time

Quartet for the End of Time is a work of spiritual renewal written in the darkest of times. The esteemed violinist, Cho-Liang Lin and Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet of The Cleveland Orchestra, join Linton’s own Michael Chertock and Sharon Robinson to perform this allegorical masterpiece.


2 April 2016
Houston, Texas


 Save the date: From 7 to 10 April 2016 will be in the muziekgebouw aan ' T IJ AND IN THE BIMHUIS a brand new festival taking place entirely devoted to the clarinet! Keep an eye on this page for the program, or to take a look at the website of the music building!


3 April 2016

University of Maryland Clarinet Day - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director

College Park, Maryland

2 April 2016
Catholic University Single Reed Symposium - Dr Ben Redwine, Director

Washington, DC

2 April 2016

Iowa Clarinet Day - Dr Gregory Oakes, Director

Pella, Iowa

 Kenneth Grant is Associate Professor of Clarinet at the Eastman School of Music, where he has taught since his appointment in 1987.

A Buffalo native, Mr. Grant received his education at the Eastman School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate. His principal teachers have been Donald Mattea, James Pyne, Stanley Hasty, Franklin Cohen, and Theodore Johnson.

He joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 1987 as Principal Clarinet after almost fifteen years in the same position with the Columbus Symphony. In 1990, he toured Europe with the Cleveland Orchestra as Assistant Principal Clarinet. In 1994, he won critical acclaim in Japan as soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble in the Mozart Clarinet Concerto.

Mr. Grant has presented several first performances, including the Clarinet Concerto of Sydney Hodkinson (world premiere) and Benjamin Britten’s Concerto Movement for Clarinet and Orchestra (United States premiere), both with the Rochester Philharmonic, and Verne Reynolds’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Fantasy Etudes for Clarinet, Percussion, and Piano.

Apart from his performing, he was a participant in the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium (June 1996), the KlarFest at Ohio State University (July 1998), the KlarFest in New Orleans (2001), the International Festival at Round Top (2004, 2005), and the Aria International Summer Academy at Ball State University (2004, 2005).

Prior to his current position at Eastman, Kenneth Grant was a faculty member at Capital University (1978-87) and Ohio Wesleyan University (1986-87). He also served on the faculty of the Eastman Summer Seminar in Hamamatsu, Japan (1998, 1999, 2000, and 2002.


April 9th 2016 at 7 p.m.
Join us for an evening of music and refreshments with Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus (1975-2015) of the Cleveland Orchestra and Co-Founder of ChamberFest Cleveland, and Zsolt Bognár, founder of "Living The Classical Life".

 Where: Near West Theatre (www.nearwesttheatre.org)

6702 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102

Price: $60 concert only – $75 concert + reception

Tickets: 216-229-5959 or dmorsecpc@sbcglobal.net

 Mr. Cohen and Mr. Bognár will perform several of the last works by famed composers such as Mozart and Schubert. The selected pieces were written with death on the horizon, and audience members will be taken on a musical journey that explores this creative expression of destiny and mortality.

Mr. Cohen and Mr. Bognár are sure to provide an unforgettable concert experience. Applauded by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for performances that are “dreamy, impassioned and achingly beautiful”, Mr. Cohen is the longest-service principal clarinet in orchestra history. Additionally, Mr. Bognár has been deemed an “artist well worth the attention of any serious music lover” by the American Record Guide and was applauded by the European press for his “visceral” performances.


Located in the heart of Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District, the Near West Theatre is the location for this year’s fundraiser concert. All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and will support the Center in providing mental health services and programming to our Northeast Ohio community.