BGSU to host Clarinet Conference for students

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will hold a Clarinet Conference on March 10 for high school and college clarinetists. Featured will be special guest Yehuda Gilad from the University of Southern California Thornton School. Gilad is also a master teacher at the Colburn School of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.

Additional guests include Elizabeth Craw ford from Ball State University; Caroline Hartig and Justin O’Dell from Michigan State University; Bill King, owner of the Ann Arbor Clarinet Connection; Campbell MacDowell, principal clarinetist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic; Kevin Schempf, associate professor of clarinet at BGSU, and Kennen White from Central Michigan University.

The program, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Moore Musical Arts Center, will include a master class with Gilad at 10 a.m. A Clarinet Choir rehearsal will be held at 1 p.m., followed by a second master class at 2 p.m. and a recital beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall.

In addition, Eric Satterlee of Meridian Winds and Bill King of Ann Arbor Clarinet Connection will be repairing instruments and will have clarinets and accessories for sale throughout the day.

Gilad has earned numerous accolades, including the Distinguished Teacher Award from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, the Teacher of the Year Award from the Colburn School, the Israel-America Cultural Foundation Scholarship and the Robert Simon Award in Music.

Admission is $10. For further information, contact Schempf at 419-372-2392 or schempf@bgsu.edu or visit http://www.bgsu.edu/music.

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(Posted February 22, 2010 )