Clarinet Workshop

June 15 – June 28, 2014

Ages 14-20

Ethan Sloane, eminent soloist, recording artist, and teacher, directs the Clarinet Workshop and provides a collaborative yet challenging atmosphere for learning where participants will explore clarinet techniques, repertoire, and musical styles.

Classes will address a broad range of topics related to clarinet performance:  tone production, articulation, intonation, breath, reed adjustment, practice techniques, recital/audition preparation, and other specific technical and musical issues.

Standard solo literature studied will include works by Mozart, Weber, Brahms, Schumann, Hindemith, and Saint-Saens and orchestral excerpts, in preparation for college and solo auditions, include the major symphonic works of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, and Mendelssohn.

Students will work individually with Professor Sloane in daily technique classes and repertoire master classes.  Guest artists for master classes on specific topics typically join Professor Sloane each summer.  Past guest artist/teachers have included Larry Guy, Paul Green, and Vincent Marinelli.

Auxiliary instruments will also be discussed:  Eb clarinet, bass and contra-bass clarinets and all students will have the opportunity to participate in a Clarinet Choir.  Students receive individual coaching sessions with an accompanist in preparation for a solo and clarinet ensemble workshop recital at the conclusion of the workshop period.