Set your calendars for Ohio University’s Woodwind Day Saturday, November 18, 2023! This is a great opportunity so to become more acquainted with Ohio University’s wonderful clarinet studio and woodwind division. The featured clarinet guest artists will be Garrick Zoeter, Professor of Clarinet and Alexander Bernstein, Assistant Professor of Piano at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. The day will include a recital and master class by Zoeter, a clarinet choir rehearsal and performance, workshops on yoga and jazz improvisation, exhibits by instrument and accessories vendors, and other fun activities. Approximately 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Open to all high school and college students, amateurs, professionals, and enthusiasts of woodwind instruments.
Registration is free! Click here to register and get further information. Deadline to register is Tuesday, November 14. https://www.ohio.edu/fine-arts/music/woodwind-day
The second Ohio University Woodwind Day occurred on November 19, 2022 (photos above). The day featured Sarunas Jankauskas, Associate Professor of Clarinet at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. He presented a solo recital with Johan Botes, Associate Professor of Piano at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, featuring both traditional and avant garde clarinet compositions and a master class featuring Ohio University clarinet students. The grand finale concert featured 6 Ohio University student soloists in duo concerti with clarinet choir accompaniment by Krommer, Mendelssohn and Ponchielli: Dave Bourland, Maddi Julian, Joel Panas, Josh Smith, Jennifer Soles, and Elham Younesi. This clarinet choir was comprised of 20 Ohio University students and approximately 27 clarinet guests—high school students, alumni, amateurs and professionals. The day also included an exhibit by C&A Music. Over 65 woodwinds on all five instruments—high school and college students, amateurs, and professionals attended.
This second Ohio University Woodwind Day followed the first Woodwind Day on March 19, 2022 (photos above). The day featured Julie DeRoche, Professor of Clarinet and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at DePaul University in Chicago. The day included a host performance by Rebecca Rischin, OU Professor of Clarinet; a master class and fundamentals workshop with DeRoche; a clarinet choir rehearsal and performance; exhibits by C&A Music, and workshops on jazz improvisation by Dr. Matthew James, OU Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies, and yoga for all woodwinds by OU Prof. Alison Brown Sincoff, Professor of Flute and Assistant Director. Over 40 woodwinds on all five instruments—high school and college students, amateurs, and professionals attended.