USA Clarinet Day
USA Clarinet Day 2017
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
University of South Alabama
Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
We welcome all interested clarinetists to participate in USA’s second annual Clarinet Day. Participants will experience a day of recitals, master classes, clarinet choir, workshops, and exhibits.
The event will feature guest artist Dr. Denise Gainey and USA's Assistant Professor of Clarinet, Dr. Kip Franklin.
Denise A. Gainey is Associate Professor of Clarinet and Instrumental Music Education and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a Backun Artist/Clinician, an educational recording artist for Carl Fischer Music, and is secretary of the International Clarinet Association. Gainey is an active clinician and recitalist throughout the United States and performs regularly with the Alabama Symphony. She has compiled and edited a collection of clarinet solos, Solos for Clarinet, published by Carl Fischer in 2001 (as Denise Schmidt), and is currently writing a book on the life and work of master teacher Kalmen Opperman. She received the Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University, the Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from The University of North Texas, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet from The University of Kentucky. Gainey’s major teachers include Kalmen Opperman, James Gillespie, Frank Kowalsky, and Fred Ormand.
Registration and Fees:
$25 by February 20, 2017
Registration fee includes:
- admission to all exhibits, events, and recitals
- participant lunch
Online payment for Clarinet Day is unavailable. Please register using the form below and bring your payment with you when you arrive on February 25th (checks may be made out to "USA Department of Music").
Schedule of Events:
10:00am Welcome, Warm Up, Mass Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
11:00am Denise Gainey Masterclass
12:00pm Presentation by D’Addario
12:30pm Lunch (provided)
1:15pm USA Clarinet Choir Showcase Recital
1:30 Mass Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
2:00pm Kip Franklin Lecture
2:30pm Presentation by Buffet Crampon
3:15pm Mass Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
3:45pm Mass Clarinet Choir Performance
4:00pm Finale Recital Featuring Denise Gainey, Kip Franklin, and Robert Holm
5:00pm USA Clarinet Day Concludes
- Buffet Crampon
Dr. Kip Franklin
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What should I bring with me for Clarinet Day?
A: You should have your instrument and equipment, music if playing in a master class, a notebook or staff paper for taking notes, a pencil or pen, and money for meals and the vendors. It might be wise also to bring a light snack in case you get hungry before dinner time.
Q: What is a master class?
A: A master class is a group session in which a teacher coaches a student. These usually involve a single student performer, but include feedback and advice for all in attendance. They are valuable ways to learn from one another and excellent opportunities to perform.
Q: What will the vendors be selling?
A: Reeds, music, accessories, mouthpieces. There will also be clarinets and other equipment available for trial and purchase.