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In Memoriam Pages and Archives  -  WKA Officer VIP Directory


WKA Appreciations and Advertising Initiatives


Hot News Pages  -  Organized by Year with Each Month of that Year Listed on the Yearly Page


WKA Newsletter Pages - Organized by Year with each Month Listed


International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018





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John Stephens - major Composer, Conductor, and advocate in Contemporary Music and Director of the American Camerata for New Music in Washington, DC and Conductor of the Lydian Chamber Players, and founding member of the Klar/Fest 81 at Catholic University - In Memoriam - 18 November 2018



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Tenerife Clarinet Festival - Tenerife, Spain - 6 - 9 December 2018





Anna Paulova Performs Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op 115 as part of Martinu Festival - Prague, Czech Republic - 5 December 2018



Senior VIP and Renowned Jazz and Classical Soloist Eddie Daniels - Recipient of Grammy Nomination for 2019







Anna Paulova Performs Spohr 4th Clarinet Concerto with the Prague Philharmonia - Prague, Czech Republic - 30 November 2018





VIP Sabine Grofmeier is with Henning Schumann and Sophie-Magdalena Reuter at Hamburger Serenadenkonzerte Performing Brahms Trio Op 114 - Hamburg, Germany - 25 November 2018








Ekspresja Clarinet Conference - Krakow, Poland - 22 - 25 November 2018








VIP Wenzel Fuchs with Host Yuan Yuan at the Central Conservatory in Beijing 

Conductor Gustavo Dudemal, conducting this Asian Tour and Concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley

VIP and Berliner Philharmoniker Concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley Master Class at the Beijing Conservatory



Berliner Philharmoniker Master Classes with Principals during China Tour including VIPs Wenzel Fuchs, , Albrecht Mayer (Principal Oboist), Stefan Dohr (Principal Horn), and Concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley -  Shanghai and Beijing, China - 21 - 23 November 2018




Hartt College Clarinet and Oboe Day - VIP Ayako Oshima, Director - Hartford, Connecticut - 18 November 2018




VIP Eli Eban, Renowned Solo Clarinetist, former Principal Clarinetist in the Israel Philharmonic, and Distinguished Professor at Indiana University - performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra - Indianapolis, Indiana - 17 November 2018




The US Navy Band with Soloists Sean Osborn and Laura Grantier and the Navy Band Clarinet Section

Clarinet Day activities and ensembles, and Mike Getzin, Sean Osborn, and Director Laura Grantier


US Navy Band Clarinet Day - VIP Laura Grantier, Director with Guest Artist Sean Osborn - Arlington, Virginia

17 November 2018





Furman University Single Reed Day - Dr Cecilia Kang, Director - Greenville, South Carolina - 17 November 2018




VIP Nicola Jurgensen Soloist with the Niamen Philharmonic performing Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto Op 74 and giving a Master Class with Students  Niamen, China - 16 November 2018


Sang Yoon Kim, recently appointed Solo Clarinetist in the Saint Paul (Minnesota) Chamber Orchestra, performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto - 15 November 2018




Winners:  1st Prize: KEVIN SPAGNOLO



Geneva Competition Jury and the 3 winners


Geneva International Clarinet Competition - Geneva, Switzerland - 3 - 14 November 2018




Sean Osborn, Acclaimed Clarinetist/Pedagogue and Director of the Clarinettissimo Festival at Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, Recital and Master Class at the University of Maryland - VIP Robert DiLutis, Host  -  College Park, Maryland - 14 November 2018




Finals Performance along with other finalists and Luz Sedeño performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto (1st movement)


Luz Sedeno Performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto  (complete)


Luz Sedeño - Ist prize winner at the XI Mravinsky International Competition for youth of St. Petersburg, Russia - 12 November 2018








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Amalia del Giudice Master Classes - Mexico - 12 - 13 November 2018




Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Chamber Concert at Washington University - St Louis, Missouri - 11 November 2018



VIPs Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima Washington Series Concert 'Virtuosity and Beyond at the Tenri Center - New York City - 10 November 2018



Major Master Class with Jose Franch-Ballister at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - VIPs Chad Burrow and Daniel Gilbert, Hosts - 8 November 2018




Senior VIP and Legend Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Stanley Drucker Book, written by Mitchell Estrin, Signing Party at the Buffet New York Showroom  - 7 November 2018



Gabriel Smith, NY Philharmonic Archives and Mitchell Estrin, and an applause with Stanley Drucker and Dr Drucker and John Corigliano and Mitch Estrin, author with Corigliano

John Corigliano, renowned Composer who wrote the incredible Clarinet Concerto for Drucker, Bernstein, and the New York Philharmonic in 1977, Stanley Drucker, and Mike Getzin , and displaying the Book Poster Lee Rocker and spouse

Naome and Stanley Drucker, and Senior VIPs Stanley Drucker, Composer John Corigliano, and Jerome Bunke

Senior VIP and Legend Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Stanley Drucker Book, written by Mitchell Estrin, Signing Party at the New York Philharmonic Archives with VIP guests



Cambridge Music Consortium with concert and Master Classes with Slavko Kovacic and VIP Jonathan Cohler at the Longy School of Music - Cambridge, Massachusetts - 5 November 2018



 Recital and master class of master Ronald Van Spaendonck, clarinetist / clarinettiste - at the National University of Arts. - 3 - 5 November 2018    -   Buenos Aires, Argentina



Master Class Students with Anthony McGill


VIP Anthony McGill, (Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic) performs with the University of Texas (Austin) Wind Ensemble including Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs and Bolcom's Clarinet Concerto and conducts a Master Class - 1 - 4 November 2018





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2018 Headline Galleries


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