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September 2015 Newsletter


ALERT - ACHTUNG for all aspiring students


How US students get a university degree for free in Germany


          An important International opportunity is available to upcoming college students to pursue study and earn degrees in many European countries, especially Germany, and be TUITION FREE, unlike the enormous costs of a US University program.  With these costs over 4 years exceeding a cost of over $50,000 - over $100,000 in future debt, with compounded interest that can paralyze one's economics for as long as 30 years, this German option is a godsend in the savings and peace of mind without debt hanging over one's head. Degrees up through the Doctorates are offered for FREE.  It is highly advised that all learn German, but many schools teach courses in English.  For a non Music major where course work is standard in course classes, all programs are well covered.  To learn German, High School students should take German in school, or purchase a program with CD's and learn from their tutorial offerings.  Check  and buy this program.  Information about the German programs below:

For more detailed information:           Tel: 212 758 3223



Below is a directory of all the Universities of Music in Germany with links to each School



1 September 2015 with Finals on 17 October 2015


Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition



2 - 8 September 2015




Amicitia Duo launches US Southeastern Tour -  VIP Diane Barger and Denise Gainey, Clarinetists


Universities being visited include:


University of Alabama at Birmingham

Florida State University in Tallahassee

University of Florida in Gainesville


University of Tampa - Florida

University of Central Florida in Orlando



10 - 13 September 2015


Camerino, Italy






12 September 2015


Basel, Switzerland



12 - 19 September 2015


Miedzynarodowe Master Music Course  - VIP Shirley Brill, Clarinet Faculty





                    I International Course of Master Classes is organized as part of the “Music on the Heights” International Chamber Music Festival in Zakopane (12-19.09.2015). It is a great opportunity for musically talented young people from different parts of Poland and abroad to gain some musical instruction from world-class musicians and experience the alpine magnificence of the Tatra Mountains, the beauty of the surrounding Podhale region and its indigenous people which have inspired so many of Poland’s eminent composers. It is also an opportunity for the local community to present the achievements of their young and talented musicians to a wider audience.


                   Course participants will work on their own repertoire in workshops and master classes under the guidance of prominent chamber musicians such as: Łukasz Długosz – flute, Shirley Brill – clarinet, Jonathan Aner – chamber piano music, Krzysztof Chorzelski – string quartet and viola.


                  During the course a series of small concerts will be organized where participants will be able to present their achievements and gain familiarity with performing on stage, as well as sharing music with the residents of Zakopane and visiting tourists. In addition, those selected by the leaders of the master classes will perform at a concert as part of the “Music on the Heights” festival. This provides an excellent opportunity to promote young and talented musicians. Participants in the string quartet class will also work on a piece of music chosen by the organizers (a new composition by Maciej Negrey). The best musicians will be rewarded with the opportunity to perform the première of this piece at the “Music on the Heights” festival.


                 The workshops will take the form of four classes led by world-class specialists:


                 •The FLUTE class will be led by Łukasz DŁUGOSZ, one of Poland’s most talented musicians, the winner of many prestigious international competitions (including in Odense, Mannheim, Munich, Paris and Bucharest). He studied at the state high school for music in Freiburg (Germany) in the class of Mirjam Nastasi, and later graduated from the high school for music and theatre in Munich with Andras Adorjan. He also studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris under the direction of Pierre-Yves Artaud, and at Yale University in New Haven (United States) in the class of Ransom Wilson.


                •The CLARINET class will be led by Shirley BRILL, one of the most outstanding clarinetists in the world and a professor at the “Hans Eisler” Academy of Music in Berlin. During her career she has won two important music competitions in Markneukirchen (Germany) and in Geneva (Switzerland). She also won the Special Prize at the ARD International Competition in Munich. She has played with artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Sabine Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, and the Jerusalem Quartet. She has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Musikverein in Vienna, La Scala in Milan, the KKL in Lucerne. She regularly performs with the pianist Jonathan Aner, with whom she has formed the much praised Brillaner Duo which performs all over the world.


               •The CHAMBER MUSIC classes will be guided by Krzysztof CHORZELSKI, a viola player, professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, a member and co-founder of the Belcea Quartet, which has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels). Krzysztof and the quartet attach great importance to supporting and teaching young string players by organizing intensive courses in the UK, US, Poland and Israel. The Belcea Quartet have released many recordings under the EMI Classics label including chamber music ranging from Mozart to Adès.


              •PIANO CHAMBER music covers a wide range of musical forms involving a sophisticated approach to ensemble playing. This class will be lead by Jonathan ANER, a.professor at the “Hans Eisler” Academy of Music in Berlin who is a very experienced musician and has received many awards. As a soloist he has performed with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, as well as with the Berlin Philharmonic. He has also played with Tabea Zimmermann, the Jerusalem String Quartet and the Vogler String Quartet. He is part of the Brillaner Duo and the Oberon Trio, with whom he regularly performs at such venues as the Berliner Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, the Auditorium du Louvre (Paris), the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Conde Duque (Madrid), House of Music (Moscow), and Tivoli Hall (Copenhagen).

Regulations available for downloading (PDF format).



19 September 2015


University of Arkansas at Fort Smith



20 September 2015




American Chamber Ensemble Gala Concert at Hofstra University


Hempstead, Long Island, New York


            The critically-acclaimed American Chamber Ensemble, celebrating its 50th year of music-making on Long Island, will present its Gala Annual Music Party fundraiser on Sunday, at Hofstra University’s New Academic Building, on the south campus in Hempstead, New York.

            Guest performers Senior VIP Stanley Drucker, clarinet and Karen Lehman DiMartino, soprano will join ACE Directors pianist Blanche Abram, clarinetist Naomi Drucker and pianist Marilyn Lehman, along with violinists Eriko Sato and Deborah Wong, violist Lois Martin and cellist Chris Finckel, in a program of informal music making that will preview the upcoming 50th season.

           The event will also include a special exhibition about the history of ACE.

           Admission to the Gala Annual Music Party is by contribution only, with categories beginning at $40. For category information, benefits and Music Party reservations, please visit or call 631-242-5684 or 516-586-3433.

          Directions to Hofstra University at All ACE presentations are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit




26 - 27 September 2015


VIP Charles Neidich Soloist with New York Classical Players



25 - 27 September 2015



Multiphonics Festival Messe fur Musikinstrumente


Cologne, Germany



26 September - 4 Oktober 2015


Multiphonics Clarinet Festival


Various cities in Germany




Alle Workshops 2015 finden in TENRI in Köln statt.
Tenri Japanisch-Deutsche KulturWerkstatt e.V.,
Kartäuserwall 20, 50678 Köln

Anfahrt Tenri

Zusatzworkshops ausserhalb von Köln:
04.10.2015 Bruce Edwards Workshop in Fulda
03.+4.10.2015 Michel Portal/Bojan Z in Fulda

Titel Ort
13.30 h - 14.00 h
Yoga „Warm Up" Köln Tenri Workshop
14.00 h - 16.30 h
Bruce Edwards – Workshop: Sinnvoll und erfolgreich üben - Strategien und Methoden Köln Tenri Workshop
16.30 h - 19.00 h
Jörg Schirner: Klarinette mal anders. "Selber bauen" Köln, Altes Pfandhaus Workshop
16.30 h - 19.00 h
Ernesto Molinari: Techniken zeitgenössischer Improvisation Köln Tenri Workshop
14.30 h - 15.00 h
Yoga „Warm Up" Köln Tenri Workshop
15.00 h - 19.30 h
Michel Portal / Bojan Z: Masterclass Klarinette & Klavier (1) Köln Tenri Workshop
09.30 h - 10.00 h
Yoga „Warm Up“ Köln Tenri Workshop
10.00 h - 13.00 h
Michel Portal / Bojan Z: Masterclass Klarinette & Klavier (2) Köln Tenri Workshop
14.00 h - 19.00 h
Frank Gratkowski: Instant Composing Köln Tenri Workshop
10.30 h - 11.00 h
Yoga „Warm Up“ Köln Tenri Workshop
11.00 h - 14.00 h
Hüsnü Şenlendirici: Türkische Klarinette Köln Tenri Workshop
15.00 h - 19.00 h
Nicolai Pfeffer / Carl Rosman: Historische Klarinette für moderne Spieler Köln Tenri Workshop
03.10.2015 - 04.10.2015
Michel Portal / Bojan Z: Masterclass Klarinette & Klavier Musikschule der Stadt Fulda Workshop
14.00 h - 16.30 h
Bruce Edwards – Workshop: Sinnvoll und erfolgreich üben - Strategien und Methoden



26 - 27 September 2015


Ghent, Belgium


27 September 2015


Colorado Clarinet Day at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver - Dr Jeremy Reynolds, Director


Denver, Colorado



Welcome Message


Welcome to the fourth annual Colorado Clarinet Day!  It is once again time to enjoy a day of great clarinet music.  This year we will welcome Caroline Hartig, Professor of Clarinet at the Ohio State University and introduce the winner of our High School Young Artist Competition.  Clarinetists from the Colorado Symphony and Colorado Springs Philharmonic will join the professors from CU-Boulder, DU, CSU and MSU-Denver in an exciting potpourri recital.  Caroline Hartig will present a recital and clarinet master class and Wesley Ferreira will give a talk on one of his specialties.  Back by popular demand, a massed clarinet ensemble will present a concert of exciting clarinet choir tunes. 

Come and check out the newest clarinets, reeds, ligatures, gig bags and accessories from:

Taplin and Weir
Kolacny Music

I am so excited to host the fourth year of this wonderful event.  Enjoy your time at the Lamont School of Music for the 2015 Colorado Clarinet Day.

I look forward to seeing you all.

Jeremy signature

Guest Artist - VIP Caroline Hartig



Clarinet Day Caroline Hartig

Caroline Hartig, Professor of Clarinet, The Ohio State University

Colorado Clarinetists

Greg Dufford

Wesley Ferreira

Abby Raymond

Jeremy W. Reynolds

Jason Shafer

Daniel Silver

Andy Stevens

Sergei Vassiliev


High School Young Artists Competition


Preliminary Video Round Deadline:  September 7, 2015
Final Round, Live in Denver:  September 27, 2015

Rules & Regulations



9:00 am | Registration | Joy Burns Plaza

9:30 am | Colorado Clarinetists Recital | Hamilton Recital Hall

11:00 am | Clarinet Choir Rehearsal| Vocal Rehearsal Room

1:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | Vendors Open | Orchestra Rehearsal Room

1:00 pm | Wesley Ferreira Lecture | Vocal Rehearsal Room

1:00 pm | Young Artists Competition | Hamilton Recital Hall

2:00 pm | Caroline Hartig Master Class | Hamilton Recital Hall

5:00 pm | Vendors Close

6:00 pm | Dinner

7:15 pm | Clarinet Choir Concert | Hamilton Recital Hall

8:00 pm| Caroline Hartig Guest Artist Recital & High School Young Artist Winner | Hamilton Recital Hall

Admission & Registration Information

Registration Form

DU Map

University of Denver Map



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