Happy 2018! We’re already over a month into classes at Troy University, meaning that there’s a lot of great performances and events coming up.
I have a faculty recital at the end of February, and Sources Duo will be in western Tennessee for performances and masterclasses in April. In addition to some solo and duo performances, I have several orchestra concerts with a Northwest Florida and Sinfonia Gulf Coast coming up in the next few months. One of the big highlights of the spring semester is always Troy University Clarinet Day (in March 24th this year) – we have fantastic guest artists, vendors, and a massive clarinet choir! This year’s guests include: Maria Du Toit, Michael Lowenstern, Phillip Paglialonga, and Wojtek Komsta. Check out the Troy Clarinet Studio page if you’d like to attend!
This past fall was filled with wonderful opportunities, and some pretty exciting news for me! In late October, I joined the artist roster for Yamaha Woodwinds, and am very proud to represent a company that not only produces great clarinets, but spends a great deal of energy promoting music education. (If you haven’t seen their music education magazine, you can read a copy here.) At the beginning of the month, my husband and I braved the big New York snow storm to visit Yamaha’s Band and Orchestra division office in Manhattan. My clarinets got some much needed attention from the amazing Tomoji Hirakata, and we did a bit of video for a Yamaha project coming up in the next year or so.
I took January off from the E-flat Clarinet Project blog, but I’m ready to start back in with more posts, repertoire updates, and hopefully some new resource sections. I always love getting input from other clarinetist, so feel free to contact me with any E-flat clarinet repertoire, news, or topic requests! My final project for the spring will be recording the last two pieces for my solo E-flat clarinet album. I recorded two fantastic works with pianist Hui-Ting Yang in December, and I can’t wait to share the final product with all of you!