NSU’s 2017 Clarinet Day set for Oct. 24

Clarinet Day 2017

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Department of Music will hold its 2017 Clarinet Day on Oct. 24 at the Johnson Fine Arts Center. 

More than 40 middle school, high school and community clarinetists from the region will participate in a full day of masterclasses, lectures, rehearsals and a culminating clarinet choir performance. This is the second year Northern has held a Clarinet Day, and attendance doubled from the first year.

Organized by NSU Assistant Professor of Clarinet/Music Dr. Audrey Miller, the event will feature guest artist Kristi Hanno, doctorate candidate in clarinet performance at Arizona State University. 

The final concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. in the JFAC Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.

The day’s full schedule is as follows: 

8:30 a.m.: Registration

9 a.m.: Faculty recital

9:45 a.m.: Stretching/warm-up

10 a.m.: Clarinet choir rehearsal 

10:30 a.m.: breakout into different groups

11 a.m.: Mouthpiece discussion and free reeds

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch (on own) 

1 p.m.: Chamber class lecture

2 p.m.: Masterclass

3 p.m. Dress rehearsal

4 p.m.: Final concert

Cost is $15 to participate. To register, visit the NSU Clarinet Day webpage.

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