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Bass Clarinet Intensive

Bass Clarinet Intensive

Jeff anderle smiling and holding a bass clarinet

In this week-long intensive program, participants will work closely with renowned bass clarinetists Jeff Anderle, Stefanie Gardner, Jonathan Russell, and Jerome Simas to deepen and broaden their bass clarinet skills. Drawing on their collective experience as members of clarinet ensembles (Sqwonk, Edmund Welles, Improbable Beasts, Égide Duo), chamber music ensembles (Splinter Reeds, Paradise Winds, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble) and orchestras (San Francisco Symphony, Monterey Symphony), the faculty will present masterclasses and workshops on topics including practice techniques, audition preparation, extended techniques, career development, and creating new repertoire. Students will immerse themselves in the bass clarinet from a range of angles and perspectives, with one-on-one private lessons, masterclass performances, and performing in a 25+ member bass clarinet choir.

Ages: 18+
When: Monday, June 17, 2024 - Friday, June 21, 2024
Application Fee: $50
Tuition: $795
Housing & Dining:
    Shared Bedroom: $650
    Single Bedroom: $1010
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

Audition Information:
Applicants are requested to submit a video audition including
- two orchestral excerpts or one movement from a Bach cello suite
- one solo piece

Sample Daily Schedule

10:00 AM: Morning Warm-Up
10:30 AM: Workshop/Presentation
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Lessons/Individual Practice
3:30 PM: Masterclass/Special Topic
5:30 PM: Dinner/Break
7:30 PM: Concert or Bass Clarinet Ensemble rehearsal


Jeff Anderle, Artistic Director
Jerome Simas
Jonathan Russell
Stefanie Gardner

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