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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000335.txt from 1997/12

From: "Karen A. Martin" <kern@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Student Level Clarinets
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:08:35 -0500

I went to Hartwick College, a small liberal arts school, as a music major.
With only 1500 students at the school and only about 50 majors, our wind
ensemble was extremely dependent upon non-music majors! In fact, about
half the group was composed of non-majors. In order to keep the program
alive, the department must have instruments available for non-majors who
may not have the money or need to invest in an instrument of their own.
Yes to Jessica, you are spoiled in a way. You go to a larger university
where there will be enough majors to fill a group!

Karen Martin

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> From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
> To: jrm0013@-----.us
> Subject: Re: Student Level Clarinets
> Date: Sunday, December 07, 1997 10:43 AM
>
> Our university has many musical ensembles within a liberal arts setting.
> Several of those ensembles maintain enrollment primarily of music majors.
> However, the really talented non-majors also perform - several of them
are
> on scholarships that provide for free lessons and a stipend. Beyond the
> Full Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble that staff these
students,
> we have a Symphonic Winds (50 piece band) and an 85 piece Concert Band.
I
> have had non-majors play bass clarinet in my bands for many
> years.......exactly what are they to use if not the school instruments?
>
> Roger Garrett
> IWU
>
> On Sun, 7 Dec 1997, Jennifer Rose McKenna wrote:
>
> > this is strange..i guess i had the wrong misconseption..what
> > is it like else where?
> >
> > jennifer mckenna
> > jrm0013@-----.edu
> > university of north texas
> > clarinet concentration/music ed major
> >
> > On Sat, 6 Dec 1997 23:28:15 -0600 (CST) Roger Garrett
> > <rgarrett@-----.edu> wrote:
> > > You are spoiled. :)
> > >
> > > Roger Garrett
> > > IWU
> > >
> > > On Sat, 6 Dec 1997, Jennifer Rose McKenna wrote:
> > >
> > > > sorry, i guess i go to a school where only music majors use
> > > > the instruments..call me spoiled :)
> > > >
> > > > jennifer mckenna
> > > > jrm0013@-----.edu
> > > > university of north texas
> > > > clarinet concentration/music ed major
> > > > On Sat, 6 Dec 1997 00:35:41 -0600 (CST) Roger Garrett
> > > > <rgarrett@-----.edu> wrote:
> > > > > Um.....that's not true Jennifer....that's precisely why we bought
a vito
> > > > > one piece bass clarinet!
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Jennifer Rose McKenna wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > good idea...but usually at the college level you don't have the
problem of
> > > > > > not appreciate and taking care of an instrument like youdo at
the
> > > > > > elementary levels.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > jennifer mckenna
> > > > > > jrm0013@-----.edu
> > > > > > unversity of north texas
> > > > > > clarinet concentration/music ed major
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Thu, 4 Dec 1997, Roger Garrett wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > I have many students who come to me with new plastic
Vitos....they are not
> > > > > > > any different than their Bundy or Buffet counterparts. I am
partial to
> > > > > > > Yamahas however for beginning instruments.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On a secondary note, we just purchased a one piece plastic
vito bass
> > > > > > > clarinet.....for the college....with a good mouthpiece, it
sounds very
> > > > > > > good and plays relatively well in tune. This way we do not
give our
> > > > > > > beautiful Buffet bass clarinet to a person who might not
appreciate what
> > > > > > > it has to offer.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Roger Garrett
> > > > > > > IWU
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
> >

   
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