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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000338.txt from 1997/12

From: Jennifer Rose McKenna <jrm0013@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Student Level Clarinets
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:08:38 -0500

sorry--i picked i good university and went to an outstanding
high school--oh well. Of course i don't thnin its too much to
ask that instruments be taken care of..and when they are you
can get better ones..try it, it works.

JENNIFER Mckenna
jrm013@-----.edu
universty of north texas
clarinet concentration/music ed major

On Sun, 7 Dec 1997 12:55:39 -0500 "Karen A. Martin"
<kern@-----.com> wrote:
> 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
>
> ----------
> > 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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