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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000571.txt from 1998/04

From: "David C. Blumberg" <>
Subj: re:music minors/Naumberg
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 05:01:43 -0400

I believe Neidich tied for 2nd place with Philippe Cuper. No 1st prize was
given that year. Yeh was 3rd.

Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 14:04:59 PDT
From: "Kevin Fay" <>
Subject: Re: Music Minors
Unfortunately, most non-music majors are treated very badly by music
departments--at least in my personal experience. It matters not that
you play better than their registered majors, either.
Charlie Neidich (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, winner of the Naumberg
competition (beating John Bruce Yeh), former prof. = Eastman) was the
outstanding music undergraduate @-----.
Anthropology, I believe. A great sax player, Kenny Gorelick (known as
Kenny G to most of you) wasn't either--he's a CPA.
Good luck keeping your hand in--hopefully, you won't end up in a
deaprtment that closes you out of classes or performance opportuinties
simply because of your declared major. I was fortunate--of the 2
colleges I attended, one (the University of Washington) greeted
non-majors with open arms. My law school transcript is quite odd, too;
having "wind ensemble" and "clarinet" on the transcript made for some
fun interviews. The are other places, however (like Western Washington
University, at least when I attended there) that simply don't allow you
to register for classes (that you are perfectly capable of excelling in)
because you are not a declared major.

David Blumberg

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