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 Good Clarinet Professors
Author: Becky 
Date:   1999-08-21 04:43

I'm looking at colleges ( undergrad) and does anyone know of good clarinet professors? Where do they teach?? What about good colleges, conservatories, Universities that have an outstanding music school and strong clarinet department????? Thanks a bunch!

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: angella 
Date:   1999-08-21 04:59

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY- RUSS DAGON
RICE UNIVERSITY- MICHAEL WEBSTER,DAVID PECK
MICHIGAN STATE- ELSA LUDWIG-VERDHER
U OF MICHIGAN- DEBRA KODAKI (SP?) AND FRED ORMAND

just to name a very few.

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: Daniel 
Date:   1999-08-21 05:45



angella wrote:
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RICE UNIVERSITY- MICHAEL WEBSTER,DAVID PECK


Rice isn't accepting undergrads in music are they? Or did they change their policy again and start allowing them back?

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: angella 
Date:   1999-08-21 05:47

there are undergrads here. there is no policy. they are actually trying to get more undergrads, though some uppers don't like this, because the reason we're so good imnot so ho, is because of the large level of grad students. most of the winds are grads, few are undergrads. it depends on openings adn how you play.

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: Daniel 
Date:   1999-08-21 05:54

To add to Angella's list:

University of North Texas - John Scott and James Gillespie (editor of The Clarinet, magazine of the ICA)

Cleveland Institute of Music - Frank Cohen

Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester, NY) - Ken Grant and Jon Manasse

New England Conservatory - Richard Stoltzman (ick!), Tomas Martin, Graig Nordstrom, and William Wrzesien

Manhattan School of Music - Ricardo Morales, and others i can't remember off the top of my head.



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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-08-21 14:20

Daniel wrote:
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Cleveland Institute of Music - Frank Cohen
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Add Linnea Neraim

Angella - Make that Deborah Chodaki :^)



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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: William Fuller 
Date:   1999-08-21 16:21

Another vote for Northwestern's Russ Dagon--one of the finest and most supportive teachers I have ever known.

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: mandy 
Date:   1999-08-21 16:58

if you are looking for a good music school, not necessarily for performance, but for education or maybe recording technology, Lebanon Valley College, in PA is good. and the clar. prof. Tom Strohman is great! but then again, i'm biased. good luck!

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: Dave Goss 
Date:   1999-08-21 18:01

And on the education side... There's Montclair State Univeristy (NJ), David Singer clarinet prof. Montclair is also one of the very few schools that has a Music Therapy program.

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: angella 
Date:   1999-08-22 02:31

actually the univ of kansas has music therapy- i'm sure there are quite a few others-

and to becky- i think you have to go where you can afford, where you can get money if you need, where you'll find sufficient playing opportunities or sufficient atteition from the professor, whatever that may be for you- decide if you'd rather go to a larger school with a large studio or smaller. i've known people to come out of the big schools with big names, i.e. eastman, julliard, northwestern, that are just great. also, the same for less known schools- on the flip side, i know a grad of julliard and one of northwestern and one of eastman, none of which play very well. it all depends on you and your desire and what you get from your instruction. also keep in mind- some of the REALLY great players don't automatically make great teachers- that's something i was cautious of, though- i don't know truly how good any of the people listed are except my own teacher, michael webeter, and russ dagon.

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: angella 
Date:   1999-08-22 02:32

i got cut off! anyway- anyone care to add to that? of have any more personal experience with the list of teachers or schools?

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: Kylene 
Date:   1999-08-22 05:03

State University of NY has great programs in music...I go to their Fredonia campus and the music dept. is great. The primary clarinet professor is James East, and he is wonderful. We have a music therapy program, as well as education and performance. Its great here...I love it.


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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: Dannene 
Date:   1999-08-23 15:53

Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr doesn't really take undergrads. There was only one in the studio when I was there. She is an amazing teacher though.

Eastman rules--but I'm biased :) My teacher is no longer alive but Ken Grant is a great guy and has turned out some great players!

Florida state--Frank Kowalsky

Good luck! Did anyone mention Indiana?? I didn't see it mentioned! That school has quite a few big names and many good players have come out of there!

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: JEff 
Date:   1999-08-23 19:13

What about Ohio?


JEff

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: angella 
Date:   1999-08-23 23:30

my advice is- go big. that is to say, don't just settle for a state university (unless you want to). i went to a state university myself. i had a great teacher, however i was increasingly frustrated with the level of performers there. i realize some universities, like florida and indiana and michigan, have great players- all i'm saying, is pick where you want to go, pick a teacher and don't be afraid to aim as high as you dare. i often wish i would have tried for more than i did for my undergrad- because being in graduate school at rice now- it's so incredibly amazing and i feel that it's unfortunate i wasn't somewhere where i was surround with a ton of great players for the 4 years of my undergrad. a lot depends on your own will and determination- and teacher, but... it really does make a difference as to what is around you. just my opinion.


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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: David Blumberg 
Date:   1999-08-25 19:04

Howard Klug is a great teacher. -Indiana Univ.
Who at Eastman did you study with? ((S.H.??)

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 RE: Good Clarinet Professors
Author: Lori Ardovino 
Date:   1999-09-03 04:07

I am a University Professor in Alabama, and I studied with Elsa Verdehr for the MM, Ron deKant for the DMA program and Keith Lemmons from University of New Mexico for the Undergrad. He was tops for undergrad. Wonderful teacher. Although Elsa and Ron were great teachers, they usually only accept Graduate students. And, in response to someone telling you to shoot big, I would go for the teacher and get everything you can from them, even if it is a small school. The "big" can wait until Graduate school!

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