Former and Current Clarinet Students

Twenty-two current and former students from the School of Music performed at ClarinetFest 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this summer. Sponsored by the International Clarinet Association, the annual ClarinetFest was established to foster communication and fellowship of clarinetists around the world. This year’s conference was headed by Robert DiLutis, a professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland.

The theme of ClarinetFest 2014 was “the clarinetist as entrepreneur.” As such, the conference featured workshops on marketing and social media alongside the typical series of masterclasses. Erica Low, who is currently a graduate student in the School of Music, received first place in the International Clarinet Association Research Competition with her study on embouchure force.