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There are a few highly important, fundamental aspects of playing the clarinet that affect your sound quality. The sooner focused practice time is spent on these concepts the better, as this will encourage students to think critically about their sound and build a strong foundation, rather than learning bad habits that will later need to be broken. This article will …

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The 32 Rose etudes are a foundational set of studies for any clarinet player. Adapted from the Op. 31 etudes of Franz Wilhelm Ferling, this collection provides a variety of technical and musical challenges for clarinetists at all levels. A rotating selection of these etudes is used as audition material by the Connecticut Music Educators Association for the regional festivals: …

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The 32 Rose etudes are a foundational set of studies for any clarinet player. Adapted from the Op. 31 etudes of Franz Wilhelm Ferling, this collection provides a variety of technical and musical challenges for clarinetists at all levels. A rotating selection of these etudes is used as audition material by the Connecticut Music Educators Association for the regional festivals: …

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As a student in the University Honors Program when I was an undergraduate, I completed a long term research project on the convergence of Leonard Bernstein’s political and musical views in his compositions. This project took me through almost two years of exploring Bernstein’s writings and scores, and culminated in the successful completion of a thesis, and a presentation of …

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