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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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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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Adella Carlson of Eastern Connecticut State University has been selected to present her honors thesis – Leonard Berstein and the Crisis of Faith – at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Montana State University, in Bozeman. NCUR was established in 1987. From a pool of several thousand applicants, students are accepted into the conference if their research demonstrates …

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Eastern Connecticut State University student Adella Carlson devoted three weeks this summer to practice, score study, and lessons as recepient of the school’s UGRCA fellowship. Carlson worked with her faculty mentor, Christopher Howard, to strengthen her performance skills and understanding of her role as a musician. Carlson’s daily schedule included about six hours of practice and three hours of score …

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Adella Carlson gave an oral presentation titled “Finding Faith In The 21st Century: The Search For The Sacred In John Luther Adams’s ‘In The Name Of The Earth’” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. Carlson, who majors in Music Performance and minors in Business Administration, was one of 43 students from Eastern Connecticut State …

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