Cincinnati Clarinet Consortium (C3) brings you Clarinet MiniFest 2019 on April 28, 2019! It will be a full day of exciting events for all levels of clarinetists - from young artists conservatory-level aspiring clarinetists, teachers, professionals, and adult amateurs alike. Immerse yourself in masterclasses and special topic breakout sessions, explore the vendor room full of instruments and gadgets, and learn the basics of clarinet repair.
You can also be part of the C3 Clarinet Ensemble! The day is capped with a performance featuring our guest artists. This year, we welcome former Principal Clarinetists of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Jonathan Gunn, currently Professor of Clarinet at the University of Texas - Austin and Ralph Skiano, Principal Clarinetist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
We also welcome Wright State University Clarinet Professor and Dayton Philharmonic Principal Clarinet, John Kurokawa, renowned mouthpiece maker Ramon Wadkowski and up-and-coming repairman Liam Burke.
MiniFest 2019 is sponsored by Buffet Crampon, D’Addario, Vandoren, Yamaha, and Buddy Rogers Music.
Pre-registered participants will be gifted a custom notebook. All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a number of great prizes and equipment!
DATE: April 28th, 2019
TIME: 9 AM to 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207
JONATHAN GUNN Mr. Gunn serves as the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas, Austin. Appointed by Maestro Paavo Järvi to the position of Associate Principal and Eb Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 2004, Mr. Gunn then served as Principal Clarinet from 2011 to 2016 before joining the faculty at the Butler School of Music. Prior to joining the Cincinnati Symphony, he was the Principal Clarinetist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and has performed as Guest Principal Clarinet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on multiple occasions as well as playing with the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh and Colorado Symphony Orchestras.
RALPH SKIANO Mr. Skiano was appointed principal clarinetist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2014 after having served in the same position in the Richmond Symphony and the Des Moines Metro Opera. He has also appeared as guest principal clarinetist of the Seattle Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra.