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UF Clarinet Studio:

§      PROF. ESTRIN TO DIRECT
10th  VANDOREN FESTIVAL

 §     PROF. ESTRIN AT U.S. NAVY BAND CLARINET DAY

§      PROF. ESTRIN CONDUCTS ICA CLARINETFEST AND ICA MID-AMERICA FESTIVAL CLARINET CHOIRS

 §      UF CLARINET ENSEMBLE RELEASES 3rd CD

§      STUDIO ALUMS SHINE AT CLARINETFEST!

§      UF CLARINET STUDIO WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

§      PROFESSOR ESTRIN PUBLISHES NEW EDITION OF WEBER CONCERTINO

§      STANLEY DRUCKER AT UF! 

§      CLARINET THUNDER & WIND IN THE REEDS RECEIVE RAVE REVIEWS!

 

 

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2014-15
NEWS FROM THE UF CLARINET STUDIO

PROFESSOR ESTRIN TO DIRECT 10th VANDOREN FESTIVAL
Prof. Estrin will once again be the director of the annual Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble festival. This year's festival will take place on March 20-21, 2015 at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Follow this link for complete details: http://vcef.us/

PROF. ESTRIN AT U.S. NAVY BAND CLARINET DAY
Prof. Estrin was the keynote artist at the 2014 U.S. Navy Band Clarinet Day. The event took place at the United States Navy Yard on November 8th. He conducted the Festival Clarinet Choir, presented a masterclass, and served on a discussion panel. He also gave a masterclass at the University of Maryland for the excellent clarinet students of Prof. Robert DiLutis.

PROF. ESTRIN CONDUCTS ICA MID-AMERICA FESTIVAL CLARINET CHOIR
Prof. Estrin served as the Music Director and Conductor of the 2014 ICA ClarinetFest and ICA Mid-America Festival Clarinet Choirs at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and The Ohio State University
in Columbus.
The ICA Mid-America Festival was hosted by Dr. Caroline Hartig.(Pictured below)



UF CLARINET ENSEMBLE RELEASES 3rd CD - CLARINET CHOIR CLASSICS
We are proud to announce the release of our third full-length CD, Clarinet Choir Classics
The recording  features works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Satoshi Yagisawa, Samuel Barber, Carl Maria von Weber, Paul Harvey, George Gershwin, Felix Mendelssohn, and Freddie Mercury. 



“The Lords & Ladies of Licorice are back!! This is the third recording by the widely acclaimed University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble and it is an absolute treat. Among the treasures on this recording is The Young Person's Guide to the Clarinet Choir (Harvey & Estrin). In a similar style of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Benjamin Britten) this piece introduces each member of the clarinet choir to the listener (including the A-flat clarinet and the basset horn.” BAND WORLD

Jackie Glazier and Jenny Maclay shine at Clarinetfest
Studio Alumnae,  Jackie Glazier and Jenny Maclay, brought distinction to the UF Clarinet Studio at the 2014 ICA Clarinetfest in Baton Rouge. Jackie was the first prize winner of the Orchestral Competition. Jenny was the youngest presenter of refereed research at the conference.

STUDIO WELCOMES THREE NEW MEMBERS
The UF Clarinet Studio welcomes  three new members. Trenton Fleming(Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Kaitlyn Heumann(Douglas Anderson School of the Arts), and Aaron Janosa(Leesburg High School).

 PROFESSOR ESTRIN PUBLISHES NEW EDITION OF WEBER CONCERTINO
Professor Estrin has released a new revised edition of the Weber Concertino, published by Jeanné, Inc. The fully annotated edition includes a written master class and the original cadenza by Heinrich Baermann. The piano reduction was prepared by Matt Johnston and has been well-received by pianists for its playability and excellent sonority.


Professor Estrin with Michael Skinner, President of Dansr. Inc.


http://www.jeanne-inc.com/product/JP2101.html
      

STANLEY DRUCKER AT UF!
In honor of his distinguished sixty-one year career as principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, the University of Florida Board of Trustees awarded world-famous clarinet virtuoso Stanley Drucker an honorary doctorate in music.  Other than the earned doctorate, the greatest recognition the University of Florida can give an individual is an honorary degree.  Mr. Drucker was nominated for this honor by UF clarinet professor Mitchell Estrin.  While at UF, he recorded Scott McAllister's Black Dog Rhapsody and Carl Maria von Weber's Concertino, Op. 26 with the UF Wind Symphony for their upcoming CD, Legends.  He also presented a masterclass and was the guest speaker at the UF College of Fine Arts Graduation Ceremony.

                       


CLARINET THUNDER RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS
The University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble's second full-length CD, Clarinet Thunder, was reviewed in BANDWORLD in April, 2010.  "This is the followup to the immensely successful Wind in the Reeds...and you don't have to be a clarinetist to appreciate this marvelous CD.  The collection features some classic band & orchestra literature transcribed for full clarinet choir, as well as some fascinating original works.  The orchestral transcriptions are works of Weber, Elgar, Rimsky-Korsakov, and a dazzling Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream.  This is a recording you will definitely enjoy hearing again and again."   The 60-minute recording features the ensemble performing 10 different works, including the  Holst Second Suite in F, Mendelssohn Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Nelhybel Suite No. 1, and Weber
Overture to Der Freischutz.

                             


HIGH CRITICAL PRAISE FOR WIND IN THE REEDS

The UF Clarinet Ensemble's first CD, Wind in the Reeds has received widespread critical praise. The 74-minute recording features the ensemble performing 11 different works for clarinet choir.  The CD was reviewed in THE INSTRUMENTALIST, which stated, "....the ensemble plays beautifully and demonstrates conclusively the versatility and sound only a clarinet choir can produce. This recording is a joy to listen to."  BANDWORLD  stated, "This wonderful recording....definitely deserves mention. The role of the clarinet ensemble is multi-faceted and this recording finely displays its various guises. The recording is a treat for all listeners and it is a hopeful sign for renewed interest in the clarinet ensemble."
Hear sound clips from Wind in the Reeds.

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