MASON SUMMER CLARINET ACADEMY
Part of Summer Music Intensive Week!
SUMMER 2022 INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY!
Join other dedicated high school clarinetists for a week of clarinet immersion including rehearsals, masterclasses, repair and reed clinics, mock auditions, chamber music, and more. Mason School of Music Clarinet Professor Kathy Mulcahy will lead students through lessons, coachings, and demonstrations. Join us this Summer and improve your technique and musicality!
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Ages: 13 – 18
Dates: June 14 – 18, 2021
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)
Location: In-Person: Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
*After Care not available for Summer 2021
Sample Schedule May Include
Warm-ups and Techniques Class
Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
Split Group Rehearsals
Lunch and Lessons
Special Topics and Presentations
Individual Practice Time and Private Lessons
Special Guests Artists
- CDC Recommended Face Mask
- Personal Protective Equipment: Bell Cover
- Writing Supplies: pencils, pens, and notebooks.
Video of a Clarinet Choir:
Director/ Instructor: Dr. Kathy Mulcahy
Mason School of Music Professor
Read about Dr. Mulcahy
An active chamber musician and recitalist, Dr. Mulcahy performs regularly on the Faculty Artist Series at George Mason University and has been a featured soloist with the Mason Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. She has performed on chamber series in venues such as the Kennedy Center, the National Gallery of Art, the German Embassy, and the National Cathedral. In July 2017, she performed the world premiere of Howard Buss’ Divertissements for Clarinet and Percussion at the International Clarinet Association’s Clarinetfest in Orlando, FL. Dr. Mulcahy is also a RYT 200 certified yoga instructor and presented her workshop “Mindfulness and Yoga for the Practice Room” at the American Single Reed Summit in October 2018. Upcoming appearances include recitals and masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music and Lamar University, and a performance at ClarinetFest in Knoxville, TN.
In the summer, Dr. Mulcahy serves as Coordinator of Summer Music Intensives for the Mason Community Arts Academy and is also the co-director of the Mason Summer Clarinet Academy. She can also be seen with the Wolf Trap Orchestra in the pit for Wolf Trap Opera productions, or on stage at the Filene Center accompanying a wide variety of acts. From 1999-2009, Dr. Mulcahy spent her summers in Chicago as second and Eb clarinet with the Grant Park Orchestra. Previously, Dr. Mulcahy served as a clarinet instructor at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She holds the DMA and BM degrees from The Ohio State University and the MM degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Her principal teachers have included James Pyne, Peter Hadcock, and Kenneth Grant. Kathleen Mulcahy is a Buffet Group USA performing artist.
Ms. Ashley Booher
Bass Clarinetist at the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
Read about Ms. Booher
Ms. Booher completed her M.M. and P.D. in Clarinet Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, and her B.M. in Music Education at The University of New Hampshire. In 2011 Arundo Donax, a reed quintet based in Bloomington, which Ms. Booher is a member of, won the Bronze Medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. With that group, she toured extensively giving recitals and masterclasses as part of education outreach. Her teachers have included James Campbell, David Seiler, Eli Eban, Howard Klug, David Bourque, and Alfred Prinz. She resides in Alexandria, VA with her husband Dana, daughter Clara, two Labrador retrievers, and cat.
Mr. Brian Corbin
Musician and Owner of B. Corbin Clarinet Products
Read about Mr. Corbin
“My favorite part was getting to know Mrs. Sweedy and Mrs. Mulcahy! I also loved the special guest artists that came in and gave us tips.” – Mason Summer Clarinet Academy 2020 Participant
“My most excited moment was having the chance to play for Ricardo Morales.” – Mason Summer Clarinet Academy 2020 Participant
“Meeting the guest artists and getting to interact with people my age, as well as the instructors, was the highlight of the program.” – Mason Summer Clarinet Academy 2020 ParticipantSee More Testimonials
“I enjoyed the student recital I got to participate in, the reed/mouthpiece demonstration, and the klezmer music demonstration.” – Mason Summer Clarinet Academy 2019 Participant
“I enjoyed the great teachers, college atmosphere, and the performance.” – Mason Summer Clarinet Academy 2018 Participant
“I liked the variety of guest speakers and their respective topics.” – Mason Summer Clarinet Academy 2018 Participant
“My son came home with something new and interesting to talk about every day. He was clearly energized by it.” – Mason Summer Clarinet Academy 2017 Parent
“I really appreciated the guest artist invitation to include students, the clinics, and my child loved the ‘swag’.” – Mason Summer Clarinet Academy 2017 Parent
- Be sure to check our FAQs and policies and procedures regarding registration, safety protocols, curriculum, technology, and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including camp schedule, supply list, etc. For additional information, please contact the Academy at email@example.com.
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