MASON SUMMER CLARINET ACADEMY
Part of Summer Music Intensive Week!
SUMMER 2019 INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED BY JANUARY 15, 2019!
Come join other dedicated high school clarinetists for a week of clarinet immersion including rehearsals, masterclasses, repair clinics, mock audition, chamber music and more. Clarinet performer/ educator (and The Clarinet Project founder) Catina Sweedy and Mason School of Music Clarinet Professor Kathy Mulcahy will lead students through lessons, coachings, and demonstrations. Of course, no clarinet camp is complete without a clarinet choir! Improve your technique and musicality, and perform in an exciting final concert.
**During this program, students will have the chance to win a Barrel and a Bell donated by Rice Clarinet works, and one of 3 Versa-X Ligatures provided by Rovner.**
Ages: 13-18 years
Dates: June 18-22, 2018
Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition: $430 (optional room & board add $640 – see below)
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING AVAILABLE – ADD “SUMMER RESIDENTIAL OPTION” TO YOUR CART!
Added cost: $640
Whether you live near or far, students can add the “Summer Residential Option” and experience a week of campus life, with special evening activities included, while gaining new friendships with other like-minded artistic students. Students are fully supervised all week, with both male and female RA’s in housing. Rooms are double occupancy (linens and wi-fi included), and 3 meals a day are provided (dinner is included on Sunday, and breakfast and lunch are included on Friday). Check in is Sunday, June 17th, and students will check out Friday morning and be ready to depart immediately after the conclusion of the program on Friday afternoon. After registering for Summer Clarinet Academy (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for and add “Summer Residential Option” to your cart – or REGISTER HERE . IMPORTANT: No refunds can be given for the Summer Residential option after April 1, 2018.
An “After Care” option is also available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for and add “After Care” to your cart (be sure to choose the correct week).
The program will include a special quartet concert performance by the United States Air Force Band Clarinetists (pictured above left to right: TSgt Joey Velez, SMSgt Blake Arrington, TSgt Nikki Hill, and TSgt Jeremy Klenke), a clinic by Guest Artist David Drosinos on Greek clarinet music titled “The Soulful Art of Greek Clarinet”, a clarinet repair and maintenance clinic by Wes Rice of Rice Clarinet Works, and a clinic on “How Clarinets are Made” by Backun Musical Services representative Joel Jaffe!
Video of a Clarinet Choir:
Co-Director/ Instructor: Catina Sweedy
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Read about Ms. Sweedy
She is a former member of the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Florida Sunshine Pops, and the Prince William Symphony in Virginia. In addition, she has performed with the Florida Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, the Key West Symphony, the American Festival Pops Orchestra (VA) and the Alexandria (VA) Symphony. Through her attendance at the Casals, Spoleto, Pacific, and and other music festivals, Ms. Sweedy has performed throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Japan. She is a past winner of the YWCA Music Club in New York and Matinee Musical Club in Philadelphia solo competitions. Ms. Sweedy holds her M.M in Clarinet Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and her B.M. in Clarinet Performance from the Harid (now Lynn) Conservatory of Music, and is a D’Addario Performing Artist. Ms. Sweedy will always be grateful to her teachers Raoul Querze, Paul Green, Yehuda Gilad, and David Krakauer for their exemplary training and guidance.
Co-Director/ Instructor: Kathy Mulcahy
Read about Ms. Mulcahy
As an active chamber musician and recitalist, Dr. Mulcahy has appeared in venues such as Millennium Stage, the Lyceum, and many churches and chamber music series throughout the area. She has also been a featured soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Annapolis Symphony, and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Mulcahy is a past winner of the ICA Concerto Competition and as a student won the concerto competitions at the Eastman School of Music and the Ohio State University.
Previously, Dr. Mulcahy served as a clarinet instructor at the State University of New York at Fredonia and has been an active clinician in the Western New York and Northern Virginia regions. Dr. Mulcahy 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.
Guest Artist: David Drosinos Mr. Drosinos was the principal clarinetist and soloist with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on their tour to Russia, and a featured soloist with the Concert Artist of Baltimore. He has performed in Greece, Ireland, Moscow, Finland, and Bahamas and all over the continental United States. His Greek Band Zephyros was a featured act at the International Clarinet Association in Washington, DC. In 2010 David traveled to St Petersburg, Russia where he did the International premiere and recording of the Sowash Clarinet Concerto with the St Petersburg Symphony. David is a versatile and seasoned clarinetist who has enchanted audiences from ‘Maryland to Moscow.’ Mr. Drosinos resides in Cockeysville, Maryland and is in much demand with performing groups in the greater Baltimore-Washington area. He teaches at Shepherd University, The Baltimore School for the Arts, and The Peabody Preparatory.
Read about Mr. Drosinos
Mr. Drosinos was the principal clarinetist and soloist with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on their tour to Russia, and a featured soloist with the Concert Artist of Baltimore. He has performed in Greece, Ireland, Moscow, Finland, and Bahamas and all over the continental United States. His Greek Band Zephyros was a featured act at the International Clarinet Association in Washington, DC. In 2010 David traveled to St Petersburg, Russia where he did the International premiere and recording of the Sowash Clarinet Concerto with the St Petersburg Symphony. David is a versatile and seasoned clarinetist who has enchanted audiences from ‘Maryland to Moscow.’ Mr. Drosinos resides in Cockeysville, Maryland and is in much demand with performing groups in the greater Baltimore-Washington area. He teaches at Shepherd University, The Baltimore School for the Arts, and The Peabody Preparatory.
Guest Artist: Wes Rice
Read about Mr. Rice
Wesley has been restoring, repairing, and maintaining woodwind instruments, mainly clarinets, since 2003. He has repaired the clarinets of many symphony and freelance clarinetists from across the country and around the world. Wesley has restored clarinets for members of the Navy Band, Naval Academy Band, and Marine Band. He also performs repairs and overhauls for students from The Peabody Conservatory, West Virginia University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory, Ithaca College, and their surrounding areas. From 2009 to 2010, Wesley worked with Conn-Selmer (Leblanc) as a professional clarinet tester in Elkhart, Indiana. Currently, Wesley resides in Princess Anne, Maryland, where he runs his clarinet repair/restoration and parts manufacture business full-time.
Guest Artist: Joel Jaffe
Read about Mr. Jaffe
Teaching Assistant: Christine Kelly
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- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Clarinet Academy Welcome Letter 2018 via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to call the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889.
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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.
“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 ParentSee More Testimonials
“I really appreciated the guest artist invitation to include students, the clinics, and my child loved the ‘swag’.” – Mason Summer Clarinet Academy 2017 Parent