July 4: I will be performing with the Castleton Winds under the baton of former U.S. Marine Band Conductor Colonel John Bourgeois on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Castleton Festival in Castleton, VA. For more information, visit the Castleton Festival Website.
CONGRATULATIONS to my students for their recent achievements!
Ellen B., Sabrina B. and Skylar S. are Bass Clarinetists in the Northern Virginia Youth Winds.
Megan L. is a Clarinetist in the Northern Virginia Youth Winds.
Megan H. and Rebecca O. are Clarinetists in the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Evan B., Megan H., Skylar S. and Sam G. were selected to the 2015 Virginia All-State Band.
Ethan M. and Daniel Z. are Clarinetists in the Northern Virginia Junior Winds.
VBODA Graded Clarinet Music Update:
Since I was appointed as the VBODA Designated Clarinet Special Editor in 2008, I have worked very hard to update the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association database of graded clarinet solos and ensembles. As an unpaid volunteer, I have graded and added over 950 new works that clarinet students in the state of Virginia can choose to perform at Solo and Ensemble Festivals and competitions. (The vast majority of these were purchased by me at my own expense.) I welcome input from other Virginia clarinet teachers, so please feel free to contact me at email@example.com with suggestions for additional new works you would like to see added to the VBODA clarinet list.