Friday, March 4, 2011

Troy University Clarinet Day

The following message was forwarded to me from Troy University. If you wish to take part in clarinet day, please request an application and information via e-mail to I will respond with the attachment.

Dear Band Director,

Your clarinet students are invited to Troy University Clarinet Day on April 2,
2011. Details and a registration form are attached to this email. Please feel free to give this to any students you think would be interested.

Traditionally, this event has only been for grades 9-12. But, recently I have had many ask if 8th graders could attend too. So, if you have interested 8th graders, please let them know that they are welcome.

This year, my guests will be J. David Harris (Clarinet Professor from the
University of Illinois), Alcides Rodriguez (Bass Clarinetist from the Atlanta Symphony), and Gabor Varga (Principal Clarinetist of the Hungarian Radio Orchestra). Also joining us will be the Busan Clarinet Quartet from South Korea and Wolfgang Lohff, a clarinet acoustics and repair specialist from Denmark.

At Clarinet Day, your students will play in a big clarinet choir with high school and college students from Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. They will also attend master classes and clinics… and they will have an opportunity to try many excellent clarinets and accessories. It is my hope that they will return to your band with newfound enthusiasm.

As always, if I can be of any help to you, please do not hesitate to let me know.



Dr. Timothy Phillips
Professor of Clarinet
Troy University