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About the Academy
The mission of the Buffet Crampon USA 2015 Summer Clarinet Academy is to offer an outstanding summer educational clarinet seminar to talented student clarinetists 18-26 years of age. The student/teacher ratio will be 4:1. The low student teacher ratio will offer a unique opportunity for students to live and work closely with the internationally acclaimed artist faculty in a unique and intimate setting.

The Academy will take place July 13-18, 2015 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.

The curriculum will include:
Daily Private Lessons, Masterclasses and Lectures
Special emphasis will be placed on instruction and review of fundamentals, solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, chamber music, performance and audition technique, reed making and adjusting, E-flat and bass clarinet performance, and instrument maintenance.

Two levels of participation in The Academy will be offered:
1/ Academy Students will receive daily private lessons and participate in all masterclasses, lectures, performances, outings and social events. Students will have the opportunity to perform in recital as soloists and chamber musicians.
2/ Academy Auditors will be invited to attend and observe Academy events including masterclasses, lectures, and performances. Auditors will not perform and will not receive or audit private lessons.
Applications (Must be postmarked on or before April 15, 2015)
Download the full application package here 
(Package includes: Tuition & Scholarship details, Application Procedure & checklist, Audition Procedure, Student & Auditor Application Forms, Artist Faculty List, Health Record Form, Directions to University of North Florida, Waiver of Liability form)

Curriculum & Events
Students will receive one-hour of daily private instruction. Each student will receive one lesson from every member of the artist faculty.
Afternoons will be devoted to in-depth masterclasses taught by artist faculty members.
Private rehearsal and practice time will be part of the daily schedule of events. Piano- accompanied rehearsal time will be scheduled in order for students to prepare for Academy student recitals. Staff accompanists will be assigned to perform with Academy students.
A visit to the Buffet Group USA headquarters will provide students with an opportunity for instrument testing of the Buffet Crampon professional clarinet line. Personal instrument adjustment will be provided by Head Woodwind Technician Bruce Marking.
A comprehensive hands-on seminar Instrument Technology Program led by Buffet Crampon Head Woodwind Technician Bruce Marking will focus on instrument maintenance, adjustment, design and manufacture.
Evenings will feature recitals by Academy Artist Faculty and Academy students.
The Academy will host several informal social events attended by students, artist faculty and administrators.

Artist Faculty
J. Lawrie Bloom, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ixi Chen: Principal Second Clarinet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Pascual Martinez Forteza:  Second Clarinet, New York Philharmonic
André Moisan: Bass Clarinet, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Mark Nuccio:  Associate Principal/E-flat Clarinet, New York Philharmonic
 
Inquiries about The Academy or the application process should be directed to:
Matt Vance
Woodwind Product Specialist
matt.vance@buffet-group.com
(904) 821-0234
(866) 434-9240

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