November 12th, 2023
The Baylor Clarinet Day is aimed to help top high school students prepare their TMEA All state etudes for the upcoming region auditions. In addition to a masterclass on the TMEA all state etudes, students will get to participate in mock auditions and receive written feedback from Baylor University faculty , attend a presentation on clarinet repair with Shelly Tanabe, and partake in an interactive seminar dealing with performance anxiety and mental preparation for auditions.
In addition to all of these activities, the students will get to perform a piece on the concert with the Baylor University Clarinet Choir and try instruments and other clarinet equipment from our sponsors and vendors- Buffet Crampon USA, Vandoren, Chedeville, D’addario, Lohff & Pfeiffer and Midwest Musical Imports.
This event is open to all high school students including those who play Bb clarinet, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet and other clarinet auxiliaries.
Partial Participation - $15: Observe masterclass, seminars and play in the clarinet choir.
Full Participation - $25: All of the above activities + participation in the mock audition and the opportunity to apply to perform on the masterclass.
To register to for the event, please complete our registration form and pay the appropriate participation fee.
Due to the high interest in our event, we are closing our registration period earlier and we will only accept new registrations until Saturday November 4th.
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We have a limited number of spots available for the mock audition. These will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit your payment for the Full Participant fee to secure your spot at the mock audition. Please notice, mock auditions will take place before and after the scheduled activities, at 12-1 pm and 5:45-6:45 pm. The selected students will be notified via email by November 10th.
Each mock audition participant will receive a professionally recorded recording of their performance on the mock audition and written feedback from our panel of judges. At the end of the day, the judges will pick 3 winners for the mock audition, who will receive gift cards to our sponsor store, Midwest Musical Imports. First Prize $100, Second Prize $75 and Third Prize $50.
If you would like to be considered to perform on the masterclass, please complete the registration form and pay the full participant fee. Once submitted, you will receive via email detailed instructions on how to submit your audition video. 1-3 minutes video of you performing the etude/s that you would like to perform on the masterclass. To submit your application video, please provide 1-3 separate video links (i.e. YouTube, Vimeo, DropBox, or any other platform) that are accessible without a password and that are clearly labeled with your name. Make sure to listen back to your recording and check the quality before submitting it.
Audition videos are due by November 6th. The selected students will be notified via email by November 10th.
All participating students are invited to play with the Clarinet Day Clarinet Choir. The choir will rehearse and perform one piece along side the Baylor University Clarinet Choir on the concert at the end of the Clarinet Day. PDF scans of the music will be sent to you via email by November 7th. Please learn your part before arriving so you are prepared for our rehearsal and concert.
Clarinet Day T-Shirt
All participants will receive an official Clarinet Day at Baylor University T-Shirt upon checking in.
Students who cancel their registration by 3:00pm on Monday, November 6, 2023 are eligible to receive a full refund of the clarinet day registration fees. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by this deadline if you would like to cancel your registration. Students who fail to notify us via email of their intent to cancel their registration by this deadline are ineligible to receive a refund of any portion of the registration fees
Schedule - Sunday November 12th, 2023
Vendors' booths will be open in McCrary 118 from 12:00pm until 6:45pm.
- Early check in only for participants of Mock Audition Session A
- Check in for all participants
- Mock Audition Session A in McCrary 114
- Masterclass on TMEA etudes with Professor Kampel in Meadows Hall
- Break and snacks with the Baylor Clarinet Studio members
- Clarinet Choir rehearsal in Meadows Hall
- Interactive Seminar with Professor Kampel - Dealing with performance anxiety and mental preparation for auditions/performances in Meadows Hall
- Break and snacks with the Baylor Clarinet Studio members
- Guest Speaker: Shelly Tanabe presenting on clarinet repair and maintenance in Meadows Hall
- Baylor University Clarinet Choir and Clarinet Day Clarinet Choir Concert in Meadows Hall. This concert is open to the public to attend.
- Official end time for students not participating in Mock Audition Session B. Students are welcome to to visit vendors’ booths in McCrary 118 (until 6:45).
- Mock Audition Session B in McCrary 114
- Vendors booths close.
Israeli born clarinetist Ran Kampel enjoys a versatile career of solo, chamber music, orchestral performances, and teaching. He held principal clarinet positions with the Jacksonville Symphony, the Grand Rapids Symphony, and was a fellow with the New World Symphony. He also has performed as a guest musician with The Cleveland Orchestra, The Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. During the summers, Ran has performed at Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Tanglewood, Yellow Barn, Krzyżowa-Music, Lakes Area, Aspen, Norfolk, Sarasota, Britten-Pears and Breckenridge music festivals.
Ran serves as assistant professor of clarinet at Baylor University School of Music, and has lead masterclasses around the world, including at the University of Minnesota, University of Maryland, University of Houston, Interlochen Arts Academy, Academia Filarmónica de Medellín in Colombia, Universidad de Costa Rica and Givatayim Conservatory in Israel.
Ran's chamber groups have performed at the Eastman Virtuosi Series, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, at the WinterMezzo concert series of Festival Mozaic, in Festival del Sole Napa Valley, Sunset ChamberFest, and as part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Celebration in Miami. Ran received degrees with high honors from USC Thornton School of Music and the Eastman School of Music. His primary teachers were Yehuda Gilad, Jon Manasse, Andrew Brown and Eva Wasserman-Margolis.
Ran is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist and performs exclusively on Buffet Crampon instruments. Outside the concert hall, he enjoys cooking, skiing, hiking, playing tennis and soccer.
Shelly Tanabe is the owner of Wind Player Services, working with a diverse clientele of professional and collegiate woodwind artists from around the US and abroad. She has been in the professional woodwind repair field for 32 years, starting her career mentored by Denny Lawson in Iowa, then opening Wind Player Services in New York City in 2005. NYC was a wonderful chapter, but getting back to more open spaces was most welcome, and Central Texas has been a beautiful fit for the last few years. An active speaker and clinician, she has presented numerous clinics and workshops for technicians’ associations, colleges and universities, private organizations, and manufacturers.