Vandoren Sponsors Summer Music Camps

Mike Lawson • News • June 3, 2016

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Betty BleyContinuing their commitment to educational outreach, Vandoren is sponsoring a variety of music camps for the summer of 2016.

Gina ScheerThrough the following camps, guest Vandoren Artists will offer their guidance and musical expertise to hundreds of students while exposing them to Vandoren’s vast array of reeds, mouthpieces, and accessories along the way.

The Lone Star Clarinet Camp, created four years ago by Vandoren Regional Artist Gina Scheer, will be held in Round Rock, TX from June 13-17, and Coppell, TX from June 20-24.  The Round Rock camp will feature guest artist Paula Corley, while Mitchell Estrin will be the special guest at the Coppell camp. The camps offer young clarinetists an unforgettable week together playing in a clarinet choir, broadening their understanding of music, advancing their technique, and connecting with other people through a shared love for music.

The 37th Annual Vienna Band Camp will take place in Falls Church, VA from June 28 – July 21. Vandoren Regional Artist Betty Bley will be on site offering her expertise on clarinet technique and directing the clarinet program of the camp. Vandoren Artist Paula Corley will also be a featured guest artist this summer. With four classes a day for four weeks, The Vienna Band Camp offers 4th – 9th grade students a fun environment to learn and make music during the summer months.

Mitch EstrinClarinet Intensive Study Program is a two-week immersion camp for advanced conservatory and high school clarinetists held in conjunction with MasterWorks Festival at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. Directed by Vandoren Artist Diana Haskell of the St. Louis Symphony, the camp will run the first two weeks of July with a number of special guests.

Sunil GadgilSax Pro Workshops Camps will take place in Austin, San Antonio, and Brownsville, TX. Under the direction of Vandoren Regional Artist Sunil Gadgil, students in grades 7-12 will get the chance to work with fun-loving college professors of saxophone in a 4-day intensive workshop.

George Mason Summer Clarinet Academy occurs July 25 – 29 at the Performing Arts building of the Mason Fairfax Campus. The camp’s renowned faculty will lead passionate high school clarinet students through a week full of rehearsals, masterclasses, chamber music and the opportunity to play in a clarinet choir. 

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