Event Schedule

Schedule subject to change. All participants will receive a final schedule with updated master class assignments at registration on March 2.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Noon Registration OpensBrowning Center Lobby


1:00 PM Exhibits OpenBrowning Center Lobby

Test out instruments and equipment at the exhibits in the Browning Center Lobby and in rooms 113 and 210.


1:00 PM Dr. Madeline JohnsonBrowning Center Room 136

"Preparing to Perform"


2:00 PM Dr. Bill HolmanBrowning Center Room 136

"Introduction to "Advanced Clarinet Studies: The Art of Chunking" by P. George and Phyllis A. Louke. Clarinet edition by Robert Patterson"


3:00 PM Dr. Jaren HinckleyBrowning Center Room 136

"Obnoxious Things You Did in Junior High Band That are Actually Helpful to Your Success as a Musician!"


4:00 PM Myroslava Hagen, Jenifer OlsonBrowning Center Room 136

"Reeds, Mouthpieces and Clarinets! It's all about finding the right equipment to develop your sound."


5:30 PM Dinner Break, Exhibits Close


7:30 PM Utah Clarinetists RecitalBrowning Center Room 136

Programs provided separately

8:30 AM Exhibits Open, Registration continuesBrowning Center Lobby


9:00 AM Clarinet Choir Reading SessionsBrowning Center Room 136

College level, High school, and Junior high school clarinetists combined. (Conductor TBA)


10:00 AM Dr. Jeffrey O'FlynnBrowning Center Room 136

"Developing Fast Fingers"


10:00 AM Dr. Nicolas MorrisonBrowning Center Room 113

High School Clarinet Master Class


11:00 AM Utah Symphony Clarinetists Performance and DiscussionBrowning Center Room 136

With Erin Svoboda - Utah Symphony Associate Principal and E-Flat Clarinet and Lee Livengood - Utah Symphony Clarinet and Bass Clarinet


12:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM Dr. Blake McGeeBrowning Center Room 136

College Master Class


2:00 PM Pamela S. LemonsBrowning Center Room 136

"How to Maximize Your Performing Ability."


3:00 PM Dr. Blake McGeeBrowning Center Room 136

"ReedWorks: A Guide to Single Reed Adjustment"


4:00 PM Dr. Henry CaceresBrowning Center Room 136

"Jorge Montilla's Use of Latin American Rhythms and Folk Dances in His Compositions"


4:00 PM Russell HarlowBrowning Center Room 113

"Clarinet Voicing: The Secret to a Great Sound"


5:00 PM Exhibits Close


5:30 PM Festival Finale Concert: Dr. Blake McGeeM. Thatcher Allred Theater

Programs provided separately

*All classes and clinics are subject to change.

Dr. Blake McGee is Associate Professor of Clarinet and Music History at the University of Wyoming. A native of the west coast, Dr. McGee performed as a member of the Portland Opera, Vancouver Symphony, and the Oregon Mozart Players chamber orchestra. He is currently principal clarinet of the Wyoming Symphony. He is a highly active chamber musician performing regularly with the Wyoming Reed Trio and Woodwind Quintet, The Wu-McGee Duo, and as a member of Lights Along the Shore, a trio specializing in original arrangements of eclectic music from around the world. Additionally, he tours annually throughout the country as a recitalist.

As an avid reed-maker and researcher, Dr. McGee has begun developing new methods for evaluating clarinet reeds based on design parameters. In 2009, McGee was invited to present his research methods and findings at the International Clarinet Association's conference in Portugal. In 2016, he published a book titled "ReedWorks: A Guide to Single Reed Adjustment" that covers a variety of topics on working with single reeds. He regularly provides master classes on reed adjustment and reed making for clarinet and saxophone studios at universities nationally and continues to research the topic extensively.

Dr. McGee earned degrees in Clarinet Performance and History from the University of Minnesota and the University of Oregon.

If you have questions or comments regarding this event, please contact Dr. David E. Feller, dfeller@weber.edu or call 801-626-6436.


Festival sponsors include D'Addario & Company, Riverton Music and Summerhays Music.

Hosted By:

Snow College  •  150 College Ave.  •  Ephraim, Utah 84627  •  435.283.7000  •  www.snow.edu