Colorado Clarinet Day 2019

Clarinet Day 2019

September 15, 2019

Welcome Message

Welcome to the eighth annual Colorado Clarinet Day! It is once again time to enjoy a day of great clarinet music. This year we will welcome Diane Barger from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Denise Gainey from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Clarinetists from the Colorado Symphony and Colorado Springs Philharmonic will join the professors from CU-Boulder, DU, CSU and MSU-Denver in an exciting potpourri recital. Back by popular demand, a massed clarinet ensemble will present a concert of exciting clarinet choir tunes. Finally, we'll host our High School Young Artist Competition and the winner will perform their solo piece that evening. 

Come and check out the newest clarinets, mouthpieces, reeds, ligatures, gig bags and accessories from:

Taplin & Weir
Backun Clarinets
Kolacny Music
Buffet Crampon
Lomax Classic Mouthpieces & Accessories
Michael Drapkin
Clarinet Repair Technician James Calix - RDG Woodwinds/Los Angeles
Altieri Musical Instrument Bags
US Army Bands

I am so excited to host the eighth year of this wonderful event. Enjoy your time at the Lamont School of Music for the 2019 Colorado Clarinet Day.

I look forward to seeing you all.

Clarinet Day Signature

Jeremy Reynolds, DMA Associate Professor, Clarinet Chair, Woodwind Department

  • Guest Artists

    Guest Artists: Diane Barger, Denise Gainey & Mark Clinton


    Diane Barger, Professor of Clarinet, University of Nebraska–Lincoln


    Denise Gainey, Professor of Clarinet, University of Alabama at Birmingham


    Mark Clinton, Professor of Piano, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, with the Amicitia Trio

  • Colorado and Wyoming Clarinetists

    Colorado and Wyoming Clarinetists

    Abby Raymond 

    Jeremy W. Reynolds 

    Jason Shafer 

    Daniel Silver 

    Andy Stevens 

    Sergei Vassiliev

    Pam Diaz

    Daryll Stevens

    Lauren Jacobson

    Michael Drapkin and the Yiddish Cowboys (Ben Cohen, accordion & Michael Paff, poyk)

    Joshua Meitz

    Blake McGee

    Ian Buckspan


  • Schedule

    Clarinet repair technician James E. Calix, from RDG Woodwinds/Los Angeles, will be joining us at Colorado Clarinet Day to do minor repairs on our instruments for a nominal fee. He will be scheduling appointments starting at 8:30 a.m. Please stop by his booth to show him your instruments and schedule your clarinet repair needs.

    8:00 a.m.   Registration Opens | Joy Burns Plaza
    8:15 a.m.   Michael Drapkin & Yiddish Cowboys | Joy Burns Plaza
    9:00 a.m.   Colorado and Wyoming Clarinetists Recital | Hamilton Recital Hall
    10:30 a.m.  Vendors' fair opens | Orchestra Room 130
    10:30 a.m.  Amicitia Duo Master Class | Hamilton Recital Hall

    12:00 p.m.  Lunch

    1:00 p.m.  Amicitia Duo Master Class | Hamilton Recital Hall
    2:30 p.m.  High School Competition | Hamilton Recital Hall 
    2:30 p.m.  Clarinet Choir Rehearsal | Choral Room
    3:45 p.m.  Mike Lomax Mouthpiece Lecture | Choral Room 
    5:30 p.m.  Vendors' fair ends | Orchestra Room 130

    5:30 p.m.  Dinner

    7:00 p.m.  Clarinet Choir Concert | Hamilton Recital Hall 
    7:30 p.m.  HS Competition Winner and Amicitia Duo Recital | Hamilton Recital Hall 

    Parking is complimentary.

    The gate will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    (Paid parking is available when the gate is closed at $1.50 per hour on the lower level.)

    University of Denver Map

  • Registration

    Admission & Registration Information

    Please complete this form to register for Colorado Clarinet Day 2019.

    If completed before September 1, please mail the registration form and payment to:

    University of Denver 
    Lamont School of Music
    Attn: Dr. Jeremy W. Reynolds
    2344 East Iliff Avenue
    Denver, CO 80208

    If completed after September 1, please bring this form and payment to the registration booth on the day of the event.

    For additional questions, please contact: Dr. Jeremy W. Reynolds.

  • High School Young Artists Competition

    High School Young Artists Competition

    First Prize: Guaranteed admission and scholarship to the Lamont School of Music, provided all the standards for admission into the University of Denver have been met.

    In addition, the winner of the Young Artist Competition will be featured on the Guest Artist Recital at 7:30 pm on September 15, 2019 in Hamilton Recital Hall.

    The winner will also receive a Lomax Classic Mouthpiece.

    Second Prize: Clarinet overhaul performed by James Calix from RDG Los Angeles, valued at $1,000. The second place winner will also receive a Lomax Reed Case.

    Third Prize: Lomax Ligature & Swab

    Preliminary Video Round Deadline: August 15, 2019
    Final Round, Live in Denver: September 15, 2019

    Apply for Competition


    Rules and Regulations for High School Young Artist Competition

    Open to Clarinetists ages 14–18

    1. Preliminary repertoire:    
      • First movement of a standard concerto or Carl Maria von Weber's Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in E-flat Major, op. 26
      • Two Rose etudes of contrasting nature
    2. Preliminary video round deadline: August 15, 2019
      • All preliminary auditions are required to be performed and recorded with piano accompaniment
      • Participants can submit either a DVD video or YouTube link. If you mail a DVD, it must be received by our office by August 15, 2019
    3. Final round will be held at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music on Sunday, September 15, 2019 during the 2019 Colorado Clarinet Day.
    4. Final round repertoire:
      • First movement of a standard concerto or Carl Maria von Weber's Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in Eb Major, Op. 26
    5. In the final round, you may choose to use your own accompanist or one will be provided.
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