March 07, 2023 I Event
Buffet Crampon USA Brings Summer Clarinet Academy Back In-Person
Buffet Crampon USA has announced that its Summer Clarinet Academy will be returning in-person for the first time since in 2019. It will be hosted at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
The 2020 academy was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2021 and 2022 academy sessions were hosted online. For 2023, the academy returns to its original format, bringing 20 collegiate clarinetists from around the United States and Canada to Jacksonville to study individually with five world-class clarinet artists from the Buffet Crampon roster. The in-person academy offers students daily masterclasses with each artist faculty member, instrument technology classes with the Buffet Crampon USA president Francois Kloc, and a visit to Buffet Crampon USA to play the clarinets and accessories. The academy features evening recitals from the artist faculty and the 20 students.
The audition window is now open, and applications will be accepted until April 1. The Academy is open to clarinetists ages 18–25. Application fees will be waived for auditions submitted prior to March 15.