Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Julian Bliss Answering Questions Today Only

Julian Bliss is allowing anyone to post a single question to his Facebook page which he will answer tomorrow.

Here is his post:
"For one day only!, If you have a question for me, post it on my page and i will answer them tomorrow. 
I will answer questions about anything! Only one each!"

If you ever had a question for Julian, clarinet-related or not, now is the time to ask! 


Because of the great response, Julian is leaving the questioning open for one more day. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Stanley Hasty (Feb. 1920 - June 2011)

Stanley Hasty will long be remembered as one of the greatest teachers and performers of all time. He was an extremely gifted player, having held positions with the National Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Indianapolis Symphony. Even more than his playing, though, his teaching will be remembered.

During his lifetime he was on the faculty of the Julliard School, Indiana University, Peabody Institute, New England Conservatory, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Though the most remembered of his teaching years would be at the Eastman School of Music.

Some of his notable students include Sean Osborn, Nathan Williams, Deborah Chodacki, Larry Combs, Frank Kowalsky, and Michael Webster. He was known as a great musician, but also as an extremely warm, caring person. His legacy will continue to live on through his students and his ideals as we all continue to strive to be the best people, and musicians, we can be.

Stanley and his wife, June.
"He certainly had high expectations and his kind of Hasty’s Law was in
this order: to be a good human being, a good musician and then a good clarinet player."

- Tom Martin in an Interview with Elizabeth Marie Gunlogson.

Quote and various information from Stanley Hasty: His Life and Teaching by Elizabeth Marie Gunlogson.

Photos from the Eastman Website.

Some Sad News

I was sad to read on the BBoard that Stanley Hasty, professor emeritus at the Eastman School of Music, master clarinet player, and renowned teacher passed away this Wednesday at the age of 91. Not much information is known as this time. I will update this post when I hear more. You can also check the BBoard post for more as it becomes available.

BBoard Link Here

Monday, June 20, 2011

Deborah Chodacki leaving Interlochen Arts Academy

Clarinet instructor Deborah Chodacki is leaving the Interlochen Arts Academy to take a job at East Carolina University where she was previously on faculty from 1979 to 1989. Interlochen is now taking applicants to fill her position.

Interlochen Job Openings - Instructor of Clarinet

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ricardo Morales to Record Nielsen Concerto with NYPhil

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic are going to perform and record all six Nielsen symphonies as well as his three concertos (for flute, clarinet, and violin). They will be released in four discs, the first in the fall of 2012 with the final disc to be released in the fall of 2015 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Carl Neilsen's birth. Ricardo Morales will be recording the clarinet concerto, Robert Langevin on the flute, and Nikolaj Znaider on the violin.

More info available on the New York Philharmonic website.