We have a busy few months ahead! Please be sure to review the following dates (also on the studio calendar in your student’s notebook). These dates have not been included on your monthly invoices... payment is not due and you have not been charged for lesson days I am not available.
November 5-6 (Monday, Tuesday) - teacher workdays
November 14-15 (Wednesday, Thursday) - attending the Virginia Music Educators Association conference
December 3-5 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) - I’ll be in residence at several Winston-Salem NC middle and high schools, performing a concerto and conducting seminars for students and teachers.
December 19-20 (Wednesday, Thursday) - attending the Midwest Band & Orchestra Directors Clinic in Chicago representing my sponsors Backun Musical Instruments and Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
Holiday gift guide - new this year! If you’re looking for a gift for your student, visit http://www.kristensheridan.com/holiday-gift-guide.html (I’m working on the site now, so there’s not a ton on there yet. There will be more tomorrow!)
***December 16 - NVYW Concert, 3:00 pm, Woodson HS, FREE***
I am performing a concerto with the Northern Virginia Youth Winds, an weekly honor ensemble in which many studio members participate. We’re playing Frank Ticheli’s Concerto for Clarinet and Winds, an extremely challenging piece for both me and the students. I expect excellent attendance from my students to support both your studio colleagues and me.
District Band Auditions for middle & high schoolers:
December 8 - District 10 (South County HS)
January 12 - District 11 (Robinson, Woodson, Fairfax, TJHSST) & 12 (McLean, Langley, Madison, Marshall) - all registration and information will come from your band director, and we have been preparing in lessons. Practice sight reading with your SightReadingFactory.com account.
1. create account
2. “redeem student code”
3. use code (please contact me or refer to your email for the code)
Clarinet Days are local events that welcome clarinetists of all ages to meet others, play in a clarinet choir, learn from university professors, listen to masterclasses, and try products from vendors.
US Navy Band Clarinet Day
November 17 at Kenmore MS in Arlington. Register here:
George Mason University Clarinet Day
January 27. More information coming soon.
Sewanee Summer Clarinet Academy
I’m honored to have been asked to be the director of the newly-formed Sewanee Summer Clarinet Academy! The Academy is part of the college and graduate-level Sewanee Summer Music Festival (SSMF) on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The Academy is open to clarinetists aged 13-18 and is a one week intensive clarinet camp. (Students can register for both weeks, if desired.) I would love to have some of my own private students attend! Students will work with me and several of my graduate assistants on solo, chamber, and large clarinet ensemble music as well as have classes on music theory, technique, and audition preparation.
The Academy application site will be open soon. Feel free to check out SSMF here: https://app.getacceptd.com/sewanee