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Clarinet Technique 101: It is a Requirement, not an Elective

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  • Clarinet Technique is required at a level that continues to grow and expand. Students also need technique to perform standard band works with the required finger and tongue agility. This clinic will give concrete exercises to cement strong technique, expand finger and tongue agility, a system for teaching extended techniques. Clinic will focus on basic concepts, how they are used, and well as specific daily exercises, to increase technical facility on the clarinet.
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  • Robert Spring is Professor of Music in Clarinet at Arizona State University. He attended the University of Michigan where he was awarded three degrees, including the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He recently was awarded the "Citation of Merit Award" from the School of Music Alumni Society. Spring has performed as a recitalist or soloist worldwide, and has been heard on National Public Radio's Performance Today. He frequently serves as clinician/adjudicator, teaches on the faculties of several summer music festivals and has published numerous articles on multiple articulation and other contemporary clarinet techniques. Spring was President of the International Clarinet Association, (ICA), from 1998-2000 and has performed for numerous ICA conventions. He is a Buffet Artist, and performs on the Buffet Greenline Clarinet.