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December, 21, 2022
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM




Anthony Costa & Janice L. Minor

Anthony Costa & Janice L. Minor
Janice L. Minor

Janice L. Minor

The Extended Clarinet Family – FRIEND or FOE? EMBRACE the Similarities Instead of FEAR the Differences of the Aux Clarinets

Clinic Synopsis:

All too often the auxiliary clarinets are misunderstood. Unless the music educator/ensemble director is a clarinetist, the other members of the clarinet family can be an enigma. This clinic will help music educators understand the fundamental common ground and differences between the soprano B-flat clarinet and the auxiliary clarinets absolving any uncertainties that may plague the extended clarinet section of their instrumental music programs.

Anthony Costa & Janice L. Minor - Biographical Information

Dr. Anthony J. Costa is Associate Professor of Clarinet at Penn State and clarinetist with The Pennsylvania Quintet, and The Prestige Clarinet Quartet. He was the recipient of the 2016 College- Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching. Costa served as bass clarinetist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Opera Orchestra from 1999 to 2011, and currently performs as principal clarinetist of the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra, Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, and Altoona Symphony Orchestra. Costa is a devoted chamber musician and has performed across the US and Europe as a member of The Pennsylvania Quintet and Prestige Clarinet Quartet. A champion of contemporary music, Costa has collaborated with such renowned composers as Carter Pann, John Corigliano, Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, Paul Chihara, Andrea Clearfield, Daniel Dorff, and Osvaldo Golijov. Committed to mentoring young clarinetists, Costa’s students have participated in such esteemed festivals as the Aspen Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Tanglewood Institute, Interlochen Arts Camp, Brevard Summer Music Festival, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. His students have won second place in both the International Clarinet Association’s High School Competition and Orchestral Excerpt Competition. Costa attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and received a BM and BME. He received his MM in clarinet performance from Temple University, and his DMA from The Ohio State University. Anthony Costa is an artist-clinician for the Buffet-Crampon Corporation.

Janice L. Minor - Biographical Information

Dr. Janice L. Minor enjoys an active career as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player, clinician, and music educator. She has performed and appeared in a wide variety of venues and festivals throughout the U.S and Europe, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Rococo Theater in Schwetzingen Germany, Puccini Theater in Italy, Interlochen, Aspen Music Festival, Lucca Music Festival in Lucca, Italy, and the Saarburger Serenaden Music Festival in Saarburg, Germany. As an orchestral player, she has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Opera, Richmond Symphony Orchestra and on soundtracks for The Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Dedicated to her role as artist-teacher, Dr. Minor is a passionate educator who is frequently invited to present master classes and clinics throughout the country and abroad. She is on the clarinet faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a successful private clarinet studio in the Chicago area. Her previous teaching positions include Clarinet Professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and the Saarburger Serenaden: International Music Festival and School in Germany. She is a Buffet Crampon U.S.A. and D’Addario performing artist-clinician performing exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets and D’Addario woodwind products. Her CD The Recital Clarinetist with pianist Paulo Steinberg is available through Summit Records, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and several national and international music distributors.