Professional Development for the Orchestral Clarinetist

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Professional Development for the Orchestral Clarinetist

August 3-5, 2020 / Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m–4:00 p.m.
Room: ESM 320

Michael Wayne, director; Professor of Clarinet, Eastman School of Music
Guest faculty:
Ben Freimuth, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Intensive workshop designed for the professional clarinetist on how to sustain a high standard of playing and a fulfilling life in the orchestral environment. Open discussion will be guided by Michael Wayne with special guest Ben Freimuth. Topics to include fundamental routines, equipment, teaching concepts, and work/life balance.

NOTE: This course is designed for clarinetists who are currently (or have previously been) contracted in a full-time orchestra (including temporary contracts). Clarinetists working in other areas of music (college professors, smaller orchestras, military bands, etc.) will not find this program to be a good fit for their experience. We are hoping to develop versions of this course for other groups in future years.

How to apply:
No audition is required, but admittance is contingent upon résumé review. To apply, please send a current copy of your résumé to the Summer@Eastman office. You may email your résumé to us at: or upload it to Summer@Eastman’s secure online dropbox. You do not need to submit an audition or provide letters of recommendation. We will contact you when your résumé has been reviewed.

Interested clarinetists may contact Michael Wayne directly with any questions:


Housing and meals are not included in course tuition. On-campus student housing at the Eastman Student Living Center is available for an additional fee of $84/night, which includes 3 meals daily in the Dining Center. Participants staying off-campus may also purchase individual meals at the Dining Center. Information about housing and area hotels can be found here.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Monday, August 3 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Wednesday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Hours: 18
$490/ noncredit             CRN 35711  

Read our blog: Summer@Eastman 2020: Balance and Focus for Orchestral Clarinetists