SUNY Potsdam hosting Clarinet Summit this weekend
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:34 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will host guest artists, alumni, educators and students for the 2019 Potsdam Clarinet Summit on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14.

The Potsdam Clarinet Summit will feature recitals, lectures, clinics, discussion panels and masterclasses for clarinet students in middle school and older.

The summit will include performances and masterclasses by guest artists Joshua Anderson (clarinet) from the University of Nevada-Reno, and Michael Lowenstern (bass clarinet) from the Manhattan School of Music. The two guest artists will offer back-to-back recitals on Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 7 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Theater. These performances are free and open to the public.

Additionally, there will be a roundtable discussion featuring visiting Crane alumni as they discuss their experiences in teaching, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, also in Snell. Melinde Mospaw Poupore '79, a past recipient of the Helen M. Hosmer Excellence in Music Teaching Award from the Julia Crane Alumni Association, will lead the discussion. The panelists include: Kellie Daino '16, Chantilly LaRose '17, Brendan Meier '14, Christina Rawady '09 & '10, Jill Nelson Roberts '90, Sean Spacher '16 and Mitchell Tellerday '18.

Two other Crane graduates, Cameron Hewes '15 (of CamCo) and Rebecca Scholldorf '15 (of Vandoren), will also attend as representatives for vendor exhibitors. Scholldorf will lead a clinic discussing Vandoren equipment on Friday afternoon.

Summit registration is free to all SUNY Potsdam and Crane students, faculty and staff. Registration is $15 for middle and high school students, $20 for alumni and $25 for college students from other institutions

Teachers or parents interested in bringing middle or high school students to attend the event should contact Dr. Julianne Kirk Doyle, at [email protected]. Any students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or teacher (for whom the event is free).

The Potsdam Clarinet Summit is sponsored in part by Backun Musical Services, DANSR/Vandoren, Selmer, the Crane Clarinet Studios, the Crane Student Association and The Crane School of Music.

To learn more about the Potsdam Clarinet Summit, see a full schedule of events and register, visit