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Seminars

 

I have two seminars available:

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What I know about Mouthpieces


Consists of a lecture and hands-on demonstration of mouthpiece design, measurements, and technology. Shows how mouthpieces are manufactured. Includes a demonstration of how mouthpieces are measured and what the measurements mean. If time permits, a mouthpiece is refaced and tested.


Topics:

  • Mouthpiece Acoustics
  • How Mouthpieces are measured
  • How mouthpieces are made
  • The Facing
  • The exterior of the mouthpiece
  • Interior of the Mouthpiece
  • Refacing
  • Live Demonstration

Ahora disponible en español! Lo que sé de boquillas!


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At the National University of Colombia, demonstrating mouthpiece measurement techniques to the clarinet studio or Robert DeGennaro.



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The Birth of a Mouthpiece


An in depth discussion of how a new mouthpiece is developed, from initial concept to actual production and introduction to the marketplace. The development of the “Lawrie Bloom” Bass Clarinet mouthpiece is used as an example.

 

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Seminars have been delivered at:

  • Heidelberg University
  • DePaul University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Universidad Nacional De Colombia
  • Conservatorio Nacional de Música - Guatemala (in Spanish)
  • Western Illinois University

     These seminars are available to University Clarinet Studios, Clarinet Conferences, or other Clarinet-interested groups.  If you have interest, please e-mail  Walter@clarinetxpress.com or call 847-266-8644.