Furman Single Reed Day

*Stay-tuned for details and dates for Fall 2019!*

Furman University campus: Daniel Music Building and McAlister Auditorium

SPECIAL Saxophone / Clarinet All-State Audition Workshop for Middle School and High School Students.

Clarinet Students: Win a Buffet-Crampon Clarinet!!  
Single Reed Day participants are invited to enter a Buffet-Crampon Clarinet Essay Contest for the opportunity to win a brand new Buffet-Crampon E12F clarinet (Valued at over $2000!)

Winner will be announced at the end of Single Reed Day. Essay submission Deadline is November 10, 2018.  

To enter the clarinet essay contest, 
  1. Register for Single Reed Day (Check out the discount options listed below!)
  2. Write an email essay explaining your current instrument and how this NEW instrument would help you continue your musical studies and possibly prepare for a career in music.
  3. Submit your 300 - 500 word essay by email to FUSRD2018@GMAIL.COM. Essays will be judged by an outside party.
  4. The winner must be present at Furman Single Reed Day to claim the prize.
Eventbrite - Furman Single Reed Day 2018  


Dr. Cecilia Kang, SRD Director & Furman clarinet professor
 TBA  , clarinet guest artist​​
Maggie Walters, clarinet clinician, FU alumna
Deborah Chodacki, guest artist​​ CANCELLED as of 11/15/18.​

Dr. Matt Olson, Furman saxophone professor 
Nathan Nabb​, saxophone guest artist
Ashley Gable, saxophone clinician, FU alumna


8:00-8:45AM     Registration/Exhibition
9:00 -10:00 AM  Fundamental Class
10AM-12:30 PM   Solo Master Class
12:45-1:30 PM   Lunch Break/Exhibition
1:30-2:00 PM    Furman Student Showcase Concert
2:00-2:30 PM    Prize Ceremony
2:30-4:30 PM    All-State Workshops
4:30-5:00 PM    Q and A Session
5:00-6:30 PM    Guest Artist Recital and Reception

Your Day will include: 
  • Lunch—Chick-fil-A sandwich or salad 
  • Workshops on All-State Materials, Fundamentals, Sight Reading & Audition Techniques 
  • Master Classes
  • Recitals by Guest artists and Furman students


Q: What should I bring to Furman Single Reed Day?
A: You should have your instrument, reeds, music (solo and all-state audition music),  a notebook for taking notes, a pencil or pen, and money for vendors. Lunch will be provided, but feel free to bring a light snack in case you get hungry.

Q: What is a master class?
A: A master class is a group session in which a teacher coaches a student. These usually involve a single student performer, but include feedback and advice for all in attendance. They are valuable ways to learn from one another and excellent opportunities to perform.

Q: What will the vendors be selling?
A: Reeds, music, accessories, mouthpieces. There will also be clarinets, saxophones and other equipment available for trial and purchase.

Q: Can we win door prizes?
A: Yes! Many door prizes and free samples awill be given away!


$40 Registration (Includes lunch and snack reception at 6pm)

  EARLY BIRD: Save $5 if you register BEFORE Nov 1.
  ALL-STATE / REGION BAND:  Save an additional $10 if you earned a seat in last year's All-State Honors Band:  Junior, Clinic or Senior. (seated - alternates not eligible)

Parents / chaperones welcome to observe for free!
Eventbrite - Furman Single Reed Day 2018  

Vendors / SPONSORS

Buffet-Crampon, D'Addario, Musical Innovations, Peace Center, Pecknel Music Greenville, Selmer Paris, Vandoren, and Furman Bands.​


Dr. Kang (Clarinets)  cecilia.kang@furman.edu
Dr. Olson (Saxophones)  matt.olson@furman.edu 

DIRECTIONS.  Parking is Free. Google directions: Search for Furman McAlister Auditorium

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