November 16, 2019

One-day workshop for middle school and high school students who play clarinet and saxophone. No audition required. Spend the day with us!  Lunch is provided.
All events take place on the Furman University campus,
Daniel Music Building and McAlister Auditorium.


Dr. Sue Samuels, Director of Bands at Furman University 
Dr. Kyra Zhang, Clarinet Clinician
Mandy Pace, Clarinet Clinician
Dr. David Allen, Adjunct Clarinet Faculty at Furman, Davidson, Appalachian State
Dr. Matt Olson, Saxophone Faculty at Furman University 
Ashley Gable, Saxophone Clinician


    8:00-8:45 AM Registration
    9:00-10:00 AM Fundamental Class
    10:00-11:30 AM All-State Workshops
    11:30AM-12:15 PM Lunch Break
    12:30-1:00 PM Furman Student Concert
    1:00-2:30 PM Ensemble Rehearsals
    2:30-3:30 PM Master Class
    3:30-4:30 PM Ensemble Rehearsals
    4:30-5:00 PM Performance for Friends & Family


Q: When can I register?
A: Now! Click Here for link to Eventbrite site. Register before November 1 for Early Bird Discount. On-line registration closes November 13.  Walk-ins welcome the day-of.

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.

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, and mouthpieces. There will also be clarinets, saxophones and other equipment available for trial and purchase.


  • $40 Registration (Includes lunch)
    • EARLY BIRD:  $5 Discount if you register BEFORE Nov 1.
    • ALL-STATE / REGION BAND:  Save an additional $5 if you earned a seat in last year's All-State Honors Band:  Junior, Clinic or Senior. (seated; alternates not eligible)
  • Parents / chaperones / teachers welcome to observe for free!


Dr. Samuels (Clarinets)
Dr. Olson (Saxophones)

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


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