Virtual Clarinet Day 2021

GMU Virtual Clarinet Day: A Tribute to the Life and Teaching of James Pyne 

The School of Music’s Virtual Clarinet Day will take place on Sunday, January 24th, 2021

 from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm EST via Zoom

Clarinet Day is a free event open to clarinet players ages 13 and up! Join us for a day packed with masterclasses, performances, and guest artists. This year’s presenters include:  Andrew Brown, Anthony Costa, Jake Ludwig, Dr. Katie Morell, Dr. Kathy Mulcahy, Magie Smith, and Steve Williamson. A Zoom link will be sent after submitting a registration form to the email address entered on the form.

Please contact Dr. Kathy Mulcahy at with any questions regarding Clarinet Day.

Schedule for Clarinet Day

9:30 – 10 Welcome Message and Group Warmup (for all ages and abilities) – Dr. Kathy Mulcahy, Assistant Professor of Clarinet, George Mason University
10:15 – 11:15 Masterclass – Dr. Anthony Costa, Associate Professor of Clarinet, Penn State University
11:30 – 12:20 Masterclass for Middle School Students – Dr. Katie Morell, Music teacher at Wallenpaupack MS, Adjunct faculty at University of Scranton and Marywood University
12:30 – 1 Lunchtime concert/slideshow featuring recordings of James Pyne
1:00-1:50 James Pyne: A Legacy of Excellence – the life and work of James Pyne presented by Jacob R. Ludwig, Graduate Teaching Assistant, MM Musicology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2:00 – 2:50 Masterclass – Dr Magie Smith, Associate Professor of Clarinet, Eastern Illinois University
3:00 – 3:50 Bass Clarinet Masterclass – Andrew Brown, Bass Clarinet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
4:00 – 5:00 Panel Discussion of Pyne Mouthpieces and Q & A featuring Alexander Bedenko, multi-award-winning clarinetist, and Stephen Williamson, Principal Clarinet Chicago Symphony