Clarinettissimo 2017 will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, from 12:00-9PM at Seattle Pacific University. We have master classes, equipment dealers, a clarinet choir, a Workshop, and performances. This year's special guest is TBA. As before, all events remains FREE and open to the public.
We are also offering continuing education CLOCK HOURS.

Schedule of Events *subject to change*
Performances, Master Classes, Clarinet Choir Rehearsal, and Workshops will take place in the E. E. Bach Theater in McKinley Hall
Vendors, information, and Clarinet Choir Parts will be in Beegle Hall.

Saturday, October 7

12 noon - Vendors open - come try clarinets, mouthpieces, barrels. Browse accessories and music.
1:30pm - Sean Osborn master class - email Sean Osborn to sign up to perform in the master class. Anyone may observe. Don't know what a master class is? click here
3:30pm - Mary Kantor Master Class - email Sean Osborn to sign up to perform in the master class. Anyone may observe. Don't know what a master class is? click here
5:30pm - Dinner Break. Vendors close for the day.
7pm - Laura Grantier Recital
Carl Maria von Weber Concertino in E-flat Major, Op. 26
Joan Tower Wings
Ferruccio Busoni Elegie in E-flat Major, BV 286
Francis PoulencSonata for Clarinet and Piano
Felix Mendelssohn Concertpiece No. 1 for Clarinet, Basset-Horn, and Piano

Sunday, October 8
12 noon - Vendors open - come try clarinets, mouthpieces, barrels. Browse accessories and music.
1pm - Improvisation workshop
2:30pm - Laura Grantier Master Class - email Sean Osborn to sign up to perform in the master class. Anyone may observe. Don't know what a master class is? click here
4:30pm-5:30pm - Community Clarinet Choir rehearsal - anyone can participate. Parts available at info desk.
5:30pm - Dinner Break. Vendors close for the year.
7pm - Clarinettissimo 2017 concert.
Henri Rabaud Solo de Concours
Gioachino Rossini Introduction, Theme, and Variations
Dan Welcher Dante Dances
Franz Doppler Andante and Rondo, Op. 25
Yvonne Desportes French Suite
Sean Osborn Mpingo Funk for clarinet choir

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Kennelly Keys Music

Seattle Pacific University


Lohff & Pfeiffer

Ted Brown Music


Backun Musical Services

Eastman Music Company

Buffet Crampon

For 15 years, I have produced free concerts and festivals.
To help keep events free, please consider a tax-deductible
donation today.


Senior Chief Musician Laura Grantier, from Natchez, MI and Denham Springs, LA, joined the Navy Band in 1995, and is now Principal Clarinet. She earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama in 1993 and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America in December 2012. She was appointed assistant principal clarinet in 2001. Prior to her appointment with the Navy Band she was pursuing a Master of Music at the Eastman School of Music.

Grantier has traveled to Guatemala and Costa Rica to perform recitals and teach masterclasses. She has performed at the Morges Music Festival in Morges, Switzerland, and with the NSO, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis, Arlington, McLean, New World, and Tuscaloosa Symphonies. She was principal clarinet of the American-Russian Youth Orchestra in 1995 and was a semi-finalist in the 1992 Ciudad de Dos Hermanas competition in Seville, Spain and the 1996 International Clarinet Association Young Artists Competition in Paris, France. She has appeared as a soloist with the Navy Band, Alabama Symphony, Susquehanna University Wind Ensemble, Alabama Wind Ensemble, CUA Orchestra and was also a featured soloist at the 2013 CMEA conference, the 2012, 2014, and 2016 International Clarinet Association Conference, the 2009 GMEA conference, and the 23rd annual Alabama Honor Band Festival (2007) in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

She founded Navy Band Clarinet Day in 2012, and is the Executive Director of the Harborwinds Clarinet Quartet. Her teachers include Eugene Mondie, Kenneth Grant, and Scott Bridges.

Sean Osborn has traveled the world as soloist and chamber musician, and during his eleven years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the American Symphony Orchestra. The New York Times dubbed him " excellent clarinetist," the Boston Globe called him "...a miracle," and Gramophone "...a master." With over forty concertos in his repertoire, Sean has also recorded dozens of CDs for London, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Albany, and others, as well as premiering works by Philip Glass, John Adams, John Corigliano, Chen Yi, and Jennifer Higdon to name a few. He has performed at many festivals including Marlboro, Seattle Chamber Music, Aspen, Zagreb Bienalle, Pacific Rims, and Colorado. Sean has received grants from many organizations, including the NEA and the Aaron Copland Fund. He is also an award-winning composer whose works have been played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Marlboro Music Festival, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic among others. As an educator, he has presented over 100 master classes around the world, developed many multi-media educational series, and served on the faculty of the University of Washington and the Cornish College of the Arts.

Professor of Clarinet at Seattle Pacific Universty, Mary Kantor received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Washington and graduated from the Academy of Music in Vienna with Honors in clarinet performance, class of Rudolf Jettel. As a soloist, she has performed the Mozart Concerto and Richard Strauss' Duet-Concertino with Philharmonia Northwest. She has also performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, as well as on numerous movie soundtracks. She also coaches both the Seattle Youth Symphony and Cascade Youth Symphony clarinet sections, and appears in Who's Who in America, 59th and 60th editions. Recent projects include concerts with the Sound Ensemble, and a new CD with the Seattle Jewish Chorale entitled The Light of Tradition- Hanukkah in the Northwest.

Dash Point native Jennifer Nelson is currently Principal Clarinet with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Auburn Symphony Orchestras. She also has a very active freelance career, including playing Broadway-style shows at the Fifth Avenue and Paramount Theaters, extra with the Seattle Symphony and Opera Orchestras, and recordings for various television, motion picture, and video game scores. She is also Affiliate Artist Faculty in Clarinet at the University of Puget Sound, in addition to having several students in her private studio in Seattle for many years. Ms. Nelson has also traveled throughout the United States with the national touring companies of Phantom of the Opera and New York City Opera. In addition to her stateside concerts, Jennifer's orchestral and recital performances have also taken her to Mexico, Japan, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Honduras, and most recently, India.

Dr. Florie Rothenberg enjoys an active performing career, playing with several Seattle area concert and pit orchestras, including the Auburn Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Tacoma Opera. She has worked in film scoring in Seattle, and has her own CD, Voices of Trees, Modern Works by Women Composers for Clarinet and Piano, available on Origin Classical Records. Splitting her time between performing and teaching, Florie Rothenberg works with clarinetists of all ages and levels, drawing students from around the entire Puget Sound region. She has taught at Central Washington University and the University of Arizona, and is currently on the faculty of the University of Puget Sound Community Music. Dr. Rothenberg earned a D.M.A. from the University of Arizona, a M.M. from the University of Michigan and a B.M. from the University of the Pacific. Her teachers include Jerry Kirkbride, David Shifrin and William Dominik.
William Blayney is a Buffet Crampon Performing Artist. He has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, 5th Avenue Theater and this year has been asked to play Principal Clarinet with the Seattle Philharmonic. Mr. Blayney is an authority on historical clarinet recordings and has given lectures and master classes at ICA conventions, the Eastman School of Music, University of Florida, and LSU in Louisiana. Mr. Blayney also conducts the Northwest Clarinet Choir, All City Clarinets, and the Greenwood Concert Band.

Steve Treseler is a Seattle-based saxophonist, clarinetist, teaching artist, and author. DownBeat calls his music "beautifully crafted ensemble pieces—whether free, through-composed, or somewhere in beetween." Steve has released two albums as a leader, Resonance and Center Song featuring Ingrid Jensen, which received a four-star review in DownBeat and made the magazine's Best Albums of 2014 list. Steve and Ingrid were featured on NPR's Jazz Night in America. Steve performs and leads creative music workshops across the U.S. He teaches at Seattle Pacific University and is the founder of the Game Symphony Workshop, which helps musicians unlock creativity through group improvisation. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller Creativity Triggers for Musicians, The Living Jazz Tradition: A Creative Guide to Improvisation and Harmony, and the Creative Music Blog. Steve is a Conn-Selmer endorsing artist. Visit his website at

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Mary Kantor
SPU, Beegle Hall 1 & Bach Theatre, Seattle, Washington

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