Comprehensive Woodwind Chamber Music Repertoire List www.woodwindchambermusicrepertoire.com/ clarinet-quartets.html Clarinetist Dawn Marie Hamilton’s “Comprehensive Woodwind Chamber Music Repertoire List” is a great starting point for various chamber works with clarinet, including clarinet duos, trios, quartets, and so forth, plus wind quintets, chamber groups with clarinet and voice, and more. Many of the listed pieces include links to free scores at IMSLP.org, composer websites, places to purchase scores, and performances on YouTube, Spotify or other online services. Check it out to discover new repertoire or to contribute to the listings. Sarah K. Watts www.sarahkwatts.co.uk Sarah K. Watts is a British bass clarinet soloist and chamber musician. AtRead More →

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by Kellie Lignitz-Hahn and Bret Pimentel Part 2: Comparison Guide In the second installment in our series on creating an online presence, we have compiled a comparison guide of website-building platforms. Whether you wish to start blogging or design your own website, the first step is to understand which platform best fits your needs. Below are some of the most popular services that cater to both novice and experienced users. WordPress.com WordPress.com is very easy to use, and on the plus side it is free. This platform provides a place online for your site, but your website address will contain the WordPress.com subdomain name (forRead More →

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(Web version of March 2017 column, Vol. 44/2 print column) By Kellie Lignitz-Hahn and Bret Pimentel Creating an Online Presence: Advantages and Getting Started Part 1: Getting Started Today, more and more musicians are creating websites and establishing an online presence as a marketing tool. Current technology offers free or inexpensive options and various outlets for developing personal websites, including sites with built-in features to assist those with limited technological experience. In this first installment of a series of columns on creating an online presence, we will explore ways and share ideas on how to effectively market yourself on the internet. Why should I haveRead More →

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(Web version of September 2016, Vol. 43/4 print column) by Kellie Lignitz-Hahn and Bret Pimentel Adam Ballif Adam Ballif teaches clarinet at Brigham Young University–Idaho. His website, www.adamballif.com, is an excellent example of a professional website, with his biography, audio samples of performances, and materials for his BYU-I students. It also has high-quality general clarinet resources including an annotated repertoire list and information on clarinet conferences and festivals. Ballif’s site is the home of the “ClariNotes” newsletter, a one-page publication with clarinet tips and exercises, as well as a blog covering pedagogical topics. Another interesting and useful feature is “Ballif Beats,” custom-made click tracks for repertoire that is difficult to practice with an ordinary metronome. Several are available for download,Read More →