Clarinetist Carmine Campione passed away on January 2, 2018,  at the age of 80. Campione performed in the Cincinnati Symphony for over 37 years and taught for 47 years at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Campione was well-known for his pedagogical knowledge, particularly in the area of the clarinet embouchure. His book, Campione on clarinet: A complete guide to clarinet playing and instruction, is widely used as a reference by clarinet players and teachers all over the world. Carmine is survived by his wife Karen (nee Ryan) Campione, his children Ann-Marie (Richard) Adams, Carmine Christopher Campione, Angela (Rick) Schreiber, James (Vee Subla) Webb and Stephanie Kirkpatrick, his 8Read More →

We are saddened to learn of the passing of bass clarinet legend and ICA Honorary Member Harry Sparnaay on December 12, 2017. Sparnaay became an Honorary Member in 2015. Sparnaay received his education (a performer’s degree in clarinet) at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Ru Otto. He specialized in bass clarinet and won the first prize at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition, a first for a bass clarinet player. Sparnaay performed as a soloist all over the world and was featured performer with countless orchestras of note. One of his most significant contributions to the clarinet is the catalog of more than 650 works that wereRead More →