Who We Are


The International Clarinet Association is a diverse and inclusive community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; encourages communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

To these ends, the association is dedicated to fostering communication and fellowship of clarinetists on a worldwide basis through publishing a quarterly scholarly journal, The Clarinet, producing an annual clarinet festival, ClarinetFest®, supporting a research library with materials available to all members, and promoting a variety of other endeavors related to the clarinet and clarinet playing.


Diane Barger


Catherine Wood

President Elect

Denise Gainey

Past President

Kip Franklin


Laura Grantier


Eddy Vanoosthuyse

International Vice President


The Advisory Board is auxiliary to the Board of Directors and will serve a three-year term. The Advisory Board is intended to serve in a consult capacity. They are appointed by the board and are a non-voting unit. They are chosen from all facets of the clarinet world from performance to industry and must be well acquainted with the ICA. As you can see, those we appointed have been members for many years and two of them are honorary members.

International Council

Eddy Vanoosthuyse

Chair, International Vice President

Caroline Hartig

International Ambassador

Severine Sierens

Secretary, International Council

Diane Barger

Ex-Officio Member

Denise Gainey

Ex-Officio Member

Catherine Wood

President Elect


Jessica Harrie

Executive Director

Rachel Yoder

Editor, The Clarinet, Ex-Officio DEIA Committee

Emily Kerski

Associate Editor, The Clarinet

Sarah Manasreh

Editor, The Clarinet [Online]

Sarah Lucas-Page

Summer 2024 Intern


Daniel Bonade

Louis Cahuzac

Benny Goodman

David Hite

Reginald Kell

Robert Marcellus

Kalmen Opperman

Artie Shaw

Harold Wright


Ben Armato

Walter Boeykens

Colin Bradbury

Betty Brockett

Clark Brody

Jack Brymer

Franklin Cohen
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Larry Combs
Evanston, Illinois

Philippe Cuper
Paris, France

Eddie Daniels
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Buddy DeFranco

Hans Deinzer

Guy Deplus

Paquito D’Rivera
North Bergen, New Jersey

Stanley Drucker

F. Gerard Errante
Las Vegas, Nevada

David Etheridge

Giora Feidman
Hamburg, Germany

Lee Gibson

James Gillespie
Denton, Texas (Editor Emeritus)

Paul Harvey
Twickenham, Middlesex, U.K.

Stanley Hasty

Theodore Johnson

Ramon Kireilis
Denver, Colorado

Béla Kovács
Budapest, Hungary

Frank Kowalsky
Tallahassee, Florida

Jacques Lancelot

Karl Leister
Berlin, Germany

Mitchell Lurie

John McCaw

John Mohler

Charles Neidich
New York, New York

Ron Odrich
New York, New York

Fred Ormand
Lawrence, Kansas

Bernard Portnoy

Alfred Prinz

James Pyne

Petko Radev

Luis Rossi
Santiago, Chilek

Harry Rubin

Antonio Saiote

James Sauers

H. James Schoepflin
Spokane, Washington

Selim Sesler

David Shifrin
Norwalk, Connecticut

William O. Smith

Harry Sparnaay

Robert Spring
Tempe, Arizona

Hans-Rudolf Stalder

Alan Stanek
Papillion, Nebraska

Milenko Stefanovic
Belgrade, Serbia

Richard Stoltzman
Winchester, Massachusetts

Ralph Strouf

Bernard Van Doren
Paris, France

Eddy Vanoosthuyse
Kortrijk, Belgium

Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr
East Lansing, Michigan

Himie Voxman

George Waln

David Weber

Charles West
Centerville, Virginia

Pamela Weston

Michele Zukovsky
Los Angeles, California



Composition Competition Coordinator
ICA New Music Committee – Kelly Johnson
(September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2023)

High School Solo Competition Coordinator
Jesse Krebs (September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2024)

Orchestral Audition Competition Coordinator
Jackie Glazier (September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2024)

Research Competition Coordinator
Cassie Keogh (September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2024)

Young Artist Competition Coordinator
Catherine Wood (September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2024)


ClarinetFest® Program Book Editor
Rongbing Shen

ClarinetFest® Volunteer Coordinator
Jennifer Reeves

ICA Activities

Pedagogy Coordinator
Julianne Kirk-Doyle

The Clarinet Online Editor
Sarah Manasreh

E-Newsletter Editor
Jessica Harrie

Website Links Coordinator
Jessica Harrie

Jean-Marie Paul

Social Media Editor
Jessica Harrie