Clareidoscope 2022 – Live Presentation Session

Live Presentations – Zoom
March 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT

Anatomy and Physiology of the Sympathetic Nervous System

Laura Grantier

Your nervous system consists of two main parts, the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord. The PNS consists
mainly of nerves, which are enclosed bundles of the long fibers or axons, that connect the CNS to every other part of the body. The PNS is divided into three separate subsystems, the somatic, autonomic, and enteric nervous systems. The autonomic nervous system is further subdivided into the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic nervous system is the “fight or flight” system while the parasympathetic nervous system is activated when we are in a relaxed state. We will focus on the sympathetic nervous system and how it impacts our ability to manage performance anxiety.

Dr. Laura Grantier is currently Director of Woodwinds and Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Southern Utah University. She teaches applied clarinet, woodwind methods, woodwind chamber
ensembles, music appreciation, and theory. She co-founded the percussion/clarinet Darkwood Duo and formed the SUU faculty woodwind quintet. She is the Utah state chairperson for the
International Clarinet Association.

From 1995–2021 she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. where she served as Principal Clarinet, Woodwind Leader, Clarinet Section Leader, and Harborwinds Clarinet Quartet Leader. She performed over 2,250 public concerts, military ceremonies, education workshops, and high-profile protocol engagements for high-ranking dignitaries, including the President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, and Secretary of the Navy.

Powerpoint available here: https://clarinet.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Anatomy-and-Physiology-of-Performance-Anxiety.pptx


Latin American Works for Clarinet and Piano

Jonathan Cohler

Presentation/Demonstration of some of the best Latin American works for clarinet and piano. Discussion of the style, history, and performance practice of this wonderful genre.
Conductor and clarinetist Jonathan Cohler has been hailed as “the preeminent, most-recorded soloist of our time” (Fanfare). As both clarinetist and conductor, he has received numerous
resounding accolades including the Outstanding Recording mark of the American Record Guide, BBC Music Magazine’s Best CDs of The Year selection, and many more. Mr. Cohler’s most recent CD Latin Journey featuring works by Guastavino, Marquez, D’Rivera, and Ginastera is on the cover of the current issue of Fanfare Magazine, which hailed the release as “spectacular” and “sublime chamber music.”

Mr. Cohler and multiple-award-winning Lithuanian pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite form today’s leading clarinet-piano duo and have released four CDs together: Latin Journey, American
Tribute, Romanza, and Rhapsodie Française. His recordings regularly appear at the top of the Amazon classical charts. His recording of the Brahms and Beethoven trios (Jonathan Cohler &
Claremont Trio) has been called the all-time best, and Rhapsodie Française was chosen as Best of the Year by the Buffalo/Toronto classical station 94.5 WNED.

In addition to his work as soloist, Jonathan Cohler is an active chamber musician, chamber music coach, adjudicator, conductor, pedagogue, music publisher, and software publisher. He
collaborates frequently with many well-known musicians and ensembles, and teaches at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Cohler is a Vandoren, Rossi, Royal Global, and Silverstein artist and records exclusively for Ongaku Records. His Facebook page is the #1 classical clarinet page in the world. His software Cohler Classical is the premiere platform for classical music editing (https://cohlerclassical.com).

PDF of Clarinet and Piano Solos in Invitacion al Danzon: https://clarinet.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Solo-for-Invitacion-al-Danzon-Cl-and-piano.pdf

The Art and Craft of Clarinet Playing

Julia Heinen

Do you ever wonder about how and what you should be practicing? Come to this presentation and find out what you should be doing to accomplish your goal of being your best musician self!
Since 1995, Dr. Julia Heinen has been Professor of Music at California State University, Northridge. She has been a member of the International Clarinet Association since 1978 and served
as the co-artistic director of ClarinetFest® 2011 the annual international conference of this organization. She continues her work with the ICA as the National State Chair Coordinator and
state of California Chair of the International Clarinet Association. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota, studying
clarinet with J. Cloyde Williams, Herbert Blayman, and Robert Marcellus.

Powerpoint Presentation: https://clarinet.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/The-Art-and-Craft-of-Clarinet-Playing.pdf

When: 03/19/2022 | 1:00 pm

Featuring: Laura Grantier, Jonathan Cohler, Julia Heinen

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