Clareidoscope 2023: Live Presentation Session

Live Presentations – Zoom
March 18, 2023 at 3:30 PM EDT
Robert Spring, Session Chair

Double Tonguing
Jonathan Cohler

Presentation: How to practice and how to apply double tonguing in real-world examples including
orchestral excerpts and solo repertoire.

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).


Five Fundamentals for Purposeful Phrasing
David Cook

Phrasing is an essential element of musical performance, but the process of making purposeful
phrasing decisions can be overwhelming. In this presentation, I explore five aspects of musical
phrases that can help performers give more compelling and exciting performances illustrated by
excerpts from the clarinet repertoire. This allows us to become more creative with our phrasing
instead of relying on others to prescribe phrasing for us. I will also discuss some simple exercises
for how to develop and expand our own sense of phrasing and how we communicate our ideas to
the listener.

David Cook is Assistant Professor of Clarinet and Chair of Instrumental Performance Studies at
Millikin University and Principal Clarinet of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra. Past
performances and presentations include the ICA ClarinetFest®, the CMS National Conference,
the NACWPI Conference, and the American Single Reed Summit. David’s book Clarinet
Conditioning: Warm-Ups and Perspectives is published by Conway Publications.

David holds the DMA degree from the University of Oklahoma. His principal teachers include
Suzanne Tirk, Chad Burrow, Theodore Oien, and Kennen White. David is a Buffet Crampon USA
Performing Artist and a member of the Silverstein Works PRO Team. davidcookclarinet.com

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When: 03/18/2023 | 3:30 pm

Featuring: Jonathan Cohler, David Cook

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