As we reach the end of another year (and another decade), we decided to look back upon past issues of The Clarinet to find some musical inspiration for 2020 and beyond. Below, you will find a list of articles discussing various aspects of pedagogy and personal growth collected from the James Gillespie Library.
The James Gillespie Library, named in honor of Dr. James Gillespie, Editor Emeritus of The Clarinet, houses the complete collection of The Clarinet dating back to the first issue from 1973. There are over 2,000 articles in the collection, and you can use the Master Index to search by article or subject. Members can access and read these (and many more!) online in the member portal of our website.
There are dozens of great articles about this subject to be discovered in past issues, but here are just a few of the wonderful articles to get you started:
- “The Rise of the Industrial Clarinetist” by Michael Drapkin (Volume 35, Issue 3, pages 58-59)
- “Clarinet Pedagogy: Private Teaching – Part I” by Howard Klug (Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 16-17)
- “Passion, the Brain, and the Clarinet Teacher” by W. James Jones (Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 31-32)
- “Evolution of Woodwind Doubling: A Historical Survey” by Phil A. Thompson (Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 22-24)
- “Clef Reading for Bass Clarinet” by Alfred Zetzer (Volume 15, Issue 4, page 35)
- “Jazz Bass Clarinet” by John Kuehn (Volume 16, Issue 2, page 4)
- “Medical Problems of the Performing Artist” by Mary Louise Poor (Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 42-43)
- “A Listing of Doctoral Dissertations for the Clarinet, Part I” by Karen Perone (Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 58-62)
- “A Survey of Clarinet Orchestral Audition Lists” by Charles Walthall (Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 35-38)
- “Stress: Overcoming that Pernicious Element” by J. Daniel Huband (Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 18-19)
- “Hearing Loss and the Clarinet” by Heston L. Wilson, M.D. (Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 22-25)