Curiculum and Events

  • Morning master classes: masterclasses taught by artist faculty members
  • Afternoon private Lessons: Each student receives one lesson from each member of the artist faculty. The academy boasts a 1:4 faculty-student ratio.
  • Henri Selmer Paris/Conn-Selmer showcase: Students will have an opportunity to test instruments in the Selmer Paris professional clarinet line.
  • Acoustic/repair Information session and adjustment provided by Selmer Paris Head Woodwind Technician Sebastien Fontaine and Conn-Selmer Product Development Technician Karen Stephane.
  • Evening recitals/activities: Evenings will feature recitals by Academy Artist Faculty and Academy students.

2019 Schedule

May 28th:

1:00pm – 5:00 Participants arrival, Registration at Butterfield Hall
5:30pm – 7:00 Introductions, Welcome Dinner for students and faculty at Brody Center

8:00pm – Opening Faculty Recital I (Campbell, Yehuda, Warren)

May 29th:

8:30am – 12:00 Master class (Campbell, Yehuda)
12:00pm – 2:00 free time, lunch, and rehearsals with piano
2:00pm – 4:00 Daily Lessons
4:00pm – 6:30 rehearsals with piano
6:30pm – 8:00 Dinner, free time and rehearsals with piano

8:00pm – 9:00 Faculty Recital II (Levy, Williamson)

May 30th:

8:30am – 12:00pm Master class (Bessac, Williamson)
12:00pm – 2:00 free time, lunch, and rehearsals with piano
2:00pm – 4:00 Daily Lessons
4:00pm – 6:30 rehearsals with piano
6:30pm – 8:00 Dinner, free time and rehearsals with piano

8:00pm – 9:00 Faculty Recital III (Bessac, Spring)

May 31st:

8:30am-11:30 Group Lessons/Instrument testing
11:30am – 1:00pm Free time, lunch, and rehearsals with piano
1:00pm – 3:15 Group Lessons
3:15pm Social time in Lake Lansing or Bowling TBA

June 1st:

8:30am– 12:00pm Master class (Levy, Warren)
12:00pm – 1:00 lunch
1:00pm – 3:30 Daily Lessons
3:30pm- 4:30 rehearsals with piano
4:30pm – 6:30 Students Recital I
6:30pm – 8:00 Dinner, free time and rehearsals with piano
8:00pm – 9:30 Henri Selmer Summer Academy Competition

June 2nd:

9:00am – 11:00pm Master class (Spring)
11:00am- 12:00 Acoustics /repair Presentation with Karen Stephan
12:30pm – 1:30 Lunch, rehearsals with piano
1:30pm – 3:30 Daily Lessons
4:00pm-5:30 Second Student Recital II
6:00pm Closing reception, farewell