Friday, June 19, 2009

World Clarinet Alliance

The World Clarinet Alliance (WKA) is website dedicated to connecting the clarinet community on a global scale. Created by Mike Getzin in 2000, this site serves as a bulletin board to share, promote, and chronicle clarinet-related news and events. The site is comprised of several pages, but the core of WKA is the home page where current events are announced. Highly infused with photographs, the home page does take a few moments to load, requiring a bit of patience when first opening.

WKA is a great source for information and details on workshops, conferences, and festivals--Getzin has conveniently organized a cumulative listing of all past, present and future events. Check out the "Hot News" section where you can quickly scan current (and older) news and headlines to keep up with events across the world. Other pages on the site direct you to clarinet premieres, music industry links, and clarinet choir news. In remembrance of those who have passed away, the "In Memoriam" section pays tribute to performers, teachers, and composers who will be sorely missed in the clarinet world. For those experiencing problems with accessing pages due to Java problems, Getzin constructed a Website Directory that allows viewers to bypass the technical interference. WKA contains a large amount of content and is frequently updated, so check back often to keep informed!

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