It's hard to believe that it's already almost time for another ClarinetFest, this time hosted by Julia Heinen and William Powell at California State University, Northridge. Kellie and I have been reporting on ClarinetFests for four years now here at Clarinet Cache. Our coverage began with the 2008 festival in Kansas City, and in 2009 we had a series of guest posts from those who attended the festival in Portugal. Last year we reported from just down the road in Austin, TX, and this year I'll be on my own covering the festival in L.A.
I'm excited to be participating in the I.C.A. Research Competition, and I've signed up for a tour of the Rico factory in L.A., so I'll definitely be reporting on those experiences as well as all the concerts and other events I can attend! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@clarinetcache) for live updates.
As always, it is impossible to get to everything, so I would like to invite festival attendees to contact us if you are interested in submitting a guest post. We could use reports on concerts, master classes, and especially the Young Artist and Orchestra Audition Competitions.
For more information, visit the ClarinetFest 2011 page. See you in L.A.!