Cumberland Clarinet Academy
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS
The Cumberland Clarinet Academy with Boris Allakhverdyan
June 29 – July 6, 2019
The Cumberland Clarinet Academy will take place in Clarksville, Tennessee on the beautiful campus of Austin Peay State University.
Academy Events will Include:
- Daily Masterclasses
- Faculty Recitals
- Group Warm-ups
- Clarinet Ensembles
- Student Performances
2:00-4:30 – arrive and check into lodging
5:00-7:00 – BBQ and Social
7:00-8:00 – group masterclass
8:00 – practice time
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00-9:45 Group Warm-Up
10:00-12:00 Masterclass/private lessons
12:00-2:00 Lunch/free time
2:00-5:00 Masterclass/private lessons
5:00-7:00 Dinner/free time
7:00-8:30 special lecture/chamber music/faculty performance
Friday (High School Day)
8:30 – registration
9:00-9:45 – Group Warm-Up
10:00-12:00 – Vendor Presentation
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-3:00 – Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
3:00-5:00 – Vendor Presentation
5:00-6:00 – Dinner
6:00-7:00 – Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
7:00-9:00 – Clarinet Choir concert/ Faculty Showcase concert
Step 1: Fill out the registration form here and submit the $50 application fee
Step 2: Email a link to a recording of 2 contrasting pieces (Recordings can be files, or links to recordings shared via google, dropbox, youtube, soundcloud, etc.), your professional resume, and a photo of your government issued ID to: email@example.com
You will be notified by email when your complete application is received.
Notification of acceptance will be given by email once the academy faculty have reviewed your recordings.
Final registration deadline is May 1, 2019.
You will be notified of your acceptance by May 15, 2019.
Enrollment will be limited so you’re encouraged to apply early.
Once you’ve been accepted, you will be provided with instructions via email on how to complete your payment. All tuition, housing, and meal fees must be paid in full by June 1, 2019.
Tuition fees are non-refundable.
Academy participants have the option to purchase lodging in a dorm at APSU. The rate for this with a roommate is $165 for the week. There are also a variety of hotels located within driving distance of APSU.
Students also have the option to purchase a meal plan for $145, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for each day of the academy. Students who do not wish to purchase a meal plan, individual meals may be purchased on campus or at one of the several full-service restaurants near APSU.
Participants: $750 / APSU Student Participants: $500
All participants in the Academy will have the opportunity to have one private lesson with each faculty member, the opportunity to perform in a masterclass setting, attend all group warm-up classes, attend faculty recitals, perform in student recitals, and participate in all events.
Observe all masterclasses, participate in warm-up and technique classes, attend faculty recitals.
Day Observers: $175/day
Observe all masterclasses, participate in warm-up and technique classes, and attend all concerts.
HS Day Only (Friday): $50
Participate in group warm-up and technique classes, attend vendor presentations, perform in the clarinet choir, and attend final concert. Lunch, dinner and t-shirt provided.
Boris Allakhverdyan | Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Boris Allakhverdyan was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Associate Principal Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony.Read More
James Zimmerman | Featured Guest Faculty
James Zimmermann joined the Nashville Symphony as Principal Clarinet in 2008. Originally from Hillsborough, New Jersey, he holds a B.M. from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and an M.M. from the University of Minnesota.Read More
Spencer Prewitt | Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Austin Peay State University
As an orchestral musician, Prewitt has performed with the symphonies Nashville, Detroit, Toledo, Fort Wayne, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, and the Gateway Chamber Orchestra. Prewitt also performed for six seasons with the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra and recorded 11 CDs with the company. Additionally, Dr. Prewitt is also an active studio musician in Nashville and can be heard on the soundtracks for movies such as My Little Pony and the video game scores for Destiny 2, Minecraft, Call of Duty, and World of Warcraft.Read More