UTC’s Department of Music will present the first River City Clarinet Winter Festival, co-hosted by the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir on Saturday, January 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the UTC Fine Arts Center.

The day-long event will include rehearsals, a lecture, and culminate in a public performance. Participation is free and open to all high school and college age clarinet students, community amateur and professional clarinetists, but online registration is required.

Dr. Richard Shanley, Professor Emeritus of Clarinet and former Coordinator of Woodwinds at Baylor University, will be guest artist and clinician for the occasion. In addition to presenting a lecture on the role of harmony clarinets in the clarinet choir and other clarinet ensembles, Shanley will lead the festival choir during the rehearsals and direct the afternoon concert, which will conclude the day’s events.

The stylistically diverse program will consist of original compositions for clarinet choir as well as transcriptions of standard works from the choral, symphonic and chamber repertoire by such masters as Mozart, JS Bach, Corelli, Rimsky-Korsakov, and others. The concert will be free and open to the public.

“Response has been tremendous, with over sixty participants already registered from across Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida,” said Dr. Nikolasa Tejero, UTC Instructor for Applied Clarinet and Director of the festival, said.

Visit the registration page here.

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