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JOB OPPORTUNITY: The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University invites applications for an artist/teacher of Flute beginning in the fall semester of 2018. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include individual instruction for undergraduate majors in flute, including a weekly performance class, chamber music coaching, and courses in flute orchestral repertoire and flute pedagogy. The successful candidate will also perform as a member of the Blair Woodwind Quintet, one of the Blair School’s signature chamber ensembles. Additional responsibilities include service-related activities associated with a tenure-track position, such as student advising, participation on committees as assigned, and other forms of service to the school and profession. For more information about the position, please contact [email protected] To apply, go to (10/17)

MUSIC: Solo, Ensemble, Band, Orchestra, Woodwind, Brass, Strings, Sacred, Classical. View and Listen. Buy online. WPF Music. www.jwpep Scroll down to “SEE ENTIRE CATALOG.” (10/17)

AUDITION MANAGER: makes handling large auditions easy. Features automatic data entry from initial registration to final judging via scanner cards., telephone 800.579.1264 Barry Lumpkin. (10/17)

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Industry News
Doc Severinsen to Play Midwest
    The Midwest Clinic announced that Doc Severinsen will perform a special concert at its 71st annual conference.  On the evening of December 20, 2017, Severinsen will be joined by vocalist Vanessa Thomas, percussionist Stockton Helbing, and the Elmhurst College Big Band under the direction of Doug Beach. For thirty years, Severinsen was the sound of late night television on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, bringing his signature playing and big band into the homes across the country. (9/17)

Guy Yehuda Joins Vandoren
Vandoren welcomes clarinetist Guy Yehuda to its artist roster, Yehuda has toured in Europe, North America, Israel, and China. He has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Lucerne Contemporary Festival Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, among others. He is currently Associate Professor and Artist Teacher of Clarinet at Michigan State University College of Music and principal clarinetist with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. ( (8/17)

New Products and Publications

Buffet Crampon Légende Clarinet
    Buffet Crampon added the Légende clarinet. Like the Tosca and Divine models and their respective bore families, the Légende is the top of the Tradition bore family and features the same cylindrical bore found on that clarinet. The bore is inspired by the BC20 model of the early 1960s. Légende Bb and A clarinets are available in either premium African blackwood or Green LinE and feature silver-plated keys and rose gold-plated posts. The Légende also features metal tenon caps, Green LinE tone hole inserts on the upper joint, a combination of GT and cork pads, low F correction key, and two barrels (65 and 66mm with the Bb, 64 and 65mm with the A).  Légende clarinets also come in a BAM-designed brown leather case and attractive carrying bag.

Pepper Introduces Cut Time

    J.W. Pepper launched Cut Time, an online group management tool for music directors and parent booster groups. Cut Time helps directors manage their music programs and reduce the time to complete administrative tasks. Features of the Cut Time platform include a system for managing the students, parents, staff, and volunteers in music programs; easy communication via email and text; document and inventory tools; financial tracking of obligations and payments; calendar management; and student assignments and grading. Pepper has partnered with Trigon Road, an experienced developer of group management software for the performing arts. Additional information about Cut Time is available at (11/17)

Eastman Case Studies, Volume III

    The Eastman School of Music announces Volume III of Eastman Case Studies, a publication the school’s Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research. Designed as an educational resource to develop a deeper understanding of managing arts organization, Volume III of Eastman Case Studies delves into current challenges of five institutions, groups, and industries: Carnegie Hall, Break of Reality, Omaha Under the Radar, GroupMuse, and the digital recording scene. (9/17)

New Meredith Release

    Meredith Music Publications has released Wedding Music for Marimba by Patrick Roulet. This collection of classics for the marimba includes many of the most popular works performed at weddings, featuring preludes and processionals, interludes, and recessionals and postludes. Each piece is arranged for both two- and four-mallet marimba techniques to ac­commodate mallet players with different ability levels. Hal Leonard is the exclusive distributor for Meredith Music. $14.95, (9/17)

Honors and Appointments and Other Music News

Illinois Music and Computer Degree
    The University of Illinois School of Music announced an undergraduate degree program that combines the study of music and computer science. Illinois is the first institution in the Midwest to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Music and Computer Science. Students will have equal training as musicians and as computer scientists, and several courses in the new curriculum have been specifically designed to integrate core principles from both disciplines. Graduates from the new degree program will be well positioned to pursue careers in music or computer research or to enter the 16-billion dollar global music industry, which is now almost exclusively digital in content and delivery. (11/17)

Buffet Crampon Appointment

    Buffet Crampon USA has announced the appointment of John Hadden to the newly created position of Brass Development Coordinator. His task will be to identify markets for growth of the company's six brass brands - Besson, B&S, Antoine Courtois Paris, Hans Hoyer, Melton Meinl Weston, and J. Scherzer. He will work the Buffet Crampon product specialists, performing artists, and dealers. His extensive musical background includes a BM in tuba performance from the University of South Florida and a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with B&S artist Dan Perantoni. He has performed with such groups as the Sarasota Opera, Terra Haute Symphony, Florida Wind Band, and the First Brass of Sarasota. For more information on the ten brands distributed in North America by Buffet Crampon, visit

University of Michigan’s M-Prize Winner Announced


    After two days of semifinals and finals concerts at the University of Michigan, Russian Renaissance has won the $100,000 for the second annual chamber arts competition. Russian Renaissance, an ensemble from Moscow that presents “high caliber traditional folk music through a modern lens,” debuted in October 2015, performing with world-renowned director Emir Kusturica. As part of the grand prize package, Russian Renaissance will be included in upcoming season programming for Interlochen Presents and University of Florida Performing Arts. The announcement was made at Hill Auditorium after the grand prize gala competition, which also featured senior strings division winner, the Argus Quartet and senior winds division winner, the Donald Sinta Quartet. (

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