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Clarinet Day a free workshop for high school musicians

QUINCY -- Quincy University's Music Department will host a Clarinet Day for high school students from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Connie Niemann Center for Music located at QU's North Campus, 17th and Seminary Road.

The day will bring together high school clarinet players from around the area to form a clarinet choir. Participants will spend the afternoon rehearsing music and learning about the clarinet. Each student will receive a gift bag full of interesting music items.

Clarinet players between the grades of 9 and 12 are encouraged to attend. All levels of ability are welcome. There is no cost to attend and lunch is included. The day will end with a concert at 4 p.m. for family and friends.

Christine Damm, assistant professor of music for QU, will present a Clarinet Faculty Recital at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Connie Niemann Center for Music. She will perform "Concerto for Clarinet" by Aaron Copland, "Sonatina" by Malcolm Arnold, "Czardas" by Victor Monti and "In Memorium" by Gary Schocker. Minjung Seo, of Western Illinois University's music faculty, will accompany on piano and Melanie Allen will accompany a piece on the harp. The recital is in conjunction with Quincy University Clarinet Day. This event is free and open to the public.

To register for Clarinet Day, go to For any questions, contact Damm at or 217-228-5432 ext. 3159.