This summer I founded and directed the first George Mason University Summer Clarinet Academy to great success! Check out my post about it here:https://www.catinasweedy.com/clarinetcamp.htm
We had a HUGE turn out for the Richie Hawley Master Class run by myself and Kristen Sheridan, graciously hosted by Kathy Mulcahy and the George Mason University Music Department. Student Cristina C. performed excerpts in the class and I conducted the clarinet choir.
Fantastic young clarinetists in sectionals.
I had a great time working with a these young clarinetists at the Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp! I was even able to find an arrangement of the Doctor Who Theme (11th, the best one!) for us to play!
My woodwind quintet is raising money to commission a new piece of music. Be part of the creative process here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/patagoniawinds/patagonia-winds-wind-quintet-commission-project?ref=video
There's a new video on the YouTube channel:
Congratulations to Jade D. for getting into Virginia All-State Band.
There's a new video up on the studio YouTube channel!
Congratulations to the following students for getting into District Band:
Jade D. (All-State Qualified)
The Norther Virginia Music Educators Association awarded me a grant to continue my Art of Mentoring training.
My graduate school was recently ranked as the number one college for clarinetists and my teachers David Krakauer, Ricardo Morales, and Yehuda Gilad as the three top clarinet teachers.
Congratulations to the follow students:
Jade D. for getting into American Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Teddy D, and Sam N. for moving to up to first chair in band.
Ryan D. for winning the principal clarinet seat of the McLean Youth Orchestra.
Helen K. for being first chair and then moving to the advanced band at her school.
Congratulations to Jade D., Leona N. (rising freshman), and Kyle W. for getting into Symphonic Band at McLean High School.
Congratulations to the following students:
Leona N., Caroline B., Ben P., and Patrick O. for getting into District Band.
Patrick O. for getting into All County Band and Orchestra.
Ben P. (11th chair) and Patrick O. for getting into All State Band.
Patrick O. for winning auditions to VCU, GMU, and JMU as a clarinet performance major.
Congratulations to the following students for their accomplishments:
Congratulations to Kenny V. for getting into All State Band.
Congratulations to Kenny V. for getting into American Youth Symphony Orchestra. Congratulations to the following students for getting into District Band:
Kenny V. (1st Chair)
Maya C. (1st Chair Concert Band)
Spencer S. (5th Chair)
Congratulations to Ben P. for winning the audition to become a member of the American Youth Philharmonic, and to Ben P. and Maya C. for becoming Drum Majors of their school's marching bands.
Congratulations to Ben P. for making it to the final round of the American Youth Philharmonic auditions and to Kenny V. For getting accepted into The Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.
Congratulations to Dana R. and Kenny V. for qualifying for All State Band.
Congratulations to the following students who qualified for District Band:
Kenny V. (1st chair)
Dana R. (7th chair)