Kennesaw State University Clarinet Day
Saturday, April 14, 2018
9am to 5pm

The KSU School of Music invites high school and middle school clarinet players to join us for KSU Clarinet Day, a day of learning, performance, and fun led by KSU’s exceptional woodwind faculty! Participants will receive technical instruction, attend a recital, and conclude their experience by performing in KSU’s renowned Morgan Concert Hall.


Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Participation fee: $30 per participant

  • Each participant's $30 registration includes a full day of clarinet immersion featuring:

    • Opening faculty recital
    • Masterclasses
    • Performance by the renowned Tara Winds Clarinet Choir
    • Opportunity to try instruments, mouthpieces, and reeds – swag to be given away!
    • Closing clarinet choir performance featuring all participants
    • Lunch
    • Clarinet Day T-shirt 
  • Clarinet Day 2018 Schedule of Events
    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    8:45am – Registration
    9:00am – Opening Recital: David Odom and John Warren
    10:00am – Warm-up and Clarinet 101with Dr. Odom
    11:00am – Clarinet Choir Reading
    12:00pm – Visit exhibits
    12:45pm – Lunch (exhibits remain open)
    1:30pm – Tara Winds Clarinet Choir performance
    2:30pm – Clarinet Choir Rehearsal
    3:30pm – Break
    4:00pm – Clarinet Choir Final Concert – friends and family invited
    4:30pm – Event conclude. Go home and practice!

  • Participation Requirements
    Participating students are required to complete the following forms, as required by university policy:

    Forms will also be sent to participants via email and must be submitted at registration on the day of the event.

  • Clarinet Day 2018

    Prof. David Odom
    Professor of Clarinet, Auburn University

    David Odom’s career as soloist, chamber artist, orchestral musician and educator has led him across four continents to critical acclaim. Known for his "beautifully rich tone," he has been featured on television and radio, including broadcasts on WDAV Charlotte, GPB Atlanta, WABE Atlanta, and Brazilian TV Cultura. His debut solo recording with pianist Jeremy Samolesky, Max Reger: Complete Works for Clarinet and Piano, was released by Albany Records in 2016. He has also recorded with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and the Atlanta Opera Orchestra. Recent performances include a concerto appearance with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and a Spivey Hall debut recital. Other notable performances include the VI Festival Internacional de Música de Campina Grande in Brazil, and the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest 2016 in Kansas and ClarinetFest 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

    Odom is Principal Clarinet of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. As Professor at Auburn University, his students have demonstrated great success in their professional endeavors through gainful employment after graduation and acceptance into respected graduate programs. He has presented or performed at the conferences of the International Clarinet Association, College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. He is a D’Addario Woodwinds performing artist.

    Clarinet Day 2018

    Prof. John Warren
    Professor of Clarinet

    John Warren joined the Kennesaw State University faculty in 2006. After a national search, he was selected as the Professor of Clarinet in 2011.

    His previous university affiliations include Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, and The University of Nebraska at Omaha. For 15 years, he was the principal clarinetist of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra and prior to that position, the principal clarinetist of the Omaha Symphony. He served as principal clarinetist of the Des Moines Metro Opera for many summers prior to arriving in Atlanta. At KSU, Mr. Warren teaches studio clarinet, wind chamber music, and Woodwind Techniques.

    Mr. Warren is a member of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, the IRIS Orchestra of Memphis, TN, as well as performing frequently and recording with the Atlanta Symphony. His playing can be heard on the Telarc, Naxos, Albany, and New World labels.

    He has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the IRIS Orchestra, the Curtis Institute Orchestra, and the Symphonies of Savannah, Omaha, Hilton Head, and Beaufort, SC. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Warren has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Evian Festival and the Highlands Chamber Music Festival. He performed the American premiere of selections from Kurt Weill's opera Der Protagonist in Carnegie Recital Hall. He was a featured recitalist at the International Clarinet Association's 2005 conference.

    Originally, from Shreveport, Louisiana, Mr. Warren holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College/Conservatory of Music and The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His most influential teachers include Donald Montanaro, L. Thomas LeGrand, and Richard Waller.

  • For more information, contact:
    Professor John Warren