Clarinet Academy

June 10 – 14, 2018

Weigel Auditorium

The five-day Clarinet Academy provides high school clarinetists with a unique opportunity to develop as musicians; engage with peers from around the state and region; work with Ohio State faculty, clarinet students and alumni; and enjoy the college experience on campus. Activities include private lessons, master classes, chamber ensemble participation and more.
Caroline Hartig, director of Clarinet AcademyProgram director: Professor Caroline Hartig

Program Highlights

  • Private lessons
  • Master classes
  • Technique, literature and theory classes
  • Daily coached chamber ensembles
  • Performance opportunities
Eligibility: For students who are entering grades 9 – 12 in the 2018 – 2019 school year, as well as 2018 high school graduates.
Program fee – commuter: $395 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.
Program fee – resident: $495 — Tuition, T-shirt and housing with three meals per day.
Instruments: All students must bring their own instruments. In addition to their B-flat clarinet, students may bring E-flat or bass clarinets, if desired.
Important things to note: All students audition on Sunday afternoon for placement in chamber ensembles and for the Student Solos Concert. Students should come prepared to audition on a solo piece of their choosing. Bring piano scores as appropriate.
Daily Schedule Overview (A detailed daily schedule will be provided three weeks prior to the start of the program)
  • Sunday — 1:30 p.m. to approx. 9 p.m.
  • MondayWednesday — 9 a.m. to approx. 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday — 9 a.m. to approx. 3 p.m.

Clarinet Academy Concerts—All performances are free and open to the public (2018 days/times to be confirmed).

  • Sunday, 8 p.m. — Faculty Recital: Caroline Hartig and Guests
  • Monday, 8 p.m. — Counselors Concert
  • Wednesday, 8 p.m. — Student Solos Concert
  • Thursday, 1:30 p.m. — Finale Concert

Registration Information

  • Full registration deadline: May 16, 2018
  • Limited registration deadline: June 6, 2018

Registrations completed by the Full registration deadline (online registration, and receipt of tuition payment and completed forms) will include all resources of the program (dormitory housing, T-shirt, meals etc.). After that deadline, all submitted registrations are considered Limited which may mean that some resources are not available (program capacity, dormitory housing, T-shirt, meals etc.). Be reminded that programs do sometimes fill to capacity prior to the Full registration deadline.

This program traditionally reaches capacity before the deadline. We will accept the first 50 students who have registered, paid and submitted required forms. 

Program registration consists of three steps:

Step OneRegistration. Complete an online registration via the link below.

After submitting an online registration, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, one of three things has happened:

  • The email address you entered on your form may be incorrect
  • The confirmation email was sent to your SPAM box
  • The online registration was not received by our system

If you do not receive the confirmation email within two hours of submitting a registration, contact the For questions regarding registration, payment, visiting campus etc. contact the Youth Summer Music Programs registrar for further instructions.

Step TwoPayment. Pay the participation fee online according to the instructions contained in your registration confirmation email. You will then receive an email confirming your online payment.

If you choose to pay with a check or money order (made payable to "The Ohio State University"), mail payment to the School of Music at the address below. You will receive confirmation by email within 7 – 10 business days.

Mail to:

The Ohio State University School of Music
ATTN: Clarinet Academy—YSMP Registrar
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210

Step ThreeRequired forms. Parents or guardians are required to print out, complete, sign and send the following forms:

  1. PDF icon PDF icon Parental Permission Form [pdf]
  2. PDF icon PDF icon Ohio State Photo Release Form [pdf]
  3. PDF icon Standards of Behavior Form [pdf]

Mail the completed and signed forms to the address above, or scan and email them to the YSMP registrar.

You will receive a welcome email with further instructions about program attendance approximately two weeks before the event.

Visit the School of Music


  • For questions regarding Clarinet Academy curriculum, contact Caroline Hartig at or (614) 292-8969.
  • For questions regarding summer programming, contact the YSMP director, Scott A. Jones.

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