Clarinet Academy

The Ohio State University announced that all courses will be delivered through virtual modes of teaching and learning for the Summer 2020 term as we continue to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ohio State’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community, and the university is following public health guidance in all decisions.

This university decision compels us to cancel all of our 2020 Youth Summer Music Program offerings. Please return to this site in January to see the full complement of YSMP offerings for Summer 2021.

If you have registered and paid for a 2020 program, we will be in touch with details of your pending refund.

We look forward to seeing you in Summer 2021.

The four-day Clarinet Academy provides high school clarinetists with a unique opportunity to develop as musicians; engage with peers; 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

Registration for 2021 will open on February 1.

Program Highlights

  • Private lessons
  • Master classes
  • Technique, literature and theory classes
  • Daily coached chamber ensembles
  • Performance opportunities

Daily Schedule Overview

  • Sunday — 1:30 p.m. to approx. 9 p.m.
         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.
  • MondayTuesday — 9 a.m. to approx. 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday — 9 a.m. to approx. 3 p.m.

Clarinet Academy Concerts — All performances are free and open to the public.

  • Monday, 8 p.m. — Counselors Concert
  • Tuesday, 8 p.m. — Student Solos Concert
  • Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. — Finale Concert

A detailed daily schedule will be provided approximately three weeks prior to the start of the program.

For students entering grades 9 – 12 in the 2021 – 2022 school year, and 2021 high school graduates.
All students must bring their own instruments. In addition to their B-flat clarinet, students may bring E-flat or bass clarinets, if desired.
3. 2020 FEES
  • Commuter: $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.
  • Resident: $475 — Tuition, T-shirt and housing with three meals per day.
4. REGISTRATION DEADLINES for 2021 will be announced.

Registration for 2021 will open on February 1.


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