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Clarinet Camp

Clarinet Camp Intensive with Ms. Julia Federico

Clarinet campers, ages 12 – 18, will participate in a clarinet playing intensive camp from Tuesday evening to Saturday morning. The camp culminates in a demonstration performance for parents, family and friends on Saturday, 11:00 a.m.

Core topics include:

  • Warm-ups! Will focus on producing a great tone and intonation. Also learning great exercises to warm-up the proper way. Emphasis on long tone exercises.
  • Breathing! Learn how to effectively breathe correctly! This will create better tone and will support your sound!
  • Articulation! Focus on the correct placement of your tongue against the reed! Also the first steps to double tonguing!
  • Rhythm! Learn to make counting and sight-reading rhythms easier! 
  • Sight Reading! What to look for and how to effectively sight-read!
  • SCALES!!!! A fun and easy way to learn your scales fast!
  • Playing as a Soloist - Bring some of your favorite solo pieces with you! (Hint – what are some of the past and present district/regional audition music?)
  • Playing in an ensemble! Learn how to blend the sounds of a clarinet consort together, creating the best possible clarinet sound. Learn to follow and respond to fellow musicians!
  • Clarinet family! Experience and play on harmony clarinets!
  • Clarinets, mouthpieces, and reeds! Bring all and any questions you might have!
  •  Reed preparation! What are you supposed to do with those things anyway?

Campers will be grouped according to ability for maximum learning. In addition to solo repertoire, participation in chamber ensembles is an important part of the experience!

For more information, contact Ms. Julia Federico at or call the Music Department at Mansfield University at (570) 662-4710.

Camp Director - Ms. Julia Federico

Ms. Julia Federico currently teaches general and instrumental music at Grover Washington, Jr. Middle School in Philadelphia, PA. She got her BM in Music Education from Mansfield University, where she studied clarinet under Dr. David Wetzel. She has also studied clarinet privately at the Haddonfield Conservatory of Music with Mrs. Gia Walton. Ms. Federico has performed in a number of ensembles as first chair clarinetist including Mansfield University’s Concert Wind Ensemble, and Mansfield University’s Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Federico has also played clarinet in a number of chamber ensembles including woodwind quintets, small chamber groups, clarinet consorts, and jazz combos. She is also a co-creator of the MU Dixieland Band that has performed gigs all over Pennsylvania as well as in London, England for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Ms. Federico has been teaching at the Mansfield University summer music camps since the summer of 2009, and is looking forward to running the Clarinet Camp Intensive this summer!

Clarinet Camp

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Dates: July 8 - 12, 2014

Ages: 12 - 18

Residential Fee: $310
(includes instruction, all meals, & lodging)

Commuter Fee: $260
(includes instruction, lunch, & dinner)

Non-refundable Deposit: $75
(Required at the time of registration)

Balance of Payment Due:
June 26, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Typical Daily Schedule

Camp Performance:
Final concert will be held Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 am.

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One of Pennsylvania's Premier Small Liberal Arts Institutions