The UCF Music Department is proud to announce the Thirty-third Annual UCF Clarinet Day on Saturday, February 25, 2023 with guest artist Steven Cohen, Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University and former principal clarinet of the Louisiana Philharmonic.
Mr. Cohen was a frequent clarinet soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic (formerly the New Orleans Symphony), and is also a long time faculty member and performer at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.
Cohen maintains an active yearly solo, chamber music, and master class schedule and has performed solo recitals and master classes throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Korea, China, Taiwan, Bangkok and Japan. He performed at the ICA conventions in several cities, including in Porto, Portugal in 2009 and was guest artist and teacher at the International Music Course in Guimaraes, Portugal, returning in September of 2011.
Moving to Chicago in 2005 to become clarinet professor and coordinator of the winds, brass and percussion at Northwestern University, he played as principal clarinet with the Music of the Baroque orchestra and has played on numerous occasions with the Chicago Symphony, including on Eb clarinet. He has also played with the Chicago Lyric Opera orchestra and as a chamber musician throughout the Chicago area and beyond.
At the end of the day, there will be a mass clarinet choir reading session – everyone is included!
Registration will begin at 12:00 noon, and the events run from 12:30 to 5:30 PM. Admission is only $25, free with UCF ID! Make sure to bring your clarinet!