Master Classes

Master Class # 1 will be the Participant Performance Master Class with the military musicians coaching each participant in front of an audience.  Although this specific class will be focused on the participant performing, the military musicians will have the possibility to relate technical and/or performances issues to the performer and audience.  This Master Class will be one hour in duration and occur twice in the day while coinciding with Master Class # 2.  There will be six participants selected to perform in these master classes for twenty minutes each.  The performers must be high school or college students and will be selected on the basis of an audio submission audition process prior to the event.

Submission process will be an audio CD recording or mp3 file of two contrasting movements of a clarinet solo or two contrasting etudes with or without accompaniment and a completed application.  Please place your name on CD recordings.

Click here to access the PDF Master Class Application.

You may submit mp3 files via email to  All other materials must be mailed to:

Professor Aaron D. Scott
The Sunderman Conservatory of Music
Gettysburg College
Campus Box 403
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania  17325

The deadline for submission will be postmarked no later than January 14, 2013.
Applicants will be notified the results by mail and email by February 4, 2013.

Master Class # 2 will be a Military Musician Q & A with clarinetists from Air Force, Army, and Marine Clarinet Quartets.  This will give the military members the opportunity to describe and discuss the lifestyle and career of being a military musician.  Specific topics will include but not be limited to basic training requirements and experiences, salary and benefits, medical care, pension plans, aspects of the job in reference to military versus musician, and details of the performance and education opportunities as a military musician.