So Much More Than A Summer Clarinet Camp

Group photo of clarinet students at camp

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Matt Geske

After an exciting inaugural session last summer, the Mason Summer Clarinet Academy for teens returns for another fun-filled clarinet extravaganza, directed by Clarinet Teaching Artist Catina Sweedy and Mason Clarinet Professor Dr. Kathy Mulcahy!

Going beyond a traditional summer “camp”, the Clarinet Academy provides a comprehensive musical and educational experience for young clarinetists ages 13-18. Along with coachings, rehearsals and performances, students take part in instrument sessions, insightful discussions, audition practice, and guest artist presentations.


Students learning about clarinets at summer camp


Highlights for Summer 2017 include:


Felix Peikli, clarinetist
Felix Peikli, Clarinetist


The Clarinet program takes place during the “Mason Summer Music Intensive Week” on July 31 – August 4, 2017 (9am-4pm) in the de Laski Performing Arts Building on the Mason Fairfax campus in northern Virginia. A special Residential option which includes on-campus housing, meals and evening activities is also available for the full university experience. If you’re a young clarinetist age 13 to 18, this is the place to be this summer!



“Space for this inspiring program is limited,” explains Ms. Sweedy, “I encourage you to register and reserve your spot soon to enjoy this one-week intensive experience in the School of Music at George Mason University!”




Special thanks to our program supporters:

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