Silverstein Works ligatures enable me to realize my vision for whatever I am performing. The reed vibrates freely and responds easily at all dynamics and in all registers. I enjoy the various subtle alterations achieved through different positioning of the fine tuners!
I was asked to share some thoughts about my September 2017 release "Elegia" and other ideas by Parma Recordings - Read about it at this link!
Clarinetist Christopher Nichols makes his PARMA and Navona Records debut with ELEGIA, a compilation of Italian, French, and American clarinet works spanning two centuries. These works include repertoire standards, little-recorded rarities, and recent music from contemporary composer Kevin Cope. Collaborative pianist Julie Nishimura joins Nichols for these recordings.
I am honored to be included on the Buffet Crampon USA roster of artist clinicians.
These are my reeds of choice and they are amazing! By eliminating the inconsistency of cane, I now purely focus on the music.
The document completed for my doctorate from the University of Kansas can be accessed here in full text.
The document from my masters degree from Kansas State University can be accessed here in full text. Also, recordings of the recital are available in MP3 format.
The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.
I completed my graduate work at Kansas State University with Tod Kerstetter. This is a terrific department and Tod is a terrific clarinetist and a great person. I highly recommend it!
I studied saxophone with Ken Radnofsky during my undergraduate studies at Boston Conservatory. He's one of the most experienced, dynamic and caring artist-teachers I've encountered. He teaches at a variety of universities and conservatories in the Boston area and I can't recommend him highly enough.
I studied with Dr. Zelnick during my doctoral work. She's one of the most supportive people I've ever met and is a world-class clarinetist. Also, the University of Kansas is a great place to attain a graduate degree in music.