clarinet studio 2023-24

GVSU Clarinet Day

Monday, April 1, 2024

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Clarinet Players if you want to  ….

  • make practice work for you
  • solve technical problems
  • play in solo and ensemble without being nervous
  • get into a top university program
  • play a successful ensemble audition
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Come to the GVSU clarinet day and find out how!! 

The exclusively undergraduate clarinet program at GVSU has grown into one of the most successful undergraduate programs in the country.  Our clarinet students are winning national and international competitions and we have spectacular success combining high level clarinet study with broadly diverse programs.  

We invite you to discover the secret to this success!

Ensemble Directors:  Send your clarinet students to us for the day!  We will send them back motivated and ready to play!   Come yourself to enjoy sessions that will help make your clarinet section sound better.

Clarinet Day Schedule (2024)


9:00 Registration - LAT Lobby 
9:30 Mass Clarinet Choir Rehearsal – Dr. Gary June - CDC Center 
10:30 Master Class with High School students - Dr. Arthur Campbell - CDC Center 

11:30 Q&A with GVSU students -Master class with GVSU students Dr. Campbell & Dr. June 
12:00 Student Presentation: Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Repair of the Clarinet 2263 Kirkoff 

12:45 Lunch Kirkoff Food Court –In groups with GVSU University students – buy or bring your own lunch

·Please note that food services may not be able to accommodate allergies or other restrictions.  Bring your lunch if you have serious allergies. (Dr. Campbell does. He understands. If you are eating nuts keep them away from him!) 

1:30 Clarinet Choir rehearsal – University Choir and Mass Clarinet Choir – Dr. June, Dr. Campbell - Cook Dewitt Center
2:00 GVSU Student Showcase Recital - Cook Dewitt Center
3:30 Side-by-Side Clarinet Choir Concert with High School and University Students - Cook Dewitt Center
4:00 Clarinet Day Ends


This day is completely free!


Various on campus Lunch options: Please recognize that GVSU may not be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions. Those with restrictions are encouraged to bring their own lunch.  


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Register online at the link below.

Clarinet Day Faculty and Guest Artists

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Arthur Campbell

Reviews in preeminent classical music publications over the past two decades have consistently celebrated Arthur Campbell as one of the world's leading clarinet virtuosos. Campbell was nominated with his wife pianist Helen Marlais, for the 2013 International Classical Music Awards, one of the most prestigious distinctions available to classical musicians today.

Spring 2012 saw Germany's classical music magazine Fono Forum select the Campbell/Marlais duo for the "Star of the Month" award, and Stereo Magazine selected their most recent recording as "CD of the Month". In 2010, The New York Times hailed Campbell as an "eloquent soloist" following his Merkin Hall concerto debut. His recording Brahms: Clarinet Chamber Music, won critics choice awards in Luxembourg, France, and Spain and critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Campbell has received rave reviews in the American Record Guide, Fanfare Magazine, The Clarinet, Opus Magazine (France), Ensemble Magazine (Germany), Fono Forum (Germany), Stereo Magazine, Audiophile Audition,, ClassicalCDReview, International Record Review, Scherzo Magazine (Spain), Cd Compact (Spain),, Le Monde de la Musique (France), Pizzicato Magazine (Luxembourg), and Diverdi (Spain). Visit: to read reviews.

Campbell's classical recordings are exclusively with the German Audiophile label Audite and he has recorded contemporary repertoire releases for Everglade RecordsCentaur RecordsGasparo Records, and the ICA Recording Project. (In addition to his highly praised performances of the standard canon, Arthur Campbell is recognized as one of the foremost champions of contemporary repertoire of his generation. The official journal of the International Clarinet Association, regarding the premiere recording of Three Scenes for Solo Clarinet written for him by Pulitzer Prize winner Shulamit Ran states, "The performance of this work is exceptional. Campbell's tone, phrasing and dynamic contrast really portray the essence of this piece, a work which will most likely become a standard in the clarinet repertoire." More recently, Campbell's live performance of Benjamin Broening's Radiance at the 2011 National SEAMUS Convention was selected for the Best of SEAMUS award. Also in great demand as a master teacher, Dr. Campbell has presented master classes at top pedagogical institutions literally throughout the world.

Campbell received the Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University, where he studied with renowned clarinetist and pedagogue Robert Marcellus. Campbell has won several international and national competitions and holds the distinction of being one of only three people ever to have completed a doctoral degree as a student of the late Marcellus. A native of Canada, Campbell grew up in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick where he studied at the Mount Allison University Conservatory of Music. Home base is now Grand Rapids Michigan with his wife, pianist and renowned piano pedagogue, Dr. Helen Marlais. Campbell is Artist Faculty and Professor of Music at Grand Valley State University, where he has built a thriving studio of clarinet students from around the corner to around the globe. Dr. Campbell was named the 2013 GVSU Alumni Association Outstanding Educator.

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Gary June

Dr. Gary June is a clarinetist and educator based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He holds teaching positions at both Saginaw Valley State University, where he is the Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, and Grand Valley State University, where he teaches clarinet and general music courses. As an orchestral musician, he has held the position of 2nd/Eb clarinet with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and was an Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has likewise regularly played with Sinfonia da Camera, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, and the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra. As a committed educator of primary and secondary-aged students, he spends summers teaching and playing at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Illinois Summer Youth Music Pre-College Clarinet Camp.

Dr. June can be heard on the GVSU New Music Ensemble’s celebrated recording of Terry Riley’s In C: Remixed and Sinfonia da Camera’s to-be-released recording of Bohuslav Martin’s ballet, Stin. He holds degrees from Grand Valley State University and the University of Colorado-Boulder, and recently completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he served as the clarinet studio Teaching Assistant and wrote his thesis on contemporary Finnish clarinet music. His principal teachers include Dr. Arthur Campbell, Daniel Silver, and J. David Harris. 

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