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Bass Clarinet Intensive

In this week-long intensive program, participants will work closely with members of the Sqwonk bass clarinet duo and the San Francisco Symphony to deepen and broaden their bass clarinet skills. With masterclasses and workshops on topics including practice techniques, audition preparation, extended techniques, career development, and creating new repertoire, students will immerse themselves in the bass clarinet from a range of angles and perspectives. All participants will receive one-on-one private lessons, play in a masterclass, and have the unique opportunity to perform alongside students and faculty in a large bass clarinet choir.

Ages: 18+
When: Monday, June 12, 2023 - Friday, June 16, 2023
Application Fee: $50
Tuition: $695
Housing & Dining:
    Shared Bedroom: $645
    Single Bedroom: $1005
Application Deadline: Extended to April 14, 2023.

Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination and booster is required for all those participating in Summer at SFCM programs. If you are unable to get vaccinated due to a medical reason, please email

Audition Information:
Applicants are requested to submit a video audition including
- two orchestral excerpts or one movement from a Bach cello suite
- one solo piece

Sample Daily Schedule

10:00 AM: Morning Warm-Up
10:30 AM: Workshop/Presentation
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Lessons/Individual Practice
3:30 PM: Masterclass/Special Topic
5:30 PM: Dinner/Break
7:30 PM: Concert or Bass Clarinet Ensemble rehearsal


Jeff Anderle, Artistic Director
Jerome Simas
Jonathan Russell

SFCM Pre-College Students playing string instruments