Clarinet Master Class Details

YOBC Presents:

A Clarinet Master Class

Led by Philadelphia Orchestra Clarinetist, Socrates Villegas

It is our pleasure to announce that Socrates Villegas, Philadelphia Orchestra clarinetist, will be presenting a master class at YOBC on Sunday, February 24, from  2:00 – 3:30 pm, at Bucks County Community College.  All YOBC clarinet students will attend the master class free of charge.  A space has already been reserved for you.  Please mark your calendars for this very special class.

Application to Perform at the Master Class

Six students will be selected to perform a solo at the master class and receive coaching from our guest clinician.  To apply to perform at the master class,  you must submit an online registration form. Please read all the requirements, consult with your private teacher, and submit your application by the deadline.  We strongly encourage you to apply for this opportunity.

Application Deadline:  Saturday, December 17, 2018. 

Clarinet Master Class Performers Application

Application Deadline:   Saturday, December 17, 2018

Eligible Students:

All YOBC Clarinet Students in Fanfare Winds, Wind Ensemble or Wind Symphony


Master Class: Sunday, February 24, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, BCCC

Performing students must be available for the entire master class.

Rehearsal with YOBC Accompanist:  Friday, February 22.  (20- 30 minute rehearsal scheduled between 4:30 and 9:00 pm)

Music Submission DeadlineSunday, January 6, 2019

Requirements and Guidelines for Performance in the Master Class


-Eligible YOBC students must submit an online application by the deadline date.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

-Performers will be randomly selected from all eligible applicants


-You must select a solo work to be performed that is 3 to 5 minutes in length.  The work may be a complete solo, a movement or portion of a solo.

-You must seek guidance from your private music teacher in selecting and preparing your solo.

-You must include your solo choice on the application form.



-You must carefully and thoroughly prepare your music with the guidance of your private music teacher.

-Good preparation will also involve listening to recordings of your solo so you understand how the solo line fits with the accompaniment.

-Failure to properly prepare your music may result in disqualification from performance at the master class.

Accompanist and Music Submission:

-YOBC will provide a piano accompanist for your performance at the master class.  In addition, you will be scheduled for a 20-30 period to rehearse your solo with the accompanist.  You are required to attend the rehearsal with the accompanist.

-You must purchase and submit the original piano accompaniment music and a copy of the solo part by by the music submission deadline date.  Please mail your music to YOBC c/o Mrs. Sweetsir, 10 Hedgerow Drive, Fairless Hills, PA 19030.  Please email Virginia Glatzer at  if you need to make another arrangement.  Please ensure that your name is clearly written on the front of the music.  –If you will not be performing the complete solo, please indicate the portion of the solo to be performed on both the solo and piano accompaniment parts.

-Failure to submit your music to YOBC by the February 4 may result in disqualification from performance at the master class.