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The Director's Podium: A Newsletter for Connecticut Music Education Professionals
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Music Directors,

Thanks for reading the latest edition of The Director's Podium. Regional Season is about to begin, and we still have plenty of Regional music in stock, so if any students have been practicing from copies and need originals for the audition, please give us a call! We have an ample supply of Juno, Rico, Rico Royal and Vandoren Traditional reeds in stock, too!

We also just received our annual Christmas order and have music for piano, guitar, and all band and orchestra instruments as well as choir books. 

If you have not received your FREE 2015-16 music calendar for your classroom, just contact your JC Music Educational Representative or give us a call at the store directly.

Have a great Thanksgiving!
-JC Caillouette
 

H E A D L I N E S:
CMEA Important Dates

High School:

Auditions

Southern Region 
Hamden High School 11/21/15 


Northern Region
Avon High School 11/21/15

Western Region 
Danbury High School 11/14/15  
(Snow Date 11/21/15) 

Eastern Region
Killingly High School 11/14/15  


Festivals 

Southern Region 
Middletown High School 1/8-1/9/16  
(Snow Dates 1/15-1/16/17)

Northern Region 
New Britain High School 1/15-1/16/16 

Western Region
Staples High School 1/15-1/16/16 


Eastern Region 
UCONN 1/8-1/9/16 
 
Middle School:

Auditions

Southern Region
Washington Middle School 12/5/15
(Snow Date 12/12/15) 


Northern Region 
King Philip Middle School 1/9/16 


Western Region 
WCSU 12/5/15


Eastern Region
Johnston Middle School 11/7/15 



Festivals

Southern Region
Lincoln Middle School 3/4-3/5/16
(Snow Dates 3/11-3/12/16) 


Northern Region
CCSU 2/19-2/20/16

Western Region
WCSU 3/18-2/19/16
(Snow Dates (3/11-3/12/16)

Eastern Region
RHAM High School 3/4-3/5/16
(Snow Dates 3/11-3/12/16)

Here is a link to the CMEA audition music and other information: www.cmea.org/auditions

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Are you tired of having some of your clarinet students play 5-10 cents flat? Have you tried everything to get them up to pitch? Maybe you had the instrument inspected for small leaks, or tried several different reed brands and sizes, or spent hours working with a student to firm up their embouchure - yet they still remain flat!

Here is the solution: manufactured in the heart of the United States, the Freedom Adjustable Clarinet Barrel is ideal for both medium and large bore clarinets. Made from aluminum alloy, the Freedom barrel has an infinitely adjustable range below 60mm - above 70mm. The mechanics of the Freedom barrel allows the mouthpiece to remain stationary during adjustment, allowing fine tuning corrections while playing. This American-made barrel will give you the freedom to tune in any situation.

Bore: 14.8mm
Mouthpiece Depth: 17.5mm
Top Joint Depth: 18.9mm

"I have tested this barrel and I'm super-impressed. I don't recommend it as a tool to fix a student's weak embouchure, a reed that is too soft or chipped, a mouthpiece that is too long, or an instrument in need of having pads reseated, but for an advancing student or a professional I couldn't recommend it more highly... If you are playing in a cold room or outside, have a loose embouchure that for some reason you can't help, have a clarinet that won't play up to 440, or if you just play in many different ensembles, this is a great solution to finally playing in tune!"
-JC Caillouette

"The Freedom Adjustable Clarinet Barrel is the best adjustable barrel I have ever played. It gives me the opportunity to play in tune in any situation. The tone is beautiful and its durable construction seems like it will last a lifetime."
-Sherman Irby, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra



By The Numbers:

Schools with music programs have an estimated 90% graduation rate and 94% attendance rate compared to schools without a music program, with an estimated 73% graduation rate and 85% attendate rate.

A study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors, including English, biology, chemistry and math.

Since peer-to-peer file-sharing site Napster emerged in 1999, music sales in the United States have dropped 53%. Approximately 6 billion songs are illegally downloaded each year.






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