The Southern Illinois Flute Society & the SIU Flute Studio, in cooperation with Burkhart Flutes and Piccolos, bring to this region Jan Gippo and Jane Carl for Master Classes in piccolo and clarinet on Monday, February 10, 2014, 4:45 – 6:30 p.m. in Altgeld Hall on the Southern Illinois University Campus. Pre-registration is required. To register, please complete the Master Class Registration Form.
The Master Classes will be followed by a concert featuring both Jan Gippo and Jane Carl at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall. Admission to the concert is free.
About Jan Gippo
Jan Gippo worked as the piccolo specialist for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for 35 years, retiring in 2008. His education includes degrees from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, and the New England School of Music in Boston, MA.
In addition to his symphony position, Mr. Gippo taught private lessons and at various schools and universities throughout the St. Louis area, including at Webster University since 1980. He has taught over fifty Master classes at the largest music schools throughout the country.
He is known for his book, The Complete Piccolo, which is now in its third printing. He was the first to compile fingering charts specifically for the piccolo, and has discovered some clever tricks for coaxing the best possible sound out of the instrument even under tough conditions.
Mr. Gippo is an advocate for new compositions for the piccolo. He always believed in the beauty of the piccolo as a solo instrument, but was frustrated by the lack of repertoire specifically for this tiny flute. In 1985 he began commissioning known composers to write sonatas, chamber music, and concerti for piccolo. Now with over 300 recital pieces, he is touring the United States, performing some of these pieces, and teaching Master classes.
About Jane Carl
Jane Carl, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, is a native of Michigan and received her degrees from the University of Michigan.
She has performed regularly with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra including a sabbatical replacement on bass clarinet in 1997-98, European tour and recordings as second clarinet in 1998-99, and as acting assistant principal clarinet for four years from 1999-2003.
She has been a member of the South Bend, Flint Symphony and Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestras and has performed with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She was on the faculty of Notre Dame University, Hillsdale College, and Andrews University, and has taught at the University of Michigan.
She is also a board member, artistic adviser, and clarinetist with Summerfest, Kansas City’s summer chamber music festival, and performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis. In 2007, she performed in recital and gave a Master class in Beijing at the China International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival.
She is active in ClarinetFest, the annual conference of the International Clarinet Association. As host and artistic chair of ClarinetFest 2008, she hosted 1,100 clarinetists on the campus of UMKC for five days. She was a concerto soloist in August 2009 in Porto, Portugal. She is often called upon to judge the Fest’s competitions, including the Young Artists’ Competition in 2006 and the Orchestra Audition Competition in 2012.