A throng of young musicians will converge on Utah State University this week as has been the tradition for more than 50 years. The USU Summer Music Clinic provides an opportunity for junior and senior high school-age musicians to meet in intensive workshops, perform in concerts and receive private instruction.
Performances by instructors and students will begin Sunday with the USU Alumni Band and end Saturday with the Grand Finale Concert.USU's music department has invited USU faculty, alumni, music clinic alumni and other prominent musicians to take part. This year the New York-based Arcata String Quartet will instruct string players. The quartet will also perform Wednesday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of USU's Chase Fine Arts Center.
Young clarinetists, flutists and the like will receive workshop tutelage from the Qu'Appelle Winds, a North Carolina-based wind octet. The octet is scheduled to perform Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m., also in the Kent Concert Hall. Admission for these two concerts is $3.
The clinic's auditioned choir, string quartet program, piano ensemble, wind program and jazz bands are scheduled to perform Friday and Saturday. They will be joined by the symphony orchestra, concert band and symphonic band, all directed by guest clinicians from other universities.
Students and guests will be featured in the Grand Finale Concert on Saturday, June 22, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall. "This concert features some of the premier younger performers from across the Western United States," said Nicholas Morrison, clinic director.