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Scarsdale's Hoff-Barthelson To Offer Flute, Clarinet Master Classes

Clarinetist Alan Kay
Clarinetist Alan Kay Photo Credit: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Tara Helen O'Connor
Tara Helen O'Connor Photo Credit: Hoff-Barthelson Music School

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Flute and clarinet players will be able to take part in master classes offered by the Scarsdale Hoff-Barthelson Music School during its Master Class series in May.

Clarinetist Alan Kay will offer classes on Sunday, May 1, at 6 p.m. Kay will coach Hoff-Barthelson Music School clarinet students in the seventh of nine master classes to be offered. The public is invited to attend and observe free of charge.

Kay is the winner of a 2003 Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award and teaches on the faculties of Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is also co-principal clarinetist and a former artistic director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and serves as principal clarinet with New York’s Riverside Symphony and the Little Orchestra Society. He also performs as principal with the American Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

The class begins at 6 p.m., in the school, 25 School Lane.

The second class features Tara Helen O’Connor on flute at 7 p.m., Friday, May 6, at the school.

O’Connor is sought-after for her unusual artistic depth, brilliant technique, and colorful tone, the school said. She is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble, member of the woodwind quintet Windscape; teaches at Bard College Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, is head of the Purchase College Conservatory wind department; and holds a summer flute master class at the Banff Centre.

In addition, O’Connor received an Avery Fisher Career Grant and is a two-time Grammy nominee.

For additional information, call 914-723-1169 or visit www.hbms.org .

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