A daylong event at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will feature performances and classes by Dr. Andrew DeBoer, visiting assistant professor of clarinet at UAFS, and Dr. Robert Spring, international performing and recording artist and professor of clarinet at Arizona State University.
Registration is from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. in the Breedlove Auditorium, and all participants are welcome. The day will feature master classes and a rehearsal of clarinet ensemble, which will perform at the end of the day following a performance by Spring at 4 p.m.
DeBoer is a member of the Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra and has performed with orchestras across the U.S. Additionally, DeBoer has toured throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall, international and regional conferences, and on various university campuses. He has released two albums -- “CrossOver” in 2015 and “Violet Convergence” in 2013. DeBoer completed both his master’s and doctoral degrees at Arizona State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Hastings College.
Spring has performed with symphony orchestras and wind bands in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America and has published numerous articles on contemporary clarinet techniques. Spring has performed for numerous International Clarinet Association conventions. Spring has been a guest professor at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music and principal clarinetist of the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio.