Welcome to the Chattanooga Clarinet Academy
The Chattanooga Clarinet Academy is a summer clarinet camp where clarinetists come to study, play, and perform together.
About the Chattanooga Clarinet Academy
The Chattanooga Clarinet Academy is a summer program where clarinetists come together to play chamber music, attend master classes, and receive private instruction.
In 2020, the camp moved entirely online. Five days of the week, students play chamber music, receive private lessons and attend master classes through Zoom, and watch video lessons.
The Chattanooga Clarinet Academy Goes Virtual
In 2020, CCA moved entirely online for health and safety reasons. Now, students participate from the comfort of their own homes. But playing at home doesn’t have to mean playing alone. Read about our online program below:
Online Chamber Music
In our online program, students play chamber music by performing the missing parts to specially-recorded chamber music. Each recording is missing one part that students get to play.
Video and Written Instruction
Master classes and lessons take place through Zoom. When not in class or performing chamber music, students receive video and written lessons throughout the week.
Sample The Chattanooga Clarinet Academy’s Digital Chamber Music
Demo Clarinet Quartet: Play Chamber Music Online
Playing Chamber Music Online:
Play chamber music online:
In our chamber music online program, Wednesday through Friday you receive in your inbox a different piece of music to play: a duet, a short Bach chorale, or a longer clarinet quartet.
Play the missing part:
Each chamber music piece includes five recordings: One full recording to listen to, and four additional recordings, each missing a different part, so that you have a chance to play the first, second, third, and bass clarinet parts.
This Week’s Quartet:
This week’s quartet is Träumerei, a piece by Robert Schumann, arranged by Christopher Kies for three B-flat clarinets and bass clarinet.
1. Listen to the full recording:
2. Play the missing parts:
Play the first clarinet part with the following recordings:
First Clarinet Part Sheet Music (click to view)
Play the second clarinet part with the following recordings:
Second Clarinet Part Sheet Music (click to view)
Play the Third Clarinet Part with the following recordings:
Third Clarinet Part Sheet Music (click to view)
Play the Bass Clarinet Part with the following recordings:
Bass Clarinet Part Sheet Music (click to view)
For more music by Christopher Kies, visit christopherkies.com
Enroll in the Chattanooga Clarinet Academy
Registration for 2021 opens March 1. In the meantime, sign up below for our free, one-week program:
To learn more about Dr. Kies’ college studios, visit Lee University and the University of Tennessee Chattanooga websites.