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We are back!

The Kitakaruizawa Music Seminar returns to the beautiful countryside of Japan this year!  This intensive summer seminar is directed by Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, of the Juilliard School. Participants will thoroughly learn what it means to perform, diving into the basics of the clarinet to advanced techniques, the interpretation of major works, and the exploration of deeper expressive power. Since our beginning in 2005, we have had over 300 students from all over the world.


August 8 - 19, 2024

Kitakaruizawa, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

Course Includes:

~5 Lessons 

2 Lessons with Charles Neidich (with piano) 

2 Lessons with Ayako Oshima (with piano) 

1 Lesson with Andrew Simon

~Participation in Lectures

~Participation in Master Classes

~Clarinet Ensemble (Optional)

~Student Concerts, in Kitakaruizawa Music Hall


Charles Neidich, Artistic Director

Ayako Oshima, Executive Director

Naoko Oshima, Co-Director in Japan

Akari Yamamoto, Administrative Assistant

Michi Hanaoka, Public Relations

Michael Raia, Assistant

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