Joan Michelle Blazich holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is an award-winning clarinetist who has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. Her musical interests include early clarinet pedagogy, contemporary music, and klezmer.
2010 0-7734-3805-X This work provides for the first time, the complete English translations and analyses of the first known, Classical-era pedagogical treatises for the clarinet. The project makes available valuable information on performance techniques used by Classical-era clarinetists, particularly in Amand Vanderhagen’s discussions of the embouchure, reeds, and embellishments. In addition, it demonstrates Vanderhagen’s influence on subsequent clarinetists.