Andrew Sprung, Clarinetist & Educator

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Michigan Youth Arts Festival nominations

Congratulations to the following students for their recent Michigan Youth Arts Festival nominations: – Senior Ivy Purkiss and junior Andrew Li received invitations to perform in the clarinet section of the MYAF Honors Band – Junior Andrew Li (clarinet), junior Kyle Heslop (bass clarinet), and sophomore Adi Sinha (bass clarinet) were nominated as outstanding soloists […]

Upcoming Orchestral Performances

West Michigan Symphony: “Hollywood’s Greatest Melodies” Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon, Michigan Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra: “West Side Story In Concert” Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 pm W K Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan Traverse Symphony Orchestra: “Beethoven + Shostakovich” Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 pm Corson Auditorium, Interlochen, Michigan

Solo Performance in Belgium, July 2018

I will be performing my bass clarinet and piano transcriptions as part of ClarinetFest 2018. This festival will be held in Ostend, Belgium July 6-11, 2018. More details will be announced at a later date.

Hillsdale College Faculty Recital: March 24, 2018

Mark your calendars for March 24, 2018 at 4pm – pianist Brad Blackham and I will perform a faculty recital in Conrad Recital Hall at Hillsdale College. The program consists of two staples of the clarinet & piano repertoire (sonatas by Bernstein & Poulenc) and two world premieres, including my latest bass clarinet transcription project. […]

Third Bass Clarinet & Piano Transcription Now Available for Purchase

My third transcription for bass clarinet and Piano is now available through Alea Publishing: Concertino in B-flat Major, Op. 12 by Ferdinand David (originally for bassoon and orchestra) Click here to visit Alea Publishing’s web site to learn more and/or to purchase.

Five Studio Members Earn Michigan All-State Band Invitations

Congratulations to the following members of my studio who made Michigan all-state bands this year: Andrew Li (Junior) – 2nd chair clarinet, high school band Olivia Welling (Senior) – 16th chair clarinet, high school band Aditya Sinha (Sophomore) – 1st chair bass clarinet, high school band Kyle Heslop (Junior) – 4th chair bass clarinet, high […]

Two Bass Clarinet/Piano Transcriptions Now Available

I now have two publications available through Alea Publishing: transcriptions for bass clarinet and piano of Antonio Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in G Minor RV 495, and Carl Stamitz’s Bassoon Concerto in F Major. See links below for more information or to purchase: Vivaldi Stamitz Additional transcriptions featuring 19th-century composers will be available in the future.

Doctorate Degree

I am very happy to announce that as of May 4, 2017, I have completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance from Michigan State University. My document and lecture recital was to create three original transcriptions for bass clarinet and piano of works originally written for bassoon and orchestra, with composer biographies, […]

Summer Performances

Upcoming performances for summer 2016 include: Guest Soloist with Mason City Municipal Band Thursday, June 30 @ 7:30 pm Southbridge Mall, Mason City, IA Music @FIRST! Guest Artist Recital Series Sunday, July 3 @ 3:00 pm First Congregational United Church of Christ Mason City, IA Jackson Symphony Orchestra Saturday, June 9 @ 7:30 pm Riverwalk […]

Student Wins Award at Festival in New York

Elena Komesu, a freshman at Novi High School, won the “Outstanding Instrumentalist” award at the Big Apple Classic Music Festival last week. The NHS Symphony Band performed “Baron Piquant on Pointe” by Donald Grantham, a piece which featured many clarinet solos performed by Elena. Congratulations to Elena on this outstanding achievement!