Ballif Duo Performs at ClarinetFest 2017 in Orlando, FL


Kristi and I had a great performance at ClarinetFest in Orlando on Saturday July 29th. We performed _e++ for flute, clarinet, and electronics_ by Russell Pinkston. We were part of the electronics recital at ClarinetFest. The program is below.


July 29th, 2017 - 4:30pm, Seminole A/B


Music for Clarinet and Electronics

Pacific (2017) Daniel Eichenbaum(b. 1977)


Nora Lewis, oboe

Phillip O. Paglialonga, clarinet

Eric Van der Veer Varner, bassoon

Phillip O. Paglialonga’s appearance is sponsored in part by Gonzalez Reeds


e++ for Flute, Clarinet, and Max/MSP Russell Pinkston

Adam Ballif, clarinet

Kristi Ballif, flute

The Ballif Duo’s appearance is sponsored in part by

Brigham Young University - Idaho



Electro-Beat Triptych Josh Bennett

Hangin’ wit Esquivel (b. 1982)

Josh Bennett, clarinet and electronics



Twitter Rhapsody for Clarinet and Fixed Audio Ken Davies

Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet

Sarunas Jankauska’s appearance is sponsored by James Madison University



Infinite Edges (2017) Eric Mandat

Eric Mandat, clarinet


Senser-ed fingerings for clarinet quartet Catalina Von Wrangell

and live electronics (b. 1988)


Margaret Donaghue Flavin and Dawn McConkie, clarinets

Danielle Woolery and Michael Walsh, bass clarinets

Clarinet Festivals and Conferences

Clarinet Festivals and Conference are an important part of developing your clarinet career. As a serious clarinet student, you will want to find opportunities to attend and perform at festivals, conferences, and workshops. Each year, you should look for some festival to participate in when you are not in school, either during the summer months, or when you are off track. This will accelerate your musicianship and allow you to meet other clarinetists to build your network. I have prepared a “Festivals Page” to highlight a few of the following recommended clarinet festivals:

  • Belgian Clarinet Academy
  • Lift Clarinet Academy
  • Claremont Clarinet Festival
  • I.C.A. ClarinetFest

Let me know of other festivals in the comments and I will add them to the page. Checkout the “Festivals Page” for more details and links for registration to each festival.