Hi. My name is David Schorr and I've been playing the clarinet in orchestras, studios and chamber groups for over 30 years now. In an effort to get more clarinet music played in Los Angeles, I started the Clarinet Institute. Then I made the brilliant move to give up television for good and use that time to promote clarinet playing world wide with this web site.
If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to play solo and chamber music with other clarinet players..... click here. We meet regularly throughout the year. It is a casual atmosphere and lots of fun!
Keep in touch and let me know how you like and use this service. The Clarinet Institute is a completely nonprofit organization. The feedback I get from clarinet players around the world makes this project worthwhile! Click here to send an email.
Send In Your Old Music
Do you have any old music for clarinet, other woodwinds or brass? If the copyright date is before 1933 (or it has no copyright date at all) it is probably out of print and lost to the music community. There are thousands of these works sitting in boxes all over the world. You can save these works and do your part to expand the growing clarinet repertoire. If you have a scanner, scan the music and save it either in .tif or .pdf format. Then email it to me. I'll check the copyright information and, if it is out of copyright, I will post it.
When scanning the music, don't use the "color" or "256 shades of gray" settings. While they do make beautiful scans, those settings create huge files. Instead, set your scanner software to the "black and white" or "b/w" setting with at least 250 dpi. That will create a good scan and a small file size. If you have any questions, please email me and I'll walk you through the process.
Composers! We Love Composers!
If you write music and want a wider audience, feel free to email me. Send in your music in PDF format. We love to post music of modern composers. Besides merely archiving music, one of our goals is to get new music into as many hands as possible. There is a lot of exciting new music being written every day. We want you to find that music and we want composers to get their music found!