Alexander Fiterstein

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is recognized for playing which combines flawless technique and consummate musicianship with graceful phrasing and a warm soulful tone. Considered one of today’s most exceptional clarinet players, he has performed in recital and with prestigious orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the world.

The 3rd Annual Clarinet Academy with Alexander Fiterstein

July 5-9, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN

The Clarinet Academy with Alexander Fiterstein is a five-day seminar open to clarinet players who want to develop all aspects of their playing and musicianship. The program is available for clarinetists currently in high school or college as well as amateurs. 



The Academy takes place at St. John's Episcopal Church in the beautiful Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota by Lake Harriet.

St. John’s Episcopal Church
4201 Sheridan Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410

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Academy Events will Include:

·      Daily Masterclasses

·      Faculty Recitals

·      Group Warm-ups

·      Clarinet Ensembles

·      Student Performances 



Application and Tuition:

Full Participant Tuition: $575
Auditor: $200
Daily-Pass (non-participant): $50

** Scholarships available**

To apply and reserve a spot for the clarinet academy please send your name, contact information and recordings of two contrasting movements to: - The recordings are used for placement in clarinet ensembles as well as scholarship consideration.



Sample Schedule:

 9-9:45 Group Warm-Up/Fundamentals (Lisa Perry)

10-12 Morning Master class (Alexander Fiterstein)


1-3 Afternoon Master class/or Presentation

3-5 Clarinet Ensemble/Chamber Groups


7:30 Evening Recital



Special Rated Hotel: Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel
2901 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407


There is no meal plan for the week. There are excellent restaurants and cafés in the Linden Hills neighborhood within walking distance of the academy location.

Academy Recitals

Clarinet Academy Recital

St. John’s Episcopal Church
Monday July 10th, 2017 – 5 p.m.

Program will Include:

Klezmer Freilach -- Feidman/arr. Rubin
Divertimento No. 1, K.136 -- Mozart
Caprice for Clarinets -- Clare Grundman
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 550: Allegro con brio -- Mozart

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet and Michael Brown, piano

St. John’s Episcopal Church
Monday July 10th, 2017 – 7 p.m.

Premiere Rhapsodie -- Claude Debussy
Sonatina for Clarinet Solo, Op.27 -- Rozsa
Barcarolle, Op. 60 -- Frederic Chopin
Michael Brown, piano                       
Sonata, Op. 110 -- Paul Turok
Grand Duo Concertante, Op. 48. -- Weber

For questions and inquiries please email:

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