Glenville, WV – Freshman music education major Cameron Knopp will represent Glenville State College at the 2020 Ohio University Honors Clarinet Choir. Knopp hails from Williamstown, West Virginia, and is the daughter of Perry and Susan Knopp. She is a member of the Pioneer Marching Band, Concert Band, Clarinet Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Pep Band.
The Ohio University Honors Clarinet Choir is open to all high school and college clarinetists and involves a competitive audition process. Only 10 – 20 candidates are selected from live and recorded auditions.
“I feel like my GSC professors have helped prepare me for this by encouraging me to play harder music and helping me improve my techniques,” said Knopp. “To audition for the Clarinet Choir, you have to learn a classical piece and a 20 or 21st-century piece and record both consecutively without being able to cut out mistakes.”
“Cameron is a tremendously talented student who is very dedicated to her musical development,” said GSC Department of Fine Arts Chair and Assistant Professor Dr. Jason Barr. “Her acceptance into the Ohio University Honors Clarinet Choir is a great example of how focused she is on constantly challenging herself to be a stronger musician.”
The Honors Clarinet Choir will perform on Saturday, March 21, at the Ohio University Clarinet Gala. The day-long Gala includes rehearsals, a master class from Ohio University Professor of Clarinet Rebecca Rischin, and a feature recital from Yamaha guest artist Julie DeRoche, Professor of Clarinet and Performance Studies Chair at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.