On March 4, 2017, members of the IUP clarinet studio and clarinet professor Rosemary Engelstad hosted the inaugural Crimson SquawkFest, a clarinet-centric event for visiting community members, graduates, middle school students, and high school students.
The day included a masterclass with Pittsburgh-based clarinetist Amanda Morrison and featured IUP students Catherine Kasun and Jenn Dibert.
Engelstad led a session that focused on mindfulness and developing the kinesthetic sense for music performance. Participants rehearsed as a mass clarinet choir and performed a culminating recital at the end of the day. Engelstad, Amanda Morrison, David Martynuik, and Evan Engelstad presented a faculty recital for the guests.
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