by Erik Franklin
As we have travelled the country giving concerts and clinics, we have met several heavy-hitters in the clarinet world. One of the first awesome people we met was Rose Sperrazza. Rose is the clarinet professor at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and the founder of the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble. We admire her work as a teacher and ensemble director. We asked her a few questions, and her answers are below.
If you are anywhere near Chicago, check out the Chicago Clarinet Symposium on May 12-13. There will be some awesome clarinet-ing happening there, with John Yeh, Mike Lowenstern, Jorge Montilla, and the CCE!