by Sammy Johnson
After returning to graduate school to pursue my Doctorate, I forgot how easy it is to get lazy during summer/winter breaks if you are not actively participating in festivals and performances. To keep myself busy and engaged with the clarinet, I started creating ‘projects’ for myself. I not only wanted these projects to be fun, but I wanted them to further my study of the clarinet to help prepare me for qualifying exams for my degree. Here are four ongoing projects that are enjoyable and useful when I find myself in a performance lull.