Summer Clarinet Insitutute


We are pleased to invite current and future clarinet pedagogues to participate in the first edition of the Summer Clarinet Institute.

The entire course is aimed at clarinet pedagogues and issues they deal with in their every day work with their pupils.

Together with our distinguished body of faculty we await you between 16-22 of August 2015 in our wonderful Palace of Małków, Poland, where our week-long clarinet event will happen.

We offer

Highly informative lectures and multi-media presentations on the following subjects will be presented:

  • teaching beginners (embouchure fundamentals, tone, technique, choosing clarinet method books)
  • career paths (entrepreneurship in cultivating one’s career)
  • cultural history of the clarinet (national schools of clarinet playing)
  • clarinet design and acoustics (reed making, tuning the instrument, choosing equipment)
  • and more…

Detailed weekly plan will be available soon…

Faculty and Staff

  • Artistic director:
    Dr Kornel Wolak – clarinetist soloist, clinician, Toronto, Canada
  • Executive director:
    Agnieszka Kudlik-Budzińska
  • Guest faculty:
    • Professor Boguslaw Jakubowski – Academy of Art in Szczecin
    • Dr Katarzyna Marczak – clarinet, co-founder of the Gaia Centre for Music and Music therapy
    • Dr Mikołaj Rykowski – musicologist/clarinetist, Adjunct Professor at the I. J. Paderewski Music Academy in Poznań, Poland


Summer Clarinet Institute 2015 is offered at a very attractive price:

  • Option A: full course with room and board – €1000 *
  • Option B: full course with board only – €600
  • *This option is also available for €600 with bartering! Please ask us how.

How to apply

To apply applicants must send us their bios and pay a deposit of €400. The deposit is non-refundable (however, it is a portion of the total amout of chosen option) and it needs to be paid to:

  • Fundacja na rzecz zachowania wartości i tradycji Pałacu w Małkowie, Małków 97, 98-290 Warta, KRS: 0000 476758
  • Account number: 76 1020 4564 0000 5602 0120 8412 (PKO BP)
  • Designation: “Summer Clarinet Institute”

The number of participants is limited and is based on first come-first serve basis.

How to get there

Our address: Małków 97, 98-290 Warta, Łódź voivodship, LOCATION.

  • by car: on your own OR

  • by train or bus: get to Sieradz Train and Bus Station and we will pick you up!

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