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Michael Drapkin

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Clarinet and bass clarinetist Michael Drapkin is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the bass clarinet. His series of orchestral excerpt books, Symphonic Repertoire for the Bass Clarinet, Volumes One, Two, Three and the two Transposed Orchestra Parts for the Bass Clarinet volumes, are the gold standard for bass clarinet orchestral study worldwide and are now referenced as a source for most bass clarinet orchestra auditions. Michael Drapkin was a member of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, as Associate Principal and Bass Clarinet and the New York City Opera Touring Company and Lake George Opera Festival, as Principal Clarinet. He has spent summers playing at Aspen and at Tanglewood as a Berkshire Music Center fellow and performs regularly with fine chamber music groups as well as his klezmer band, Yiddish Cowboys. He lives in Sarasota, Florida and is a member of the Venice Symphony.

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