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Buffet Crampon USA Announces ‘The Pedagogics Project’  Educational Initiative 

Christian Wissmuller • News • September 22, 2021

Buffet Crampon USA, North American distributor of Buffet Crampon Group student, intermediate and professional woodwind and brass instruments, is pleased to announce the launch of “The Pedagogics Project,” an educational service offering live, online master classes and clinics from Buffet Crampon Group’s roster of world-class Artists at no charge to educators nationwide and in Canada.

The Pedagogics Project will be headed up by Paula Corley, BCUSA Education Advisor, North America. Paula is a Buffet Crampon Artist and nationally renowned clarinet and music education pedagogue with 33 years of teaching experience at all levels, from middle school through college, most recently serving as clarinet instructor at Texas Lutheran University. Paula launched “ClariNetworks,” in 2018, an annual workshop for clarinetists and band directors and served as chamber music judge for Music for All’s National Chamber Music Festival. She served as Pedagogy Chair for the International Clarinet Association from 2018-2020 and is known by many clarinetists as the “mayor” of Clarinet City, an instructional website for students of all ages and stages of clarinet playing.

Paula will also be the Chair of the newly created Buffet Crampon USA Educational Advisory Board, comprised of educators she has chosen from around the country who will work closely with the Buffet Crampon USA Sales & Marketing team to develop educational programs and materials to support educators throughout the United States and Canada. The Educational Advisory Board members include Elva Kaye Lance, Director of Bands at Mississippi State University; Andy Sealy, Director of Bands at Hebron High School in Lewisville, Texas; Jasmine Britt, New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn, New York; and Scott Watson, Parkland School District, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

François Kloc, President and CEO of Buffet Crampon USA, appointed Paula for the role of Education Advisor, based on her national reputation and many years of experience with young musicians. When asked about Paula’s appointment, François said, “It really was an easy decision, selecting Paula for this important new role at Buffet Crampon USA. I have known Paula since she joined our Artist roster in 2002 and her pedigree speaks for itself.” François continued: “The pandemic has created a tidal shift in how we approach music education concepts, and Buffet Crampon USA is tackling the changes head-on. With Paula and our Educational Advisory Board, we will be able to provide music educators everywhere access to world-class musicians in a personal, relaxed setting that addresses wind instrument fundamentals for all ages and abilities.” Buffet Crampon USA 7255 Salisbury Rd. Jacksonville Fl. 32256 P/ (904) 821-0234 F/ (904) 821-0315 www.buffetcrampongroup.com

The Pedagogics Project will offer free online master classes and clinics to middle school, high school, and collegiate band and orchestra programs, as well as collegiate applied music studios and collegiate instrumental methods classes. To learn more about The Pedagogics Project or to inquire about booking a free online class, please visit www.pedagogicsproject.com or contact Paula Corley, Education Advisor, North America, at paula.corley@buffetcrampon.com.

Buffet Crampon USA, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is the North American distributor of Buffet Crampon, Besson, B&S, Antoine Courtois Paris, Hans Hoyer, Keilwerth, Melton Meinl Weston, Parmenon, Verne Q. Powell, Rigoutat, J. Scherzer and Schreiber musical instruments. For more information on Buffet Crampon and its twelve brands, visit www.buffetcrampongroup.com

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