Russell Dagon Presents Master ClassesJan. 15, 2002
by Richard Veit
Russell Dagon, professor of clarinet at Northwestern University School of Music, will present a series of master classes on the Baylor University campus Jan. 18-19.
The Friday master classes will take place in Meadows Recital Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. The classes on Saturday will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 131 at the Glennis McCrary Music Building and from 2 to 5 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall.
Dagon maintained a dual career as an orchestral musician and clarinet teacher from 1966 through the fall of 1999, when he accepted a full-time appointment as professor of clarinet at Northwestern. He received both bachelor's and master's degrees in music from Northwestern. He had also served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin campuses at Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Waukesha and Madison.
Dagon served as principal clarinetist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra from 1969 through the 1998-99 season. He has been the principal clarinetist on all of the Milwaukee Symphony Recordings for the Koss Classics, Nonesuch and Telarc labels during his tenure with the orchestra.
The classes are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.