Clarinet Cornucopia

Clarinet Cornucopia is a festival for clarinetists who enjoy playing and learning about their favorite instrument and its extended world. Founded in 2002, Clarinet Cornucopia focuses on a different theme each year and a featured performer gives a recital, teaches a masterclass and shares their perspectives on the clarinet and music.

All participants are invited to perform in the Cornucopia Choir, which performs at the final concert of the day.


2018 The French Belle Époque

Saturday, February 17, 2018
9 a.m-5:30 p.m. NIU School of Music

This event is free to attend but please register so we know you're coming.

Downloadable Clarinet Cornucopia poster (PDF)


Guest artists Stefan Harg, clarinet and Katarina Ström-Harg, piano

Join NIU Clarinet Faculty member Gregory Barrett, guest artists Stefan Harg, clarinet; Katarina Ström-Harg, piano and NIU Philharmonic and Opera Theatre Conductor Danko Drusko for a full day of concerts, master classes and rehearsal.

Professionals, teachers and graduate students can perform on the Medley Recital. Clarinet chamber groups and choirs can perform at the Ensembles Concert. Everyone is invited to play in the Cornucopia Clarinet Choir. Students will be selected to play in the master classes. Please contact me at

Clarinet guest artist Stefan Harg is an internationally recognized musician and educator. He performs on modern and historic instruments and many composers have written works for him. He has collaborated with, among others, Luciano Berio, György Ligeti and Libby Larsen. On numerous occasions he has performed Dialogue L'ombre double for clarinet and electronics by Pierre Boulez. Harg is regularly invited as a soloist in Swedish and foreign orchestras. Since 1990 he has collaborated with pianist Katarina Ström-Harg. Harg is Adjunct Professor of clarinet at Örebro Music University. He was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, earning the Soloist Diploma (1990) and Kammarmusik Diploma (1988). Further studies abroad were with Guy Deplus and Walter Boeykens.

Greg Barrett


Gregory Barrett
NIU School of Music
1425 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115