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Guest artist to perform with Park Rapids band

Clarinetist and clinician Myroslava Hawryluk Hagen will perform with the Park Rapids Area Community Band and present clinics in area high schools this month.

The Park Rapids Area Community Band will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 18, at 3 p.m. in the Park Rapids High School Auditorium. The concert will feature Hagen, a professional clarinetist and Yamaha clinician from Utah.

In conjunction with her appearance with the PRACB, Hagen will conduct master classes in several area public schools.

Clinics for clarinetists of all levels will be presented in the Park Rapids High School band room Thursday, May 15, from 2-3 p.m.; at the Moorhead High School band room on Friday, May 16, from 10-11 a.m.; and at the Hawley High School band room Friday from 1-2 p.m.

She will work with the PRACB clarinet section in the Park Rapids High School band room on Thursday, at 6 p.m. She will also do a clinic at the Grand Rapids High School on Tuesday, May 13.

All clinics are free of charge and are open to interested clarinetists at all levels. This is a rare opportunity for students to learn from a professional level artist in a master class setting. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments.

Hagen is of Ukrainian heritage, grew up in Fridley, and graduated from Concordia College. She has her masters from the University of Utah, and has completed all but the dissertation for her doctorate at the University of Arizona. She is married to Scott Hagen who is a graduate of Park Rapids High School, Concordia College, the University of Minnesota, and is the Director of Bands at the University of Utah. He will also be featured at the concert as a guest conductor.