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A Surprising Critique for Zack

Zacks-clarinet-2011-01On Saturday, February 26, Zack and the family headed to Yokohama International School for his clarinet solo/ensemble performance before a judge. There were many performers from international schools across the greater Tokyo area and included all sorts of instruments.

Zack played "Stranger On The Shore" (1961, Acker Bilk) before the clarinet judge. His performance was near the end of the day and received a surprising critique. Listen to Zack's song, as well as the judge's comments.

Nozomi and I will share our reflections soon, but will wait so you can see Zack's performance and hear what the judge had to say.  Zack was accompanied by Ms. Denise Owen from Christian Academy in Japan.


  • I was switching from an external mic to the built-in mic to catch the judge's voice, but some early comments were missed. So be sure to read the captions at the start of the judge's critique.

  • For best results, let the file pre-load about halfway before starting...

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