Spend one intense week of music making including masterclasses, private lessons, chamber music coaching and performing. Study with and hear live performances by some of the top clarinetists in the world. IWWF 2012 takes place on the campus of Central College in picturesque Pella, Iowa.

There are two TUITION levels: Full Tuition ($1000) and Auditor* ($300). Financial aid is available for Full Tuition students only. Daily auditor passes are also available for $75 per day.

ROOM AND BOARD including 3 meals per day and single-occupancy, air-conditioned rooms with linens costs $550 for the 7 nights of the festival. Double-occupancy room and board costs $470.

TRANSPORTATION from and back to the Des Moines airport is provided.

PARTICIPANTS include professional players, graduate, undergraduate, high school and middle school students, as well as amateurs from all over the world. If you love the clarinet, and want to have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for intensive study and live performances by some of the best clarinetists in the world, IWWF is for you.


* Auditors do not receive private lessons nor play in masterclasses, but they can observe all masterclasses and concerts


Pella, Iowa
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IWWF Student Benefits Include

  • Instrument Repair Clinic
  • Barbecue at Red Rock Lake
  • Socialize with Faculty daily

If you have more questions, email cohler@iwwf.org

Chinese speaking applicants email questions to Mr. Yuan Gao at gaoyuan@iwwf.org

Jonathan Cohler
Soloist, Conductor, Recording Artist
Boston, MA, USA
Wenzel Fuchs
Principal Clarinet
Berlin Philharmonic
Cynthia Doggett
Assoc. Professor of Clarinet
Central College, Pella, IA, USA
Jonathan Cohler Wenzel Fuchs Cynthia Doggett
Jorge Montilla
Pittsfield, MA, USA
Yuan Gao
Soloist, clarinet maker
Bedford, MA, USA
Jorge Montilla Yuan Gao

Previous Faculty

  • Henri Bok
  • Alessandro Carbonare
  • Philippe Cuper
  • Ricardo Morales
  • Charles Neidich
  • Jessica Phillips
  • Valdemar Rodriguez
  • Luis Rossi
  • Robert Spring
  • Eddy Vanoosthuyse
Shizue Sano Amy Cheng Anna Vinnitsky
Shizue Sano Amy Cheng Anna Vinnitsky