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      Truman State musicians learn clarinet playing tips

      A member of the Kansas City Symphony spent Monday afternoon at Truman State University giving tips to musicians.

      Tzuying Huang is a bass clarinetist with the Kansas City Symphony. She held a master class and recital for the university's woodwind students. The students were able to perform excepts for Huang who then critiqued their playing. She also gave tips to help make them better musicians. Those tips included different ways to articulate the notes while playing, and breathing exercises. Huang enjoys visiting students at colleges and universities and having the opportunity to pass on her knowledge to help make them better musicians.

      "Every student has a different thing they can work on because some of them are very musical, but they are not very good at technical stuff, and some of them have to think more outside of the box," said Tzuying Huang, a Kansas City Symphony Bass Clarinetist.

      The Truman State Music Department holds different master classes on various instruments all semester.