Clarinet

Solo Repertoire Performance

All students should prepare at least one solo or two etudes for the audition. The work(s) should encompass a minimum of two contrasting styles of performance (such as slow/lyrical, fast/technical, articulated.) Accompaniment is desirable but optional. The following compositions are representative of solo repertoire appropriate for the audition. However, solos or etudes of comparable difficulty are also acceptable. Please call if you have any questions regarding appropriate audition repertoire.

Baermann, H. – Adagio
Brahms, J. - Sonatas, Op. 120, No. 1 and 2
Cavallini, E. - Adagio and Tarentella
Debussy, C. - Premiere Rhapsodie
Finzi, G. - Five Bagatelles
Hindemith, P. - Sonate
Jeanjean, P. - Arabesques
Messager - Solo de Concours
Milhaud, D. - Sonatine
Mozart, W. A. - Concerto
Osborne, W. - Rhapsody
Poulenc, F. - Sonate
Rabaud, H. - Solo de Concours
Schumann, R.- Fantasy Pieces
St. Saens, C. - Sonate
Stamitz, J. - Any concerto
Stamitz, K. - Any concerto
Stravinsky - Three Pieces
Vaughn Williams, R. - Six Studies in English Folk Song
Weber, C. M. - Concertino, Either concerto, or Introduction and Rondo

Sight Reading

A short work will be selected for sight reading at the audition

Scales (all degrees)

Major Scales: All major scales, articulated and slurred.
3 octave minimum for E, F, F#, and G major.
2 octave minimum for all remaining keys.

Scales (Bachelor of Music - Performance, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Arts)

Melodic Minor Scales: All melodic minor scales, articulated and slurred.
3 octave minimum for E, F, F#, and G.
2 octave minimum for all remaining keys.

Scales (Bachelor of Music - Performance. Highly recommended for all degrees programs)

Chromatic Scale: Ascending and Descending from chalumeau E through altissimo G.

For graduate auditions, if you have questions, please contact Professor Sandra Jackson.