Clarinet audition repertoire
Undergraduate and graduate audition requirements
- Major Scales two and/or three octaves are required. Minor scales (any form) are not required, but might be asked if the student has prepared them.
- Two contrasting* movements from the standard clarinet repertoire or two contrasting etudes from a standard clarinet etude book.
*“Contrasting” simply means one of the movements/etudes should demonstrate technical proficiency (usually fast) and the other should demonstrate a lyrical (usually slow) style.
Example of solos:
- Sonatina by Malcolm Arnold
- Adagio e Tarantella by Ernesto Cavallini
- Premiere Rhapsodie by Claude Debussy
- Five Bagatelles by Gerald Finzi
- Sonata by Paul Hindemith
- Dance Preludes by Witold Lutoslawski
- Concerto K. 622 by W.A. Mozart
- Rhapsody by William Osborne
- Sonata by Francis Poulenc
- Solo de Concours Op. 10 by Henri Rabaud
- Concerto in Eb by Franz Anton Rossler
- Sonata Op. 167 by Camille Saint-Saens
- Concerto No. 3, Bb Major by Carl (Karl) Stamitz
- Concertino by Giuseppe Tartini
- Six Studies in English Folk Song by Ralph Vaughan Williams
- Sonata No. 2 by Johann Wanhal
- Concertino Op. 23 by C.M. von Weber
Standard clarinet etudes:
- Artistic Studies Book 1 - From the French School 32 Etudes and 40 Studies by Cyrille Rose
- Thirty Caprices for Clarinet by Ernesto Cavallini
Clarinet studio website
Visit the clarinet studio website for more information about the program.
Office: Bldg. 37, Room 120E