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.


Cris Iguanti, clarinet
Office: Bldg. 37, Room 165
Phone: 928-523-3731