Audition Information

Clarinet Requirements

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)
Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

B.M. applicants should prepare:

  • Major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales through 7 sharps and flats;
  • One slow etude;
  • One fast etude; and
  • Two contrasting solos from the standard repertoire.

B.M.E and B.S.O.F. applicants should prepare:

  • All major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales through four sharps and flats;
  • One slow etude;
  • One fast etude; and
  • One solo from the standard repertoire.

B.M.E. and B.S.O.F. students may audition on B-flat soprano or bass clarinet.

Master of Music (M.M.)
Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

 Applicants should prepare:

  • All major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales through seven sharps and flats;
  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire; and
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts.
Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Doctor of Music applicants must submit a prescreening recording (compact disc) to be considered for a live audition. Recordings must be submitted online to the Office of Music Admissions by the December 1, 2014 application deadline. Auditions will take place during the February and March audition weekends on Saturday, February 7, 2015 and Saturday, March 7, 2015 by invitation only. As part of the 30 minute audition, students are expected to perform selected movements totaling 15 minutes from two contrasting works. A pianist is not required.

All recordings must be submitted online, please click here for detailed instructions.

Applicants should prepare:

  • All major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales through seven sharps and flats;
  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire; and
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts.