Clarinet Scholarship Audition Information

Undergraduate/Transfer

 Students will be asked to perform the following:

  1. Major scales (at least two octaves)
  2. Two selections of contrasting styles – one that demonstrates technical facility and one that demonstrates tone quality and musicality.  Suggested repertoire includes the following, although repertoire of equal or more advanced difficulty may be substituted.  Please feel free to contact the instructor with questions regarding the audition repertoire.
    • Weber Concertino
    • Mozart Concerto for Clarinet(any movement)
    • Weber Concerto No. 1 or No. 2(any movement)
    • Concerti by Stamitz
    • Etudes by C. Rose (Rose 32)
    • All-State  or Regional Audition Music
  3. Sight-reading

Graduate

Students will be asked to perform the following:

  1. Major and minor scales (two and/or three octaves when possible)
  2. Two selections of contrasting styles – one that demonstrates technical facility and one that demonstrates tone quality and musicality.  Suggested repertoire includes the following, although repertoire of equal or more advanced difficulty may be substituted.  Please feel free to contact the instructor with questions regarding the audition repertoire.
    • Sonatas by Brahms, Poulenc
    • Concerti by Mozart, Weber, Copland, Nielsen
    • Muczynski Time Pieces
    • Etudes by Cavallini (30 Caprices), Jeanjean (18 Etudes)
  3. Two contrasting orchestral excerpts – Suggested repertoire includes the following, although repertoire of equal or more advanced difficulty may be substituted.
    • Beethoven – Symphony No. 4, 6, 8
    • Mendelssohn – Midsummer’s Night Dream (Scherzo)
    • Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol, Scheherazade.
  4. Sight-reading

 For additional information regarding clarinet auditions and admission, you may contact Dr. Connie Rhoades at connie.rhoades@eku.edu.

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