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Clarinet Audition Repertoire

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Undergraduate

  • Etudes - Chose two contrasting etudes from the following:
  • Cavallini: 30 Caprices
  • Rose: 32 Etudes or 40 Studies
  • Solos - chose one work from the following:
  • Saint-Saens: Sonata
  • Messager: Solo de Concours
  • Weber: Concertino
  • Weber: Concerto No. 1
  • Rabaud: Solo de Concours
  • Osborne: Rhapsody
  • Bernstein: Sonata
  • Cavallini: Adagio and Tarantella
  • Scales

All undergraduate clarinet applicants should prepare all major scales and arpeggios, two octaves or three octaves (E, F, F-sharp/G-flat, G), and a three-octave chromatic scale from chalumeau E to altissimo E.

Graduate

  • Two contrasting etudes from the works of Polatschek, Uhl, Jeanjean or Rose
  • One classical or romantic solo work
  • One 20th or 21st century solo work
  • The following orchestral excerpts:
    • ​​​Brahms - Symphony No. 3: solos from mvts. 1 and 2
    • Mendelssohn – Scherzo: beginning to m. 48
    • Beethoven - Symphony No. 6: solos from mvts. 1, 2 and 3
    • Ravel – Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2: opening through 3 measures before rehearsal no. 158
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Clarinet Audition Repertoire
  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu