Clarinet Audition Requirements
All major and minor scales through 4 sharps and 4 flats One slow etude, one fast etude One solo from the standard repertoire
All major and minor scales through 7 sharps and 7 flats One slow etude, one fast etude Two contrasting solos from the standard repertoire Orchestra excerpts
MM, DM, PD, AD:
All major and minor scales through 7 sharps and 7 flats Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire Orchestra excerpts
1. No applicants for any of the degrees/diplomas are required or allowed to use a pianist.
2. The term contrasting solos does not mean two movements from the same sonata or concerto; they should be by different composers and different stylistic periods.
3. All students will be required to do some sight-reading, an ear test and a rhythm test as part of the standard audition.
4. All DM students will take a two-hour written clarinet literacy test on the day of their audition. This exam will test a student’s basic knowledge (and ability to write) about the acoustics, pedagogy and repertoire (solo, chamber and orchestral) of the instrument.
Please don't hesitate to contact any of the clarinet faculty if you have any questions about the audition requirements or clarinet department structure:
James Campbell: campbelj [at] indiana [dot] edu
Eli Eban: eeban [at] indiana [dot] edu
Howard Klug: hklug [at] indiana [dot] edu