Program of Study

Please consult the Clarinet Handbook for more information.

 

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Entrance Audition

Technique

Chromatic & all major scales

Repertoire

1 solo OR etude with contrasting sections

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Auditioning Students

 

Lesson Expectations

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

3+ pages of repertoire per semester, including 1+ page(s) of solo repertoire and 1+ page(s) of etudes

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Lower-Division Students.

Upper Division Lessons and Recital

Note that Upper Division study & a Senior Recital are not required for Music Minors

 

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Entrance Audition

Technique

Chromatic & all major scales

Repertoire

2 contrasting solos OR etudes

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Auditioning Students

 

Lower Division Lessons

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

5+ pages of repertoire per semester, including 2+ pages of solo repertoire and 2+ pages of etudes

At least one unaccompanied solo (generally during the sophomore year)

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Lower-Division Students.

 

Notes

Auxiliary instruments will not be included in lessons EXCEPT for bass clarinet majors - beginning in the 2nd semester of study, half the lesson will be on Bb. These students must provide their own instrument, reeds, reed case, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, and ligature.

 

 

Upper Division Audition

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

3 selections representing at least 2 styles, inc. at least 1 unaccompanied & 1 with piano

 

Upper Division Lessons

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

8+ pages of repertoire per semester, including 3+ pages of solo repertoire and 3+ pages of etudes

With the instructor's approval, excerpts may be substituted for up to 1 page of etudes, if desired

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Upper-Division Students

Notes

Auxiliary instrument(s) may be included in lessons, if desired (maximum of 1 auxiliary instrument per semester). Students taking lessons on an auxiliary instrument must provide their own reeds, reed case, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, and ligature.

Senior Recital

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

40 minutes of music are required; at least 25 need to be solo (either with piano or unaccompanied)

Performing an unaccompanied work is encouraged

Auxiliary instrument(s) may be included, if desired; at least two semesters of lessons prior to the semester of the recital are required for an auxiliary instrument to be included on the recital

Etudes may be omitted this semester, at the instructor's discretion

With the instructor's approval, excerpts may be substituted for a portion of the etudes, if desired

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Senior Recitals

 

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Entrance Audition

Technique

Chromatic & all major scales

Repertoire

2 contrasting solos OR etudes

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Auditioning Students

 

Lower Division Lessons

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

5+ pages of repertoire per semester, including 2+ pages of solo repertoire and 2+ pages of etudes

At least one unaccompanied solo (generally during the sophomore year)

Beginning in the third year and with the instructor's approval, students may substitute excerpts for up to 1 page of etudes, if desired

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Lower-Division Students.

Notes

Auxiliary instruments will not be included in the first 2 years of lessons EXCEPT for bass clarinet majors - beginning in the 2nd semester of study, half the lesson will be on Bb. These students must provide their own instrument, reeds, reed case, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, and ligature.


After the first 2 years of study, students may include auxiliary instrument(s) in lessons, if desired (maximum of 1 auxiliary instrument per semester). Students taking lessons on an auxiliary instrument must provide their own reeds, reed case, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, and ligature.

 

 

Upper Division Lessons

Upper Division Study is not required of BAM students; if it is desired, students will follow the Audition & Lesson expectations for Music Education majors.

 

Senior Recital

A Senior Recital is not required for B.A. in Music students; instead, they present a Senior Project.

 

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Entrance Audition

Technique

Chromatic & all major scales

Repertoire

2 contrasting solos OR etudes

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Auditioning Students

Lower Division Lessons

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

12+ pages of repertoire per semester, including 4+ pages of solo repertoire, 4+ pages of etudes, and 2+ pages of excerpts
At least one unaccompanied solo (generally during the sophomore year)

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Lower-Division Students.

Notes

Auxiliary instruments will not be included in lessons EXCEPT for bass clarinet majors - beginning in the 2nd semester of study, half the lesson will be on Bb. These students must provide their own instrument, reeds, reed case, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, and ligature.

 

Upper Division Audition

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

3 selections representing at least 2 styles, inc. at least 1 unaccompanied & 1 with piano

 

Upper Division Lessons

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

14+ pages of repertoire per semester, including 6+ pages of solo repertoire, 4+ pages of etudes, and 2+ pages of excerpts
1 extended technique piece is required during the junior or senior year
1 self-taught piece is required during the second-to-last semester

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Upper-Division Students

Notes

Bass and Eb will be included in lessons (1 per semester). Students must provide their own reeds, reed case, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, and ligature.

 

Junior Recital

A Junior Recital is optional but encouraged; follow Performance guidelines

Senior Recital

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

45 minutes of music are required; at least 30 need to be solo (either with piano or unaccompanied)
At least one auxiliary instrument must be included
At least one unaccompanied work is required
Extended techniques may be incorporated, if desired
Etudes & excerpts may be omitted this semester, at the instructor's discretion

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Senior Recitals

 

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Entrance Audition

Technique

Chromatic & all major scales

Repertoire

2 contrasting solos OR etudes
For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Auditioning Students

 

Lower Division Lessons

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

12+ pages of repertoire per semester, including 4+ pages of solo repertoire, 4+ pages of etudes, and 2+ pages of excerpts
At least one unaccompanied solo (generally during the sophomore year)

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Lower-Division Students

Notes

Bass clarinet majors are required to begin study on Bb: beginning in the 2nd semester of study, half the lesson will be on Bb. These students must provide their own instrument, reeds, reed case, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, and ligature.
Bb majors will be required to begin studying either bass or Eb in the sophomore year (one instrument for the entire year), with half of each lesson on Bb and half on bass/Eb. Students must provide their own reeds, reed case, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, and ligature.

 

Upper Division Audition

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

3 selections representing at least 2 styles, inc. at least 1 unaccompanied & 1 with piano

 

Upper Division Lessons

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

16+ pages of repertoire per semester, including 6+ pages of solo repertoire, 4+ pages of etudes, and 4+ pages of excerpts

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Upper-Division Students

Notes

Bass or Eb (whichever was not studied in the sophomore year) will be required in lessons, with half the lesson on Bb and half on the auxiliary instrument. Students must provide their own reeds, reed case, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, and ligature.

 

Junior Recital

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

25 minutes of music are required; at least 15 need to be solo (either with piano or unaccompanied)
Performing an unaccompanied work is encouraged
An auxiliary instrument may be included, if desired
Etudes & excerpts will also be studied this semester; the number will vary depending on the amount & difficulty of the recital repertoire

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Recitals

 

Senior Recital

Technique

Download the Technique Requirements List or the Technique Packet to view the expectations for each semester.

Repertoire

45 minutes of music are required; at least 30 need to be solo (either with piano or unaccompanied)
At least one auxiliary instrument must be included
At least one unaccompanied work is required
Extended techniques may be incorporated, if desired
Etudes & excerpts may be omitted this semester, at the instructor's discretion

For repertoire options, please see Suggested Repertoire for Senior Recitals