Richie Hawley, faculty
The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $24 fee to use this service.
» Mozart Clarinet Concerto, 1st movement, Exposition only (beginning of Solo until bar 133)
» Copland Concerto, from the beginning to end of the cadenza Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, measures 1 – 48 Kodaly Dances Galanta, bar 31 - bar 66
Preliminary audition is by video submission. The submission must be played in a continuous unedited segment; any indication that there has been editing or that recording equipment was paused/stopped between selections will result in the disqualification of the application. All pieces should be played unaccompanied.
» The entire Mozart Clarinet Concerto, K. 622
» The entire Debussy, Première Rhapsodie
» Choose and prepare one of the following concertos in its entirety: Nielsen, Concerto; Weber, Concerto No 2 in Eb; or Copland, Concerto.
» Orchestral excerpts (do not use excerpt books for these passages)
Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream, measures 1-48
Beethoven: Symphony 6, 1st movement measures 476-492 & 2nd movement measures 69-77; Beethoven: Symphony 8, movement 3 Menuetto (Trio); Brahms: Symphony 3, movements 1 and 2 (please prepare solos and tutti passages); Kodaly: Dances Galanta, bar 31 - bar 66; Rimsky Korsakov: Capricco: Movements I. Alborada and III. Alborada; Stravinsky: Firebird Suite: Variation of the Firebird; Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate sight-reading ability with material chosen by the instructor.
Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Geoffrey Scott.