At present, we do not anticipate any openings for Fall 2021. However, this could change, which would necessitate the need to have candidates on a waitlist for the next academic year. Professor Hawley strongly encourages those interested in being considered, should we have an opening, to proceed with the application/audition process.
Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2020
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.If you have not heard from us by January 6, 2021, please email us.
Required preliminary repertoire is by video submission
- 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
- Brahms Symphony No. 3. Movement 2, Andante, bars 1- 23
Required graduate live audition repertoire
- The entire Mozart Clarinet Concerto, K. 622
- Choose and prepare one of the following concertos in its entirety: Debussy, Premiere Rhapsodie; 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 No. 6, 1st movement measures 476-492 & 2nd movement measures 69-77 Beethoven Symphony No. 8, movement 3 Menuetto (Trio); Brahms Symphony No. 3, movements 1 and 2 (please prepare solos and tutti passages)
- Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate sight-reading ability with material chosen by the instructor.
No accompanist is needed or desired for the audition.
Live auditions will be held on January 31, 2021