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Winds & Percussion Auditions & Interviews

Specific Instrumental Requirements - Clarinet


For consideration for admission to the DMA program, each applicant must first pass a pre-screening to be uploaded prior to the live audition. Select thirty minutes of repertoire from the audition repertoire listed below.

The pre-screening requirement is waived for current University of Michigan graduate clarinet majors applying to the DMA program.

Please upload your recording by December 1 for the fall term or September 15 for the winter term.

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For the in-person audition, each applicant must be prepared to play six selections drawn from an extensive range of clarinet repertoire. One work or movement should be performed from each of the following six categories (approval of any substitutions must be approved in advance):

  • Concertos
    • Eighteenth or nineteenth centuries: Mozart, Molter, J. Stamitz, K. Stamitz, Weber, or Spohr
    • Twentieth century: Copland, Francaix, Hindemith, Nielsen, or Seiber
  • Sonatas
    • Eighteenth or nineteenth centuries: Devienne, Brahms, Danzi, or Weber
    • Twentieth century: Arnold, Bax, Hindemith, Martinu, or Poulenc
  • Other Solos
    • Unaccompanied: Bassett, Messiaen, W. O. Smith, Stravinsky, or Tomasi
    • With piano: Dautremer, Debussy, Francaix, Jeanjean, Lutoslawski, P. Pierne, Rossini, or Schumann

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