Audition Requirements

Clarinet

Clarinet

Faculty

Michael Galván
Professor of Clarinet
Phone: (607) 274-3410
E-mail: galvan@ithaca.edu
Office: 2210 James J Whalen Ctr for Music
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Richard Faria
Professor of Clarinet
Phone: (607) 274-3425
E-mail: rfaria@ithaca.edu
Office: 2205 James J Whalen Ctr for Music
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Specific repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Galván or Professor Faria.

Undergraduate Audition Requirements:

  1. One complete major work -- a concerto, sonata, or suite
  2. Two smaller works (or movements from a major work) of a contrasting style
  3. Major and melodic minor scales in two octaves and a chromatic scale in three octaves, in 16th notes
  4. Sight-reading

NOTE:
Students who have had bass clarinet as their primary instrument in high school may play one piece on bass as long as the other is played on soprano clarinet. Students may also play their scales and sight reading on either instrument.

  1. Two works in contrasting styles
  2. Major and melodic minor scales in two octaves and a chromatic scale in three octaves, in 16th notes
  3. Sight-reading

NOTE:
Students who have had bass clarinet as their primary instrument in high school may play one piece on bass as long as the other is played on soprano clarinet. Students may also play their scales and sight reading on either instrument.

Graduate Audition Requirements:

  • Performance (M.M.)

    Candidates must exhibit the equivalent preparation to that required for the Bachelor of Music in Performance at Ithaca College and give evidence of being equipped to perform successful recitals during the period of study for the degree program.

Prepare the following for a 20-minute audition:

  1. Elements of technical preparation such as scales and arpeggios.
  2. One complete sonata, concerto, or suite.
  3. Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.
  4. Excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire.

Prepare the following for a 15-minute audition:

  1. Elements of technical preparation such as scales and arpeggios.
  2. One complete sonata, concerto, or suite.
  3. Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.