Post by kalookakoo on Apr 29, 2010 20:11:17 GMT -5
"Prospective members should prepare an approximately one-minute selection of music. This piece may be an etude, a concert piece or marching music. If you do not have a selection prepared, we will have music for you to play. "
Obviously you do not want to have your audition based on sight reading. I play the clarinet, and play pretty well for someone who has never taken private lessons, though I'm no musical genius.
It all depends on what you are auditioning for. If it is a concert band/orchestra position or a marching band and what age bracket. If it is a concert band, or orchestra, high school or just entering collage, I would get a copy of Eb & Bb Clarinet CELEBRATED METHOD FOR CLARINET (Klose/Bellison).
The following is from the Alabama Bandmasters Association web site…
HIGH SCHOOL 2011 ALL-STATE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL WIND INSTRUMENTS AND STRING BASSES, RED, WHITE, AND BLUE BAND….. … All scales in eighth notes, MM quarter note = 120 Eb & Bb SOPRANO CLARINET REQUIREMENTS Chromatic Scale From low E to high G above the staff Prepared Studies No. 1 Page 146, “Rondo”, TOP LINE. Play from the beginning to FINE in 4th measure in top line of page 147. MM Dotted Quarter note = 76 No. 2 Page 183, Exercise No. 11 “Adagio”. Play top part of duet from beginning to page 184, line 1, measure 2, beat 1 (3rd line Bb). MM Eighth note = 120 No. 3 Page 218, Exercise No. 2 “Allegro non troppo”. Play from beginning to line 7, measure 3, quarter note”G”. MM Quarter note = 92
Any one of the three should work. Make sure to have a copy with you for the adjudicator(s). You may find something you like even better in the Klose book.
“When I was in Band I marched with an 18 x 36 inch Bass Drum with ½ inch straps for a harness, marching double time, 2 miles, back and forth to the stadium, uphill, BOTH ways, while playing 16th notes at a time of 1 quarter note = 189.”
Post by altoclarinets on May 6, 2010 18:50:51 GMT -5
Get a copy of Artistic Studies for Clarinet- Book One (Rose Studies) by David Hite. Etudes earlier in the book are generally easier; pick a good length selection from a contrasting work. This is kind of the canonical clarinet etude book... other good ones include Selected Studies (Voxman), 20 Grand Concert Studies (or some such matter... Rose) and Selected Studies for Alto and Bass Clarinet (Weissenborn, adapted. Despite the title, it's also appropriate for Bb players.)
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