Fall 2012 Clarinet Auditions



Fall 2012 Clarinet Auditions
Fall 2012 Clarinet Auditions WSU clarinet student, Below is an outline of what is expected for your Fall 2012 ensemble audition. It will cover excerpts, scales, and sightreading. All music students must audition for ensemble placement. If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact me. Consult recordings and use your intuition to make informed musical decisions. Happy practicing! Dr. Scott has provided some listening links: Wagner (orchestral version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVPlkfNjTVA&feature=related Wagner (band version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGwFJNbtqf0 Borodin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkzMPZ1wHSo [6/8 excerpt starts at the beginning of the video & 4/4 excerpt starts at the 5 min mark.] -­‐Dr. Aubin [email protected] Excerpt 1: Wagner – “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin Excerpt 2: Borodin -­‐ Polovetsian Dances Scales: All major scales in two octaves at the following tempo: Freshman: quarter note = 72 Sophomore: quarter note = 84 Junior: quarter note = 104 Senior: quarter note = 120 Graduate: quarter note = 132 Chromatic Scale from low e to e above the staff. (8th notes for freshman and sophomore, 16th notes for all others at the tempos listed above) Sightreading: You will sightread an excerpt from the upcoming ensemble repertoire or something from a standard etude or method book. Wagner – “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin (Bracketed measures: Please note that the part is divided. Play the Solo Clarinet line, not the 1st clarinet line) quarter note = 50 Clarinet p2
Borodin -­ Polovetsian Dances EXCERPT #2, from Polovetsian Dances, Borodin
Dance #17. Allegro Vivo after B through C. Quarter Note = 150
EXCERPT #3, from The Tempest by Tchaikovsky
P Through Q. Quarter Notes =72