Clarinet students have countless performance opportunities in ensembles like symphony orchestra and opera, as well as chamber, world and contemporary groups. They study with award-winning artist Jeremy Reynolds, DMA, who has performed as a soloist and chamber musician on six continents, and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2015.
Applicants may choose to either audition in person in Denver OR submit a recorded video audition and complete a Zoom interview.
Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. You may indicate your preference for a live or virtual audition on the Lamont application. Click here to view the current year’s audition/interview dates and the full steps for how to apply.
All auditions are approximately 15 minutes in length. The applicant will choose one of their prepared works to perform. The faculty will choose the second of the prepared works and possibly an additional work as well.
Recorded Video Audition & Zoom Interview
Applicants unable to travel to Denver for a live audition may submit an unedited video audition via the Lamont application AND will complete a live Zoom interview.
The 10-minute interview will consist of a Q&A only. You will not be asked to perform.
Audition Repertoire Requirements
Undergraduate (BM and BA)
- Two (2) contrasting Rose etudes (one technical, one lyrical)
- First movement from a standard concerto, including but not limited to:
- Crusell, Concerti
- Mozart, Clarinet Concerto
- Spohr, Concerti
- Stamitz, Concerti
- Weber, Concertino (complete)
- Weber, Concerto No. 1
- Weber, Concerto No. 2
- Two (2) contrasting Rose etudes, one lyrical and one technical
Graduate (MM and Certificate in Performance)
- A complete concerto or sonata
- An unaccompanied 20th/21st Century solo
- Three (3) standard orchestral excerpts
- Same requirements as MM and certificate in performance
- Any French conservatory solo
For questions regarding audition requirements, please contact Professor Jeremy Reynolds.