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.

Clarinet section rehearses with Lamont Symphony Orchestra

Auditions

Applicants may choose to either audition in person in Denver OR submit a recorded video audition. 

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 dates and the full steps for how to apply.

  • In-Person Audition Requirements
    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.

    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

     

    Undergraduate (Minor)
    • 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

     

    Artist Diploma
    • Same requirements as MM and certificate in performance
    • Any French conservatory solo

     

    Review Requirements for Certificate in Orchestral Studies

    For questions regarding audition requirements, please contact Professor Jeremy Reynolds.

  • Video Audition Requirements
    Applicants unable to travel to Denver for a live audition may submit a video audition via the Lamont application. Repertoire may be recorded separately in multiple takes; editing within each take is prohibited.

    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

     

    Undergraduate (Minor)
    • 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

     

    Artist Diploma
    • Same requirements as MM and certificate in performance
    • Any French conservatory solo

     

    Review Requirements for Certificate in Orchestral Studies

    For questions regarding audition requirements, please contact Professor Jeremy Reynolds.

Faculty

 
Jeremy Reynolds with clarinet

Jeremy Reynolds

Professor, Clarinet

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  • Jeremy Reynolds

    Jeremy Reynolds performs with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra.

  • clarinet student
  • Richard Stoltzman

    Guest artist Richard Stoltzman during a master class.

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