Studying Clarinet at Lamont

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.

  • Live Audition

    Applicants will preference their top two (2) audition dates for a live audition in Denver on the Lamont application. All auditions are approximately 20 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.

  • Applicants Unable to Travel to Denver

    While Lamont faculty prefer to have applicants audition on campus, those unable to travel to Denver for a live audition may submit an unedited video audition in lieu of the on-campus audition. Recordings received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This video should be uploaded through the Lamont application.

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate (BM and BA)

  • All major scales
  • 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

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

Graduate (MM and Certificate in Performance)

  • All major and minor scales
  • 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

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


Jeremy Reynolds with clarinet

Jeremy Reynolds

Associate Professor

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