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Important Information
  • Fellowships and scholarships are available to full-session applicants. Click here to learn more about our Fellowships and Financial Assistance. 
  • Applicants should submit the financial aid form for access to all funding opportunities.
  • VIDEO audition recordings are required.
  • Applicants interested in a clarinet fellowship must submit the additional E-flat clarinet repertoire.
  • Applicants interested in a bass clarinet fellowship must submit the additional bass clarinet repertoire.
  • Students under the age of 18 do not play in orchestra but may take private lessons and participate in chamber music.
Fees & Deadlines
Deadline: January 5, 2023
Application open September 15, 2022

Application Fee

$30 September 15–October 15, 2022
$60 October 16–December 15, 2022
$110 December 16, 2022–January 5, 2023
Teaching Faculty

Clarinet

Faculty residencies may vary.

ORCHESTRAL OPPORTUNITIES

The Aspen Music Festival and School clarinet department offers the opportunity to play premier assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. For details on the student orchestral experience, please see the Orchestra/Instrumental program page. 

Note: It is expected that all clarinet students will share the B-flat, A, E-flat, and bass clarinet responsibilities/opportunities at Aspen. Please bring these instruments if you have one.

Please see our Fellowships and Financial Assistance page to learn more about our many fellowship and scholarship opportunities.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

HOW TO APPLY 

APPLICATION OPEN SEPTEMBER 15

  • Resume required
  • Two letters of recommendation encouraged but not required

 

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

STANDARD CLARINET REPERTOIRE

All clarinet applicants must submit the required standard clarinet repertoire in a total of 8 INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS. Each excerpt should be recorded on a separate track. Do not include your name in the video title or description.

  • MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622; beginning to m. 127
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68, I. Allegro ma non troppo; solo, m. 418–438
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68, II. Andante molto moto; solo, m. 68–77
  • MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 61, Scherzo; m. 1–48
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3; 1st movement, m. 36-47
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol, op. 34; 3rd movement, 11 m. after K to end
  • RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2; 3 m. before Reh. 213 to end
  • COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto; Cadenza
     

SECOND AND E-FLAT CLARINET FELLOWSHIP CONSIDERATION

To be considered for second clarinet/E-flat clarinet, the following works must also be submitted in 6 additional INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS. Do not include your name in the video title or description.

  • RAVEL: Bolero; Reh. 3 to Reh. 4
  • BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, op. 14; 5th movement, Allegro, for 26 measures; Reh. 63 to 5 m. after Reh. 64
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47; 2nd movement, Reh. 49 to 5 m. after Reh. 50 and Reh. 53 to 1 m. after Reh. 54
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 54; 2nd movement, Reh. 34 to Reh. 37
  • RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major; 1st movement, Reh. 18 to Reh. 19 and 9 m. before Reh. 35 to Reh. 35; and 3rd movement, Reh. 1 to 6 m. after Reh. 1
  • RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloë, Suite No. 2; 1 m. before Reh. 157 to Reh. 161, Reh. 200 to 6 m. after Reh. 203, and Reh. 214 to 4 m. after Reh. 220
     

As of September 2022, the second/E-flat clarinet fellowship positions are not available for 2023. However, applicants are encouraged to submit materials for consideration in the event a position becomes available.

BASS CLARINET FELLOWSHIP CONSIDERATION

To be considered for bass clarinet, the following works must also submitted in 4 additional INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS. Do not include your name in the video title or description.

  • MEYERBEER: Les Huguenots; 5th Act, cadenza starting on clarion F
  • WILLIAM SCHUMAN: Symphony No. 3; toccata section solo to m. 170
  • KHACHATURIAN: Piano Concerto; 2nd movement solo, 220 to low C
  • GROFÉ: Grand Canyon Suite; section 3, "On the Trail," from Reh. 2 to Reh. 3
     

As of November 2022, one bass clarinet fellowship position is available for 2023.

 

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