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Clarinet Institute

Key Information

U-M Faculty Director: William King

Guest Faculty Director: Ellen Breakfield-Glick

July 6 - 19, 2014

Session Fee: $1,820

Priority Deadline: February 14

Description

This session will focus on developing strong fundamentals, improving tone production, and enhancing technical skills. Class offerings include:

  • Private lessons
  • Master classes
  • Etude and solo repertoire
  • Chamber music
  • Introduction to orchestral excerpts
  • Individual warm-ups
  • College audition preparation
  • Theory/musicianship classes

 

Application

The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Audition Upload

Audition

Performance (Upload)

Submit a 3-5 minute long recorded audition of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment (for example, a piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival, an etude, or an excerpt from something being played at school). The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills. You will be provided with an upload link following your online application submission.

Recommendation (Upload)

(Optional) You may have one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) assess your work in a letter of recommendation. In addition to your musical abilities, the letter may discuss your personal characteristics such as initiative, dependability, and your commitment to increasing your musical skills. To invite a recommender, submit your recommender's email address, when prompted, on the audition upload link. Once you submit your audition (by selecting Final Submit), the recommender will receive a notification and link to use for sending your confidential recommendation. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.

Admissions

Priority deadline for all application/audition materials is February 14, 2014. Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 28, 2014.   

Late applications may be accepted while space is available, however priority will be given to applications received by the priority deadline. Admission and notification after the priority deadline will be on a rolling basis.

Decisions will not be given by phone.

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"I learned more than I thought was possible about my instrument and discovered more than I could have imagined about myself. Thank you for a truly inspiring and motivating experience."
Emily, Clarinet 2011, CO

 

MPulse 2012 Chamber Clarinet
“The clarinet institute exceeded my expectations. The instructors pushed me, and I grew more than I ever thought I would.”
Amy, Clarinet 2012, MI

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