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Clarinet Institute

Key Information

U-M Faculty Director: Professor Chad Burrow


Applications not available for summer 2015


MPulse Clarinet Institute will return in 2016 upon the completion of the E. V. Moore Building renovation and expansion. We can't wait to see you in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance's beautiful new facilities next summer!



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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




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


  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Recorded Audition Upload




Performance (Upload)
Upload 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.

"My experience at MPulse was outstanding because I was able to completely focus on bettering myself as a musician and was constantly surrounded by others- students, teachers, and counselors- who shared my passion for music."
Rachel, Clarinet 2014, TX
clarinet soloist Chamber ensemble with clarinet Clarinet Institute Clarinet students

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