High School Clarinet Institute

The clarinet institute provides an opportunity for high school students to work with renowned clarinet artists from the United States and around the world. Students will participate in daily master-classes and will be presented with all the requisite skills that are essential to the mastery of clarinet playing. Clarinet students will also have an opportunity to participate in a solo competition, an orchestral mock audition and in the final student concert of the institute.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 14, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Tuition: $1,075
Age range: Grades 9-12

Summer 2014 programs have concluded, but we'd love to have you join us next year! Join our mailing list, and you'll be among the first to know about summer 2015 programs.

Activities and topics include:

  • Master classes on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts
  • The Art of performing
  • Solo competition
  • Orchestral mock audition
  • Faculty performances
  • Student performances

Audition Requirements

Video file #1: Choose one movement from a piece listed in the suggested audition repertoire list, or choose a piece of comparable difficulty.

Video file #2: Choose one movement from an additional piece.

Selections of contrasting style, and piano accompaniment when appropriate, are recommended.

Additional Opportunities

Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based experience are invited to also apply for the high school orchestra and wind ensemble program, which takes place immediately following the one-week clarinet institute. Students are welcome to attend both in succession.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a clarinet major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.

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Alexander Fiterstein

Faculty, Interlochen Clarinet Institute

Assistant Professor of Clarinet, University of Minnesota - School of Music

Burt Hara

Faculty, Interlochen Clarinet Institute

Associate Principal Clarinet, Los Angeles Philharmonic