The clarinet institute is an outstanding opportunity for clarinet students from around the world to experience one focused week of music making, master classes, private lessons, chamber music coachings, and performing. During your time here, you will study with and hear some of the most distinguished clarinet educators and artists in the country.
With daily master classes and a focus on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts, this program will help you prepare for study at the college or conservatory level.
In master classes, you will be presented with the requisite skills essential to mastering the clarinet. You will also experience an orchestral mock audition. Other activities and topics include:
- The art of performing
- Solo competition
- Student and faculty performances
- Auditions and preparation
- Instruction and review of fundamentals
The institute concludes with a public performance.
Video file #1: Choose one movement from the pieces listed below, or choose a piece of comparable difficulty.
- Cavallini – Adagio and Tarantella
- Debussy – Premiere Rhapsody
- Mozart – Concerto
- Poulenc – Sonata (1st movement)
- Schumann – Fantasy Piece No. 1, 2 or 3
- K. Stamitz – Concerto No. 3
- von Weber – Concertino/Concerto No. 1 or 2
- Crusell - Concerto No. 3
Video file #2: Choose one movement from an additional piece.
Selections of contrasting style, and piano accompaniment when appropriate, are recommended.
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.