Advanced Clarinet Intensive for High School Students

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 19, 2021 to June 25, 2021
Tuition: $1,625
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

The Advanced Clarinet Intensive is an outstanding summer program for the serious, experienced clarinetist. This one-week program provides students with the opportunity to work with internationally recognized clarinetists. With an enrollment limit of 18, the focus is on personalized instruction in master classes, coachings and workshops. Students also attend faculty performances and are afforded ample individual practice time.

Master classes encompass both the art and craft of advanced clarinet playing and cover topics such as expression, tone, technique, articulation, and including the following:

  • Solo repertoire, including concerti, sonatas, other solo works from the standard literature (collaborative pianist provided for accompanied works)
  • Orchestral excerpts
  • Etudes

Additional offerings include:

  • Workshops on college auditions, practice techniques, and historical clarinets
  • Alexander technique for clarinetists class
  • 30-min private lessons

Faculty appointments for Arts Camp 2021 will be finalized in spring.

Audition Requirements

Please submit video recordings of the following:

  • Two works of contrasting style (can be two contrasting movements of the same work or two contrasting movements from different works). Accompaniment strongly encouraged.
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice.

Additional Opportunities

Applicants who submit an audition for the Advanced Clarinet Intensive may also be considered for the Clarinet Intensive

Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based program are invited to also apply to the high school summer Orchestra & Wind Ensemble program, which begins immediately after this one-week intensive.

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


Asher Carlson

Faculty, Interlochen Clarinet Institute

Third and Bass Clarinet, Venice Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Bryan Conger

Instructor of Clarinet, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Clarinet, Interlochen Arts Camp

Pavel Vinnitsky

Faculty, Interlochen Clarinet Institute

Clarinetist, New York Philharmonic; Clarinet Faculty, New York University