Texas 2013-2014 All-State Audition Music for Soprano and Low Clarinets

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Yesterday, the official audition materials for the Texas 2013-2014 All-State Band Auditions were posted at TMEA.org. [I now live and teach in Texas.] The materials for all band instruments (including soprano and low clarinets) are available HERE.  Also, below is the audition information for soprano and low clarinets. Included in the official listing are short performance guides and some errata.

I’ve already started to break down the audition music for private lessons, all-state clinics and such. Here’s a couple of very quick practice tips to get started:

Work on tonguing every day. Check out my “Betty” post.

Practice counting in eighth notes, i.e. twice as slow, where one eight note gets one beat, one quarter note gets two counts, etc.

Go slow and learn the rhythm correctly the first time and every time.

Dynamics, dynamics, dynamics every step of the way! Check out my ADD BOLD DYNAMICS! post.

ClarinetMike says, “Challenge yourself to pursue genuine excellence! Have fun and ‘get into it!'”

Soprano Clarinets

Selected Studies for Clarinet, H. Voxman, Rubank – Hal Leonard

Performance Guide

Etude 1:
Page 17, G Minor, Allegro
Tempo: Dotted quarter note 64 – 70
Play: Beginning to end
Errata: none

Etude 2:
Page 31, Ab Major, Allegro moderato
Tempo: Quarter note 84 – 90
Play: Beginning to end
Errata: The slur in m.20 should begin on the second sixteenth note of beat one. The a tempo marking in m.31 starts on the second sixteenth note of beat two.

Etude 3:
Page 16, G Minor, Adagio (in 6)
Tempo: Eighth note 84 – 90
Play: Beginning to end
Errata: Articulation in Ms. 32-33 should be the same as the first two measures.
Ms. 30 (in cadenza) – the next to the last beat should begin with C natural, not C#.


Low Clarinets

Artistic Studies, Book 1 – From the French School, David Hite, Southern Music Company

Performance Guide

Etude 1:
Page 58, 32 Etudes, 12
Tempo: Quarter note 76 – 88
Play: Beginning to end
Errata: Ms. 27 – slur the last two notes (making the entire measure slur-two)

Etude 2:
Page 52, G Major, 32 Etudes, 6
Tempo: Quarter note 80 – 96
Play: Beginning to end
Errata: Take NO repeats

Etude 3:
Page 49, 32 Etudes, 3
Tempo: Quarter note 50 – 56
Play: Beginning to end
Errata: none

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2017. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, clarinetmike.wordpress.com-viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page, clarinetmike.com, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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2 Responses to Texas 2013-2014 All-State Audition Music for Soprano and Low Clarinets

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