“Insightful and, most importantly, practical, The Audition Method provides the essentials that every clarinetist surely needs to play the very best orchestral audition.”
—Gregory Smith, Clarinetist
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Audition Method for Clarinet is for aspiring and established clarinetists looking to win orchestral auditions. Clarinetists can use this book throughout the entire process of preparing for an audition, including at the audition itself.
In this volume Benjamin Baron, in collaboration with Mark Nuccio, provide core clarinet audition repertoire in three versions: the excerpt as it appears in the real part, an annotated version, and a version to use in the audition. All annotations are carefully made in blue ink for ease of reading.
Nuccio and Baron provide detailed information about preparing for each piece, as well as primary and secondary points of interest when preparing an audition. They also provide a number of practice exercises aimed at overcoming specific challenges of each excerpt.
The Audition Method is truly an invaluable aid that has the potential to transform and improve the entire audition experience.
Mozart Clarinet Concerto; Beethoven Symphony no. 4, II and no. 4, IV; Beethoven Symphony no. 6, I, no. 6, II, and no. 6, III; Beethoven Symphony no. 8, III; Brahms Symphony no. 3, I Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2; Brahms no. 3, II; Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Respigi Pines of Rome, III; Rimsky-Kosakov Capriccio Espagnole, I, III, and IV; Schubert Symphony No. 8, II; Shostakovitch Symphony no. 9, II and no. 9, III.
Mark Nuccio joined the New York Philharmonic in 1999 as Associate Principal and Solo E-flat Clarinetist. He served as Acting Principal Clarinet with the New York Philharmonic for four years from 2009-2013. Nuccio is a D’Addario Advising Artist & Clinician and a Performing Artist/Clinician for Buffet Music Group.
Benjamin Baron has performed with many of New York’s finest ensembles. As an educator, he serves as the director of instrumental music at Manhattan’s Calhoun School, and is an adjunct associate professor at Lehman College, City University of New York. Baron is a D’Addario Performing Artist and an Artist/Clinician for Buffet Music Group.