Sharon Bonneau, Director
Under the direction of Sharon Bonneau, the Clarinet Ensemble rehearses weekly on Mondays from 7:00-8:30pm at Kilmer Middle School (8100 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182) and performs several times a season. Its repertoire includes arrangements for clarinet ensemble as well as original works. Clarinet Ensemble is open both to current AYPO members and non-members. Clarinet ensemble runs from January to June.
How to apply
For musicians who plan to audition for AYCO, AYSO, or AYP, indicate your interest while filling out your general audition application. A separate audition for Clarinet Ensemble is not needed. Musicians should follow the audition requirements for the regular full orchestras here.
Just interested in Clarinet Ensemble’s 19-20 Season?
1) Please fill out the clarinet ensemble audition application and submit $45 application fee by December 1, 2019.
2) Submit a video audition YouTube link by December 1, 2019, following these general guidelines.
3) For your audition, please prepare:
Chromatic Scale - full range at quarter note = 120 BPM in sixteenth notes, slurred up and tongued down
Two contrasting excerpts (one melodic, one technical) from etudes/solos of your choice. All-District and/or SRO audition prepared etudes are acceptable choices. Not to exceed 4 minutes total in length.
Non-member tuition: $425
Clarinet Ensemble tuition is waived for musicians currently in an AYPO ensemble.