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 audition materials for Fall 2018 will be announced at a later date**
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?
1) Please fill out the clarinet ensemble audition application and submit $45 application fee by May 1st, 2018. Auditions for flute ensemble will take place during regular season auditions (see audition schedule at Audition Information).
2) For your audition, please prepare:
- Chromatic Scale - full range at quarter note = 120 BPM in sixteenth notes, slurred up and tongued down
- The following excerpts: AYPO Clarinet Ensemble Audition Excerpts
- An excerpt from a solo of your choice
Non-member tuition: $750 ($400 for Spring 2018)
Clarinet Ensemble tuition is waived for musicians currently in an AYPO ensemble.