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The Audition Method for Clarinet - Volume 2

Ben Baron, Mark Nuccio

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As Principal Clarinet of the Houston Symphony and with his experience in the New York Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony, Mark Nuccio is one of the leading clarinetists performing today. His knowledge and insights in the repertoire will be of great value and benefit for any serious musician.

—Juraj Valčuha, Music Director
    Houston Symphony

This is an essential book for all orchestral clarinetists. It’s a treasure trove of insightful ways to prepare orchestral standards. Bravo!

—Steve Williamson, Principal Clarinet
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Another indispensable guide for aspiring and established clarinetists preparing for orchestral auditions, The Audition Method for Clarinet, Volume 2 offers even more core audition repertoire along with insight and advice from authors Mark Nuccio and Benjamin Baron.

Each excerpt is provided in three versions: the Original Part as it appears in the actual score with original markings, an Annotated Part that includes instructions written into the part to aid preparation, and an Audition Part. All annotations are carefully made in blue ink for ease of reading.

Each excerpt comes with a written guide that includes primary and secondary points of interest when preparing for an audition. A number of practice exercises are also provided with suggested methods for overcoming specific challenges in each excerpt.

On its own or as a companion to the first volume, The Audition Method for Clarinet, Volume 2 is truly an invaluable aid to all clarinetists preparing for the audition experience.

Repertoire: Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, movement II • Kodály: Dances of Galánta • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 • Puccini: Tosca • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade • Stravinsky: Firebird • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

Mark Nuccio has been the Principal Clarinetist of the Houston Symphony since 2016. Prior to that, he was Associate Principal Clarinet with the New York Philharmonic for seventeen years and held positions in Pittsburgh, Denver, Savannah, and Florida. He is currently on faculty at the Frost School of Music (University of Miami) and was previously at Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College, and Duquesne University. Mark Nuccio is a performing Artist/Clinician for Buffet Music Group and an Advising and Performing Artist and Clinician for D’Addario Woodwinds.

Benjamin Baron’s career highlights include performances with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, a European tour with the London Winds, and guest principal appearances with the American Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Symphony. Currently the Woodwind Department Coordinator at Montclair State University, Baron previously taught at Lehman College and was in residence at New York University with the Quintet of the Americas. He is an Artist/Clinician for Buffet Crampon and D’Addario Woodwinds.

Categories: Method, Professional Development, Skill Building

Number of Pages: 130

Format: Spiral