of The Johns Hopkins University
Alexander Fiterstein is Professor of Clarinet and Chair of Winds at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
Through comprehensive excellent education, the Peabody Institute nurtures talent and creativity; provides aspiring musicians with the skills to sustain professional careers; fosters lifelong involvement in music and dance; and prepares students in artistic performance at the highest level, providing inspiration and enlightenment to regional, national and international communities.
Undergraduate clarinet auditioners should prepare:
- Mozart Concerto in A major, K. 622, slow movement
and one of the following:
- Weber Concerto No 1 in F minor, 1st or 3rd movement
- Weber Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, 1st or 3rd movement
- Mozart Concerto in A major, K. 622, 1st or 3rd movement
- Weber Concertino, Op 26
- May include any standard repertoire piece which best represents their performance level and technical proficiency
The graduate repertoire in clarinet is patterned after a typical undergraduate senior recital. In order to provide some latitude, the requirements are not dictated. However, you must prepare sufficient material to perform a full solo recital containing works which show a diversity of periods and styles.
In addition to those general requirements, graduate students should include several contrasting orchestral excerpts of the applicants’ choice.
AD applicants in clarinet must prepare a program of no less than 70 minutes duration, representing at least three style periods and including at least two large-scale works.