Clarinet

Female clarinet student performs with the wind ensembles  on the Corbett Auditorium stage

CCM's competitive program offers unparalleled education in clarinet. Students have the pleasure of studying with the school's esteemed faculty of active and engaged professional performing artists.

As part of their degree requirements, all clarinet students have the unique opportunity to perform alongside their remarkable colleagues at CCM in the highest-caliber ensembles, including the school's two symphony orchestras: the CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra; two wind ensembles: the CCM Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble; and two smaller chamber ensembles: the CCM Chamber Players and Chamber Winds.

CCM offers degrees in clarinet at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Faculty

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Ronald G. Aufmann

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clarinet; CCM Prep Master Teacher, Clarinet

513-556-9540

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Ixi Chen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clarinet

513-886-2436

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Joseph Morris

Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet

513-556-3442

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Christopher Pell

Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet

513-556-3442

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Pavel Vinnitsky

Associate Professor of Clarinet

513-556-3442


Performance Studies Division Head and Staff

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James Bunte

Division Head of Performances Studies; Professor of Saxophone

513-556-0825

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Claudia C. Penn

Executive Staff Assistant

513-556-3442

CCM's admissions process begins on August 1 (undergraduate) and September 1 (graduate) for entrance in the following year's fall semester. All application materials must be submitted on or before December 1 to be considered for specific scholarship awards. Visit the CCM Admissions website for additional application instructions.

Clarinet - BM

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 3 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements
  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto: First movement exposition (or similar movement from a major concerto or sonata)
  • Two contrasting etudes from C. Rose: 32 Etudes

Audition

Audition Requirements
  • Two contrasting etudes from C. Rose: 32 Etudes
  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto: First movement exposition (or similar movement from a major concerto or sonata)
  • Orchestral excerpts:
    • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, beginning to letter B

    • Beethoven: Symphony 6, First movement measures 474-492 and Second movement measures 68-77
  • Sight reading


Clarinet - MM

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 3 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, first movement exposition (beginning-m. 154)
  • Stravinsky: Three Pieces, second movement only

Audition

Audition Requirements
  • Two solo pieces of your choice
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, K. 622, first and second movements
  • Orchestral excerpts: 
    • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream, beginning to letter B
    • Beethoven: Symphony 6, First movement measures 474- 492 and Second movement measures 68-77
    • Beethoven: Symphony 8, Menuetto (Trio), measures 48-78
  • Sight reading

Clarinet - DMA, AD

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 3 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, first movement exposition (beginning-m. 154)
  • Stravinsky: Three Pieces, second movement only

Audition

Audition Requirements
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, K. 622 (entire piece)
  • 20th or 21st-century unaccompanied work for solo clarinet 
  • First three pages of the Copland Concerto (through the end of the Cadenza) 
 
  • Orchestral excerpts: 
 
    • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream, beginning to letter B
 
    • Beethoven: Symphony 8, Menuetto (Trio), measures 48-78
    • Kodály: Dances of Gálanta
 
    • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
  • Sight reading

Located in the heart of Cincinnati, CCM is surrounded by ample professional art and music venues and productions. Home to the Cincinnati Symphony, the historic Music Hall is only minutes driving-distance from campus.

The artistic community of the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area employs many current and former CCM students as music teachers and performers in local schools, playhouses, orchestras and other arts organizations.

CCM's Talent For Hire program connects current students with a variety of local gig opportunities.


News and Events

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CCM shares spring 2023 schedule of major performances and events

November 22, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s spring 2023 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, through the CCM Box Office.

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Get to know CCM’s newest faculty/staff members and unit heads

October 17, 2022

UC’s College-Conservatory of Music welcomes six new full-time faculty members and six new staff members to its roster of distinguished performing and media arts experts this fall. In addition, the college is also welcoming five current faculty members into new leadership roles for 2022-23.

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