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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000349.txt from 1998/04

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Bass Clarinet Majors
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 21:16:30 -0400

On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, Shouryu Nohe wrote:

> I would have like to have been a bass major myself, but from what I've
> been told, you can't get a playing job with a bass clarinet degree. You
> can with a clarinet degree with bass emphasis, but nevertheless, bass
> clarinetists are expected to have clarinet degrees.

Sure you can get a job with a bass clarinet degree (which I have never
heard of!)....there is Kinko's, McDonald's, Menards, any good doughnut

A performance degree does not get you a performance job. I don't have a
performance degree or one in clarinet......but I have done a fair share of
professional playing in some excellent orchestras. You will get the job
if you win the audition (although a degree is sometimes necessary to be
accepted for an audition!!).

Roger Garrett

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