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 Re: How good do you have to be?
Author: Hank Lehrer 2017
Date:   2018-01-17 18:58

J-MB,

While you have gotten suggestions about attending Interlochen and even studying with David Shifrin, IMHO you need to get an opinion on your playing ability from either a current symphony clarinetist or a university clarinet professor.

In NE Ohio, you could contact the clarinet professor at either Oberlin, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland State University, Baldwin-Wallace, Kent State, Youngstown University, or University of Akron. All are probably within a reasonable drive of your location. Any of these individuals could easily tell you if you have what it takes to proceed; many of these individuals currently hold orchestra chairs.

To get an unbiased appraisal now of your clarinet performance ability and to see if your expectations are reasonable will save you much frustration and heartbreak down the road. One other possibility would be for you to prepare a Class A clarinet solo for the OMEA Contest. To come away with a Superior rating with glowing remarks is your goal. Have you entered the OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest in the past? If so, what did you play and what was your rating?

HRL



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