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"This newest addition to the clarinet orchestral books available is a very welcome addition. It provides the original parts and then helps one understand how to work on them by providing edited parts that are extremely detailed and helpful. Students and professionals alike can take away much from it. The suggestions for how to approach each excerpt are practical, easy to understand, and based on extremely thoughtful musical and interpretative ideas. Mark's solutions for how to practice, what to beaware in a broader sense for each excerpt, are accessible and helpful. I hope Mark and Ben continue to write more of these books to include more and more of our important excerpts."


—Steve Cohen, Professor, Northwestern University; Former Principal Clarinet, New Orleans Symphony and Louisiana Philharmonic; Principal Clarinet, Brevard Music Center


"Comprehensive, concise, and a great tool for my students."


—Yehuda Gilad, Professor of Clarinet, Colburn School and USC Thornton

School of Music; Music Director, Colburn Orchestra


"It is the most comprehensive orchestra audition book to come out in a long time and should be a wonderful asset to anyone looking to do well in auditions."


—Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinet, New York Philharmonic; Faculty, Juilliard,

Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Institute, and Bard College


"For those of us who help prepare advanced clarinetists for orchestral careers, this will surely be an extremely valuable resource. Very fine players often come away from an orchestral audition wondering why they did not get the job or did not advance. This book offers a step-by-step method that can help gifted clarinetists form their own checklist to answer those questions. In addition to providing some of the most important audition excerpts, this book offers tips to help 'decode' those excerpts and a very focused plan for success in the next audition. I will be recommending The Audition Method to my students at the Yale School of Music."


—David Shifrin, Professor of Clarinet, Yale University


"Insightful and, most importantly, practical, The Audition Method provides the essentials that every clarinetist surely needs to play the very best orchestral audition."


Gregory Smith, Clarinetist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra


" . . . a wonderful resource for my students."


—Michael Wayne, Boston Symphony Orchestra;

Professor of Clarinet, New England Conservatory


"The Audition Method by Ben Baron and my distinguished colleague Mark Nuccio is a must for all musicians who aspire to win major orchestral clarinet auditions! This unique compendium delves deeply into several of the most important works for our instrument, sure to appear on audition repertoire lists. Drawing on Mark's knowledge, sensitivity, and vast experience playing in several of America's greatest orchestras, every detail of musical structure and instrumental execution is addressed here, and valuable exercises are presented to hone our craft. Thank you, Ben and Mark, for creating this most valuable learning tool!"


—John Bruce Yeh, Assistant Principal and Solo E-flat Clarinet,

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Artist-Faculty, Chicago

College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University


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