UTC Clarinet Competition and Festival

This December, UTC is hosting an online clarinet festival and competition with prizes awarded by Buffet & Company. The event will feature an All-State etude competition, master class on All State auditions, three interviews with guest artists and clinicians Brian Corbin, Andrea Levine, and Matt Vance, and a performance.

Date: Saturday, December 5
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST
Location: ONLINE. After registering, you will receive a link to stream the event live. Registration form is located at the bottom of the page

The Competition

This event includes a digital etude competition, geared towards helping students prepare for their All State auditions. Competition winners will receive awards from Buffet & Crampon’s ICON line of professional clarinet accessories. The competition will be judged the week before the virtual event, and winners will be announced during the event. In order to submit an audition recording, read the below information about eligibility, audition music, and submission deadlines.

Cost

Free

Eligibility

To compete, you must be enrolled in a Tennessee middle school or high school.

Audition Requirements

To audition, video-record yourself performing your region’s senior clinic audition etudes. Audition etudes can be found on your region’s Band and Orchestra Association website, linked below, or you can get it from your band director. If you are in the tenth grade or below, you are welcome and encouraged to compete, but you must perform the senior clinic music, for 11th and 12th graders.

For All East Music, Click HERE
For Mid-State Music, Click HERE.
For All-West Music, Click HERE

If music is not yet posted on your region’s website, check the website regularly or ask your band director.

Deadline

The deadline for submission of your audition videos is Wednesday, November 25, 11:59 pm.

Submit Audition Materials

To submit audition materials, upload videos of your recordings to YouTube as Unlisted Videos. Combine them into a playlist, and submit a link to your playlist in the form below.

Submission Form

Register

Deadline: To register, submit your information in the form below by Friday, October 30, at 11:59 pm.

Registration Form

After registering, you may submit competition audition videos by November 25th. You are not required to compete in order to attend. After registering, you will receive a link to attend the event remotely Click here to email Dr. Kies if you have any questions or concerns.