Picking repertoire for your college clarinet audition can be stressful, especially for students who do not have the guidance of a private teacher. With the thousands of available options, how can a young student be sure which piece will make the best impression? If you want to demonstrate proficiency, and an impressive knowledge of repertoire, consider performing works by the following women composers:
Historically, music publishers disproportionately ignored the music of women composers. Consequently, an unknown number of manuscripts have fallen into obscurity. The following women reportedly composed music for the clarinet, but the locations of their manuscripts are unknown. It is my hope that one day, these scores will materialize in full, for the benefit of clarinetists everywhere.