Eastman Clarinet Online Workshop

WKS 435
Eastman Clarinet Online Workshop

UPDATE (May 18, 2021): This course has been cancelled for 2021.

June 28-July 2, 2021 / Monday-Friday, times TBA

Michael Wayne, director; Professor of Clarinet, Eastman School of Music
Daily guest presenters for special topic discussions (schedule below)

The Eastman Clarinet Online Workshop is an intensive, informative and supportive environment for advanced high school clarinet players who are looking to continue their studies at the collegiate level.   

Each day will include 3 hours of interactive instruction, including:

  • Faculty-led warm-up classes
  • Masterclasses
  • Two 30-minute lessons with faculty during the week
  • Special topic discussions:

How To Apply: 

A video audition is required for performer admission to the online workshop.  Repertoire will consist of 2 contrasting Rose etudes to be chosen by the applicant.  Recordings are due May 15, 2021 (new deadline). See audition instructions, below.

The workshop is also open to auditors, who will have access to the special topic discussions, masterclasses, and faculty-led warm-up classes. Auditors will not perform in masterclasses or receive private lessons. No audition is required to attend as an auditor.

Faculty concert: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. EDT (from Hatch Recital Hall)

Participant: $450 / noncredit     WKS 435-1       
Auditor: $200 / noncredit     WKS 435-2             



  • A current copy of your music résumé
  • Audition Recording
    • Two contrasting Rose etudes (your choice)

Click on the link at the bottom of this page to use our online Audition Form.

Audition video instructions:

All applicants must submit separate video links for each piece on the audition list.

All videos must conform to the following format:

  • Camera facing directly at the applicant (no side-facing videos)
  • Camera 5-15 feet from student, clearly showing you and your instrument
  • Uploaded to YouTube for ease of transmitting (unlisted links suggested; public links okay; private links don’t work)

Please send video links together in one Word document as shown in the example template below (do not forward individual videos to the Summer@Eastman office). Links should be “active” so that videos can be viewed directly from your document; you may wish to test this before submitting your audition.

Application material templates:

You may use an existing résumé if you already have one set up. These templates are provided in case you need help putting information together.

Audition Video Links

Please follow this format (or very similar) for your application materials.

There is no fee to audition for this workshop. Auditions will be reviewed and decisions announced after the May 15 deadline.

Audition deadline: Please send your résumé and recordings by May 15, 2021.

Interested clarinetists may contact Michael Wayne directly with any questions: mwayne@esm.rochester.edu