Report by Amanda McCandless with assistance from Robyn Jones, coordinator
On Friday, August 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., the International Clarinet Association held its Orchestral Audition Competition in Inge Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of Kansas. Eleven people submitted recordings for the preliminary round, which was judged by Steve Cohen (Northwestern University), Anthony Costa (Penn State University), and Bil Jackson (Vanderbilt University). The finalists who were selected to compete at ClarinetFest® were Christine Bellomy, Matthew Casazza, Aileen Razey and Ivan Hernandez. The judges for the final round were Jonathan Gunn, Jonathan Holden and Bil Jackson.
The contestants performed excerpts from the following works (in this order):