Keith Lemmons, 505-277-2126,

ABOUT MR. LEMMONS: Click HERE to read about Professor Lemmons.
RECORDINGS: To see a list of recordings available from Professor Lemmons, click HERE. The numerous recordings include a wide variety of solo, chamber music and woodwind quintet repertoire.


You have found the webpage for the UNM Clarinet Studio.

This page contains information regarding the studio, application and scholarship information. If you are interested in pursuing a degree at UNM in Clarinet you can request information with our fill in form. You can also get information by calling or writing Keith Lemmons, Professor of Applied Clarinet.

The UNM clarinet studio is made up of Undergraduates and Graduate students from around the country. Most are perfomance majors and are very active in ensembles, both large and small, as well as individual solo work. We have many opportunities for performance at UNM. Besides the symphony orchestra and Wind Symphony there are clarinet choirs, quartets, woodwind quintets and ample opportunity for chamber work.

applied music instruction

Applied Music is the term for studio instruction in a particular instrument or voice, or in conducting or composition. Lessons in these areas are available under course numbers with the prefix APMS. These are available to non-music majors by audition, subject to available studio space and department resources; priority is given to music majors and minors. Enrollment in Applied Music requires instructor permission; before enrolling, you must contact the instructor and perform an audition if necessary.

Please refer to your degree plan to find which course numbers are appropriate for you. Consult with the applied instructor for advisement on appropriate level. Lessons are scheduled with the instructor on an arranged basis. For information on what course number you should enroll in for Applied Music, please click here: "EXPLANATION OF APPLIED MUSIC COURSE NUMBERS".

Applied Clarinet Lesson Grading Policy and Procedures

Lessons will focus on solo repertoire, chamber music, technique, etudes/excerpts and pedagogical aspects. You must demonstrate good intonation and tone, technical mastery, excellent rhythm, color, dynamics, style and emotion. Also, the amount of assigned material covered in the lesson is extremely important.

Graduate Scholarships

We are now offering graduate scholarships for clarinetists: Awards are offered to outstanding students wishing to pursue the Master of Music in Performance or Music Education. Scholarships are awarded for performance in the UNM Wind Symphony and UNM Symphony Orchestra and cover the full cost of tuition (excluding special course fees).

Course of Study for the Clarinet

This course of study should not be considered absolute or set in stone, as there will always be exceptions to the rule. Consequently, substitutions and/or additions will be appropriate when prior approval has been obtained from me. This compilation includes works for clarinet solo, clarinet with piano, clarinet solo with orchestra/band, etudes/methods, and orchestral audition repertoire. The works chosen represent an extreme range of difficulty, compositional styles, nationalities and historical periods. There may be overlapping choices of literature at each level, when certain repertoire has not previously been done. This will enable the student to become acutely aware and extremely knowledgeable about a logical and balanced understanding of the clarinet literature. One should always continue to use remedial and developmental material (such as workbooks, etudes and methods) when incorporating a practice routine of consequence.

Repertoire List

This is a compilation of what I consider are the most important works of clarinet concertos, two clarinet concertos/with piano, sonatas, sonatinas, clarinet and piano, unaccompanied, chamber music (duos, trios, quartets, quintets, with voice and miscellaneous). This list should be used in combination with The University of New Mexico Course of Study for the Clarinet.
Continue reading "REPERTOIRE LIST."

master classes

Click HERE for a list of artists who have given master classes for the clarinet studio at the University of New Mexico.



Last updated on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:04 PM



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