Degree Name

Master of Music

Department or Program



Dr. Eric P Mandat


The purpose of this research paper is to provide scholarly program notes to accompany the clarinet graduate recital of Gloria Ines Orozco Dorado. This paper consists of four chapters: Chapter 1. Fantasy Pieces by Robert Schumann (1849), Chapter 2. Rrowzer! by Eric Mandat (2005), Chapter 3. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc (1962), and Chapter 4. Zarabandeo by Arturo Marquez (1995). Each chapter will provide biographical background information about the composer, a musical and structural analysis of the piece, and a discussion of some of the technical and musical challenges presented for clarinetists in each piece.