2020 March Madness Clarinet Concerti Tournament

Back by popular demand – March Madness, Jenny Clarinet style!

Last year was the battle of the orchestral excerpts, and this year it’s time to see which one of our beloved clarinet concerti is the champion!

The Jenny Clarinet March Madness tournament is a fun and interactive way to discover new clarinet concerti and revisit timeless favorites.

Here’s how it works:

I’ve modeled this March Madness bracket after the famous basketball brackets (for all you sports fans). I’ve created a bracket with 32 of the most famous concerti for clarinet, and I used a random online generator to randomly pair each clarinet concerto for the first round. Before the tournament begins on March 1, fill out the blank bracket with your guesses as to which concerto will advance and which piece you think will be voted the overall clarinet concerto champion.

Each day in March, I will post a poll on my Facebook Page at 12:00am (CST) for you to vote on your favorite concerto. (I encourage everyone to listen to each concerto in every match before casting your vote for favorite concerto.) These votes can be based on anything – which piece you prefer, which you think is more important, or completely random. Each poll will be open for 24 hours, and the concerto with the majority will advance to the next round of the tournament. The overall winner will become the unofficial 2020 clarinet concerto champion and will have bragging rights until next year!


Here’s a March Madness tournament schedule:

  • Round 1: March 1-16
  • Round 2: March 17-24
  • Round 3: March 25-28
  • Round 4 (semi-finals): March 29-30
  • Round 5 (final round): March 31

Here is the 2020 March Madness Clarinet Concerto Tournament bracket for you to print and complete.

Make sure to fill out the bracket before March Madness begins to see how closely you match the polls. Even though I created this concept, I have no idea who the winner will be. The results are left to chance and the opinion of the clarinet community, so nobody knows who will be crowned the ultimate excerpt of 2020!

Let the games begin!

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