July 10-26, 2020

Audition Repertoire

VIOLIN

Solo of Choice

MENDELSSOHN: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo m.17-99)

STRAUSS: Don Juan (Beginning to 9 measures before Rehearsal D)

VIOLA
Solo of Choice

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, Mvt. I (Allegro non troppo until 6 after Reh. C)
STRAUSS:  Don Juan: (Measures 1-8, and pickup to 2 Measures before Rehearsal A to Rehearsal B)

CELLO
Solo of Choice

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5, Mvt II (Measures 1-10, 49-60, 98-106)
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (Beginning through #5)

BASS
Solo of Choice

BEETHOVEN:  Symphony 5:  Movement III - Measures 140-218 (no repeat)
MOZART: Symphony 35 - Movement 1 - measures 13-48
BRAHMS: Symphony 1 - Movement 1 - measures 161-189

FLUTE

Solo of Choice

PROKOFIEV:  Classical Symphony, Movement IV: 2 measures before [A] to [D]
DEBUSSY: L’apres-midi d’un faune (Afternoon of a faun)-Beginning until Reh 3

PICCOLO (Required of all applicants)

RAVEL: Ma Mere L’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) Movement III: [1] to 5 measures after [3]

OBOE
Solo of Choice

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 (second movement: 8-16, 36-56)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 (third movement:  80-115, 205-220)

ENGLISH HORN (Optional)

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (14 measures before Reh 1 to 3 measures after Reh 1)


CLARINET
Solo of Choice

KODALY: Dances from Galanta (Measures 31 to 65)

MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo: beginning–B)

E-FLAT CLARINET (Optional)

Ravel: Boléro (3-4)

BASS CLARINET (Optional)

Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite ("On the Trail": 2–3)

BASSOON

Solo of Choice

MOZART: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro (139–171)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt: measure 5 to Letter A, cadenzas)

CONTRABASSOON (Optional)

Excerpt of choice

HORN

Solo of Choice

MENDELSSOHN: Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opening Solo)

STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel, Op. 28 (Beginning-Reh 1)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt.: low tutti)

TRUMPET

Solo of Choice

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade)
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (Ballerina’s Dance)

TROMBONE

Solo of Choice

RAVEL: Bolero (Rehearsal 10-Rehearsal 11)

WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries

BASS TROMBONE
Solo of Choice

ROSSINI: William Tell Overture (storm scene)
WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries

TUBA
Solo of Choice

GERSHWIN: American in Paris (#67 - #68)
RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome (#11 to #14; 13 measures after #14 to Largamente for 10 measures)

HARP
Solo of Choice

BRITTEN: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variation I)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol (Rehearsal S for 12 measures)

TIMPANI
DELECLOUSE: Etudes for Timpani (Etude #9)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 (1st Mvt: 18 before Rehearsal S to end)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 (1st Mvt: 2 measures before Rehearsal T to 3 measures before Rehearsal U)

PERCUSSION

Please perform all excerpts:

MARIMBA

Solo of Choice

XYLOPHONE

GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (Opening)

BELLS

DUKAS: L’apprenti Sorcier (Reh 17-24, 52-53)
 
SNARE DRUM

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf, op. 67 (Reh 49-51)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade (4th Mvt.: P–R)