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What to prepare:

1. One accompanied standard solo, preferably a movement from a standard concerto.
For live auditions, you must bring the accompaniment to this piece. A pianist will be provided or you may bring your own.
Video audition: ALL solos (except percussion) must be recorded with accompaniment.
Percussion audition: No piano accompanied solo is needed. Instead, please prepare and submit an unaccompanied movement from a J. S. Bach suite (without repeats) performed on marimba.
Piano/Keyboard audition: No accompanied concerto is needed. Instead, please play one movement of a Beethoven sonata and a contrasting Romantic virtuoso piece.

2. Orchestral excerpts from the following required list.
* It is recommended that Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet applicants offer excerpts, when possible, on their auxiliary instruments.
** Trumpet applicants interested in performing on Rotary Trumpet in Graz, must include the Rotary Trumpet excerpt.

 

Excerpts:

Flute Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3, mm. 1-24, 328-360
Mahler: Symphony #10, mvt. V-Finale, mm. 27-45, slow solo
Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, solo
Ravel:  Daphnis et Chloe, Suite #2, Solo, mm. 176-179
Stravinsky:  Firebird Suite (1919) Variation, REH 9 to end
*Piccolo Rossini: Semiramide Overture, REH G to H, REH T to U
Shostakovich:  Symphony #8, mvt. 2, 2 before REH 53 to 5 after REH 58 (mm. 65-90 in new edition)
Oboe Ravel: Le Tombeau du Couperin, mvt. 1, mm. 1-14
Rossini:  La Scala di Seta Overture
Schubert:  Symphony #9 (C Major), mvt. 2
Strauss:  Don Juan, mm. 235-268
*English Horn Berlioz:  Roman Carnival Overture, mm. 21-37
Rossini:  William Tell Overture, solo
Clarinet Beethoven: Symphony #6, mvt. 2, mm. 69-77
Brahms:  Symphony #3, mvt. 2
Kodaly:  Dances of Galanta, mm. 31-68
Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, mm. 1-48, 95-115
Shostakovich:  Symphony #9, mvt. 3, mm. 1-17
*E-Flat Clarinet Berlioz:  Symphony Fantastique, mvt. 5, mm. 40-78
Ravel:  Daphnis et Chloe, Suite #2, mm. 200-204
*Bass Clarinet William Schumann:  Symphony #3, Toccata section solo to mm. 170
Stravinsky:  The Rite of Spring, REH 5 to 7 before REH 7, and REH 48-49
Bassoon Donizetti:  L’elisir d’amore, Una furtiva lagrima
Mozart:  Marriage of Figaro Overture, mm. 101-123, 139-171
Ravel:  Bolero, REH 2 to REH 3
Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade, mvt. 2, solo and cadenzas
Rossini:  La Gazza Ladra Overture, REH D to E
Horn Beethoven:  Symphony #3, mvt. 3 (Trio section), 2nd horn part; mm. 171-205 (solo)
Brahms:  Symphony #3, mvt. 3, mm. 98-110 (solo)
Shostakovich: Symphony #5, mvt. 1, REH 17-21 (2nd horn)
Strauss:  Ein Heldenleben, beginning to REH 6 (1st horn)
Tchaikovsky:  Symphony #5, mvt 2, mm. 9-28 (solo)
Trumpet Beethoven:  Leonore Overture #3
Mahler:  Symphony #5, mvt. 1, mm. 1-24
Ravel:  Piano Concerto in G, mvt. 1, solo
Stravinsky:  Petroushka (1947), “Ballerina’s dance”
Strauss:  Don Juan, solo OR Ein Heldenleben (Bb Trumpet only) REH 42-43;
REH 58 – 3 mm. after REH 61; REH 80 – 2 mm. before REH 83
**Rotary Trumpet Brahms: Symphony #2, mvt. 4, mm. 397-429
Trombone Mahler:  Symphony #3, mvt. 1, mm. 166-209
Mozart:  Requiem, Tuba Mirum
Rossini:  William Tell Overture, mm. 92-131
Saint-Saëns: Symphony #3, mvt. 1, REH Q to 2 bars after REH R
Wagner:  Lohengrin, Prelude to Act III, 1 bar after REH 5 to downbeat of REH 6
Bass Trombone No position currently available for bass trombone.
Tuba Berlioz:  Symphony Fantastique, mvt. 5, mm. 127-147 and 480 to the end
Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegel, 7 before REH 37 to 16 after REH 37
Wagner:  Die Meistersinger, Prelude, mm. 158-188
Wagner:  Lohengrin, Prelude to Act III
Timpani & Percussion
Note: All percussion auditions are recorded video auditions
Timpani
Beethoven:  Symphony #9, mvt. 1, 18 bars before REH S to the end
Tchaikovsky:  Symphony #4, mvt. 1, REH S to U
Snare Drum
Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade, mvt. 3, REH D to E and 4th mvt., REH P to R
Shostakovich:  Symphony #10, mvt. 2, REH 98 to the endMarimba
Bach:  Any unaccompanied Suite, one mvt., no repeats (This piece takes the place of an accompanied solo.)
Xylophone
Gershwin:  Porgy and Bess, Opening
Stravinsky: The Firebird Ballet, REH 127- 133
Tambourine
Dvorak:  Carnival Overture, from beginning to 4 mm. before REH C
Piano/Keyboard No accompanied concerto is needed. Instead, please play one movement of a Beethoven sonata and a contrasting Romantic virtuoso piece.
(See website for excerpt music.)
Copland: Appalachian Spring (REH 6 – 14; 30 – 31; 5 mm. after REH 48 – 50)
Stravinsky: Petroushka (1947) (REH 98 – 112)
Click HERE for excerpt music
Harp No positions are currently available for harpists.
Violin Mozart:  Symphony #39, mvt. 2, mm. 96-108; mvt. 4, mm. 1-41
Mozart:  Marriage of Figaro Overture, mm. 1-85, 214-265
Schumann:  Symphony #2, mvt. 2, mm. 1-48
Strauss:  Don Juan, mm. 1-40
Viola Beethoven:  Symphony #5, mvt. 2, mm. 23-37, 72-86
Brahms:  Symphony #4, mvt. 2, REH D to E
Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, mm. 17-93
Mozart:  Symphony #35 (Haffner), mvt. 4, mm. 1-37
Strauss:  Don Juan, mm. 1-40
Cello Beethoven:  Symphony #5, mvt. 3 (Scherzo), mm. 1-18, 140-213
Brahms:  Symphony #2, mvt. 2, mm. 1-15
Mozart:  Symphony #35 (Haffner), mvt. 4, mm. 134-181
Mozart:  Marriage of Figaro Overture, mm. 1-9, 156-165
Strauss:  Don Juan, Beginning to REH C, REH R to REH T
Bass Beethoven:  Symphony #5, mvt. 3, mm. 1-18, 140-213
Brahms:  Symphony #2, mvt. 1, REH E to F
Mozart:  Symphony #35 (Haffner), mvt. 4, mm. 1-37
Mozart:  Marriage of Figaro Overture, mm. 1-7, 156-164, 274-284
Strauss:  Don Juan, 1st page

updated October 17, 2022