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Please prepare:

    1. One accompanied standard solo, preferably a movement from a standard concerto.
      Please note: the piano accompaniment requirement is waived for 2021 orchestra auditions.

      For Personal Auditions, you must bring the accompaniment to this piece. An accompanist will be provided or you may bring your own.
      Recorded auditions: 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 JS 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
Bizet:  Carmen, Entr’acte, solo
Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, solo
Ravel:  Daphnis et Chloe, Suite #2, Solo, mm. 176-179
Stravinsky:  Firebird Suite (1919) Variation, rehearsal 9 to end
*Piccolo Rossini: Semiramide Overture, Letter G to H, Letter T to U
Shostakovich:  Symphony #8, 2nd Mvt., 2 before 53 to 5 after 58 (mm. 65-90 in new edition)
Oboe Ravel: Le Tombeau du Couperin, 1st Mvt., mm. 1-14
Rossini:  La Scala di Seta Overture
Schubert:  Symphony #9 (C Major), 2nd Mvt.
Strauss:  Don Juan, mm. 235-268
*English Horn Berlioz:  Roman Carnival Overture, mm. 21-37
Rossini:  William Tell Overture, solo
Clarinet Beethoven:  Symphony #8 (trio) no repeats
Brahms:  Symphony #3, 2nd Mvt.
Kodaly:  Dances of Galanta, mm. 31-68
Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, mm. 1-48, 95-115
Shostakovich:  Symphony #9, 3rd Mvt., mm. 1-17
*E-Flat Clarinet Berlioz:  Symphony Fantastique, 5th Mvt., mm. 40-78
Ravel:  Daphnis et Chloe, Suite #2, mm. 200-204
*Bass Clarinet William Schumann:  Symphony #3, Toccata section solo to m. 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, #2 to #3
Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade, 2nd Mvt., solo and cadenzas
Rossini:  La Gazza Ladra Overture, Letter D to E
French Horn Beethoven:  Symphony #3, 3rd Mvt. (Trio section), 2nd horn part; mm. 171-205 (solo)
Beethoven:  Symphony #9, 3rd Mvt., 4th horn part; mm. 83-98
Brahms:  Symphony #3, 3rd Mvt., mm. 98-110 (solo)
Strauss:  Ein Heldenleben, beginning to Reh. 6 (1st horn part)
Tchaikovsky:  Symphony #5, 2nd Mvt, mm. 9-28 (solo)
Trumpet Beethoven:  Leonore Overture #3
Mahler:  Symphony #5, 1st Mvt., mm. 1-24
Ravel:  Piano Concerto in G, 1st Mvt., 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, 4th Mvt, mm. 397- 429
Trombone Mahler:  Symphony #3, 1st Mvt., mm. 166-209
Mozart:  Requiem, Tuba Mirum
Rossini:  William Tell Overture, mm. 92-131
Schumann:  Symphony #3, 4th Mvt., mm. 1-8
Wagner:  Lohengrin, Prelude to the Third Act
Bass Trombone Rossini:  William Tell Overture, mm. 92-131
Schumann:  Symphony #3, 4th Mvt., mm. 1-18
Strauss:  Ein Heldenleben, “Battle scene”: 3 mm. before Reh. 62 – 9 mm. after Reh. 6
Wagner:  Das Rheingold, Entrance of the Gods, last 15 mm.
Tuba Berlioz:  Symphony Fantastique, 5th Mvt., mm. 127-147 and 480 to the end
Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegel, 7 before #37 to 16 after #37
Wagner:  Die Meistersinger, Prelude, mm. 158-188
Wagner:  Lohengrin, Prelude to the Third Act
Timpani & Percussion
Note: All percussion auditions are recorded auditions
Timpani
Beethoven:  Symphony #9, 1st Mvt., 18 bars before S to the end
Tchaikovsky:  Symphony #4, 1st Mvt., Reh. S to U
Snare Drum
Rimsky-Korsakov:  Scheherazade, 3rd Mvt., D to E and 4th Mvt., P to R
Shostakovich:  Symphony #10, 2nd Mvt., Reh. 98 to the end
Marimba
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 Letter C
Piano/Keyboard No accompanied concerto is needed. Instead, please play one movement of a Beethoven sonata and a contrasting Romantic virtuoso piece.
Copland: Appalachian Spring (Reh. 6 – 14; 30 – 31; 5 mm. after 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, 2nd Mvt., mm. 96-108; 4th Mvt., mm. 1-41
Mozart:  Marriage of Figaro Overture, mm. 1-85, 214-265
Schumann:  Symphony #2, 2nd Mvt., mm. 1-48
Strauss:  Don Juan, mm. 1-40
Viola Beethoven:  Symphony #5, 2nd Mvt., mm. 23-37, 72-86
Brahms:  Symphony #4, 2nd Mvt., Letter D to E
Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, mm. 17-93
Mozart:  Symphony #35 (Haffner), 4th Mvt., mm. 1-37
Strauss:  Don Juan, mm. 1-40
Cello Beethoven:  Symphony #5, 3rd Mvt. (Scherzo), mm. 1-18, 140-213
Brahms:  Symphony #2, 2nd Mvt., mm. 1-15
Mozart:  Symphony #35 (Haffner), 4th Mvt., mm. 134-181
Mozart:  Marriage of Figaro Overture, mm. 1-9, 156-165
Strauss:  Don Juan, Beginning to Letter C, Letter R to Letter T
String Bass Beethoven:  Symphony #5, 3rd Mvt., mm. 1-18, 140-213
Brahms:  Symphony #2, 1st Mvt., Letter E to F
Mozart:  Symphony #35 (Haffner), 4th Mvt., mm. 1-37
Mozart:  Marriage of Figaro Overture, mm. 1-7, 156-164, 274-284
Strauss:  Don Juan, 1st page