SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA

Audition Requirements:

All musicians: Bring to your audition a copy of your solo pieces so that our conductor may follow along. 

Prepare a 2 1/2 - 3 minute section for each of two contrasting pieces (ie. one showing virtuosity, the other slow melodic playing), from the standard solo repertoire for your instrument.  You may choose your own repertoire, in consultation with your private instructor or school music director, and it must be at the level of the following examples.  Please note that all auditions are to be unaccompanied.

 

Strings

Violin 

  • virtuosic - Bohm Sarabande in g minor, Bohm Intro and Polonaise, Rieding Concertino in G Major

  • slow, legato - Vivaldi Concerto in a minor 2nd mvt, Borowski Adoration

Viola

  • virtuosic - Hook Sonatina from B Barber Solos for Young Violists Vol. 1, Mozart-Piatigorsky Divertimento in C from B. Barber Vol. 2

  • slow, legato - Marcello Sonata in G Major slow mvt from Suzuki Bk. 5, Faure Sicilienne

Cello

  • virtuosic - Selections from Suzuki Bk. 4 or 5

  • slow, legato - same as above, selections from Suzuki Bk. 4 or 5

Woodwinds and Brass

​Virtuosic examples:

1.  The Scherzo section from "Prelude et Scherzo for Bassoon and Piano" by Paul Jeanjean

2.  Any of the Allegro sections from "Andante et Allegro for Trumpet and Piano" by Guy Ropartz

Melodic examples:

1.  The 2nd Movement from "Concerto No. 3 for Clarinet and Orchestra" by Carl Stamitz

2.  The 2nd Movement from "Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra" by Franz Joseph Haydn

Percussion 

  • Snare rudiments 

  • Timpani...p to f roll and tuning exercise demonstration 

  • Prepare a 2 minute solo 

If your instrument is not listed, contact Ms. Dreiling, the Symphonic Orchestra conductor.