Strings, Winds, and Brass Audition Repertoire

Please prepare the following music for your live audition. Live auditions are approximately eight minutes long and are unaccompanied.

Prepare seriously for your audition. As this is an orchestral program, the deciding factor between two players of equal merit is often the level of preparation of the repertoire excerpts, which should be as meticulous as the preparation of the applicant's chosen solo works.

We strongly recommend that you become familiar with the complete instrumental part for each work from which excerpts have been assigned. In some cases, the music is in the public domain, but if not, it is worth a visit to the library or the expense of purchasing a part in order to be well prepared.

Your private teacher is a valuable resource. Be sure to ask for his or her assistance as you prepare.

PLEASE NOTE: Complete list of repertoire excerpts and downloads will NOT be available until August

Flute (prepare Flute I unless otherwise indicated)

  • A Bach work of your choice
  • A contrasting work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)
  • Barber: Violin Concerto 
    • Movement 1: m. 104-134
    • Movement 2: no excerpts
    • Movement 3: m. 5-12, 94-105, 144-157
    • Piccolo: Movement 3: m. 84-89, 147-157
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
    • Movement 1: m. 37-127, 498-end
    • Movement 2: m. 55-105
    • Movement 3: m. 8-85
    • Movement 4: m. final three bars
    • Movement 5: m. 211-237
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
    • Movement 1: m. 10-allegro, 9 before G-end of movement
    • Movement 2: 5 before Letter B-2 before Letter D
    • Movement 3: no excerpts
    • Movement 4: Letter A -3 bars after Letter D

  

Oboe: Play A442 (prepare Oboe I unless otherwise indicated)

  • A Bach work of your choice
  • A contrasting solo work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)
  • Barber: Violin Concerto
    • Movement I: Rehearsal No. 6 - 7, Rehearsal No. 9 - 11, Rehearsal No. 17 - end
    • Movement 2: Open through one bar after Rehearsal No. 1
    • Movement 3: Rehearsal No. 6 - one bar after No. 8; Rehearsal No. 12 - 14
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA
    • Movement 5: TBA
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
  • Mozart: Oboe Concerto
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA

    Mozart: Overture to the Impresario

      • TBA

Clarinet (prepare Clarinet I unless otherwise indicated)

  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto - exposition of both movement 1 and movement 2
  • A contrasting solo work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)
  • Barber: Violin Concerto
    • TBA

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)

    • TBA
  • Mozart: Overture to The Impresario
    • TBA
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
    • TBA

  

 Bassoon (prepare Bassoon I unless otherwise indicated)

  • Mozart Bassoon Concerto, K. 191, Movement 1, exposition
  • A contrasting solo work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy solo work is acceptable because of time constraints)
  • Barber: Violin Concerto
    • Movement 3: 69-74, 90-101, 113-119, 144-147
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
    • Movement 1: m. 85-127, 187-196, 233-247, 426-441, 476-end
    • Movement 2: Opening to 18, 32-39, 42-54, 80-end
    • Movement 3: no excerpts
    • Movement 4: no excerpts
    • Movement 5: m. 80-99, 206-211
  • Mozart: Overture to The Impresario
    • opening - 9 after Letter B, 8 before Letter D - D downbeat, 17 after Letter - end
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
    • Movement 1: no excerpts
    • Movement 2: 8 after Letter A - C downbeat, 4 after Letter E - end
    • Movement 3: no excerpts
    • Movement 4: Letter A - repeat

  

 Horn

  • Mozart: Choose either the Horn Concerto No. 2 or Horn Concerto No. 4 and prepare the exposition from both Movement 1 and Movement 2
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, opening calls
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, opening
  • Wagner: Siegfried, short call
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, slow movement solo
  • Barber: Violin Concerto
    • Movement 1: beginning - 6 after Rehearsal No. 1
    • Movement 2: Rehearsal No. 2 play for 6 bars; Rehearsal No. 8 - end of passage
    • Movement 3: 5 measures after Rehearsal No. 14 - end of passage
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
    • Movement 3: m. 132 - 161
    • Movement 4: m. 5 - 9

  

 Trumpet

  • A solo work of your choice
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto, complete
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
    • Movement 3: (Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute) m. 197-204
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition, opening
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka, ballerina solo
  • Respighi: Pines of Rome, off-stage solo
  • Barber: Violin Concerto
    • Movement 2: 5 bars before Rehearsal No. 7 - 3rd bar of No. 7, Rehearsal No. 11 to No. 12
    • Movement 3: Rehearsal No. 14 - sixth bar of No. 15

  

 Violin (prepare Violin I)

  • A Bach work of your choice
  • A contrasting work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)
  • Barber: Violin Concerto
    • Movement 1: Rehearsal No. 3 - until Rehearsal No. 4, Rehearsal No. 11 - Rehearsal No. 12
    • Movement 2: no excerpt
    • Movement 3: Rehearsal No. 8 - 9
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA
    • Movement 5: TBA
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA

Viola

  • A Bach work of your choice
  • A contrasting work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)
  • Barber: Violin Concerto
    • Movement 1: no excerpt
    • Movement 2: no excerpt
    • Movement 3: Rehearsal No. 8 - 9
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA
    • Movement 5: TBA
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA

Cello

  • A Bach work of your choice
  • A contrasting work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)
  • Barber: Violin Concerto
    • Movement 1: no excerpt
    • Movement 2: Rehearsal No. 1 until 8 bars after Rehearsal No. 1
    • Movement 3: Rehearsal No. 8 - 9
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA
    • Movement 5: TBA
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA

Bass

  • A Bach work of your choice
  • A contrasting work of your choice (a movement or other excerpt from a lengthy work is acceptable because of time constraints)
  • Barber: Violin Concerto - No excerpts
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
    • Movement 1 TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA
    • Movement 5: TBA
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade
    • Movement 1: TBA
    • Movement 2: TBA
    • Movement 3: TBA
    • Movement 4: TBA

  

 Timpani: See the recorded audition requirements. There is no live audition for this position.

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