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  • Live Auditions

    Live auditions for 2021 will take place in October and November 2021

    Dates and Locations

    We will announce dates and locations as soon as we are able but expect to visit Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City. 

    Live auditions will be approximately eight minutes long and unaccompanied.

    Keep in mind that this is an orchestral program. The deciding factor between two players of equal merit is the level of preparation and execution 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 their assistance as you prepare.

    Thanks to Luck's Music Library, we will be able to provide PDFs of the listed excerpts on August 2, 2021.

    PLEASE NOTE: We do not require you to use the Luck's edition for your audition; you may use whichever edition is available to you. However, measure numbers, rehearsal letters, etc., do vary between editions, so please compare your edition with the Luck's download provided to confirm you have an accurate selection for your excerpt.

    Please also note that if you simply prepare the excerpt download and do not familiarize yourself further with the piece (looking at a score, acquiring a complete part, or even listening to a recording to familiarize yourself with the work, so that you can play your excerpts with that knowledge of context), your audition may not be competitive. Often, the critical factor in deciding which of two players of equal merit should be invited is the level of preparation and execution of the orchestral excerpts.

    2021 NYSOS Live Audition Repertoire 

    VIOLIN
    First movement/exposition of a Mozart concerto
    Exposition of the first movement of a contrasting concerto of choice
    Mozart: Divertimento No. 1, K. 136

    Movement 1

    • Beginning to double bar

    Movement 2

    • Beginning to double bar

    Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

    Movement 1

    • Letter D (m. 91) - Letter H (m. 156)
    • Letter K (m.  210) - m. 275

    Movement 2

    • Beginning - m. 147
    • m. 194 - end

    Movement 3

    • m. 78 - m. 107

    VIOLA

    One movement of your choice from any suite for solo viola by J. S. Bach
    Exposition of the first movement of a contrasting work of your choice
    Mozart: Divertimento No. 1, K. 136

    Movement 1

    • - m. 78 - 93

    Movement 3

    • m. 65 - 90

    Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

    Movement 1

    • m. 91 - m. 118
    • m. 218 - m. 237

    Movement 2

    • m. 114 - m. 134

    Movement 3

    • m. 31 - Letter A (m. 43)
    • pick-up to m. 66 - m. 78

    CELLO

    One movement of your choice from any suite for solo cello by J. S. Bach
    Exposition of the first movement of a contrasting work of your choice
    Mozart: Divertimento K. 136 excerpts:

    Movement 1: Allegro

    • m. 37 - m. 77

    Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

    Movement 1

    • Letter B (m. 53) - bar 70
    • Letter G (m. 138) - m. 148
    • m. 172 - 189
    • Letter N (m. 257) - m. 265

    Movement 2

    • m. 166 - m. 189

    Movement 3

    • m. 31 - m. 62

    BASS

    One movement of your choice from any suite for solo cello by J. S. Bach
    Exposition of the first movement of a contrasting concerto of your choice

    Mozart: Divertimento K. 136

    • Movement 1: Allegro, m. 37 - m. 77
    • Movement 3: m. 39 - m. 52; m. 63 - m. 74

    Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

    • Movement 1: m. 265 - end
    • Movement 2: m. 75 - m. 101
    • Movement 4: m. 55 - m. 82

    If you have any questions, please contact us at nsc@newschool.edu.

    We look forward to meeting you and hearing you play.

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    Rohana Elias-Reyes, Director
    New School Concerts
    55 West 13th Street, room 929
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 212.229.5873
    Fax: 212.229.5306
    Email: nsc@newschool.edu

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