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  • 2022 New York String Orchestra Seminar Video Audition Repertoire and Details

    Information below is for the second round video auditions only.

    You must first submit the audio (mp3) audition by the October 3, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET deadline in order to be considered for the second round video (mp4) audition.


    Invited Second Round Video (mp4) Auditions

    We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the entirety of each work, so that you understand the excerpts in context. Preparation and execution of the orchestral excerpts is often the deciding factor in an applicant's acceptance to the program.

    Video auditions should be approximately ten 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 are able to provide PDFs of the listed excerpts.

    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.

    2022 NYSOS Video Audition Repertoire

    To be announced on August 1

    The performance repertoire is noted below for informational purposes.


    December 24 Concert Repertoire*

    ELGAR Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47

    MOZART Divertimento in D Major, K. 136

    J. S. BACH Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041

    TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings


    December 28 Concert Repertoire*

    PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, "Classical"

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, "Emperor"

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, "Scottish"

    *Subject to change.

      If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

      We look forward to hearing you play.

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      Phone: 212.229.5873
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