Archive for March, 2012

Audition requirements for Assistant Principal Trumpet

I. Solo:

Any standard concerto, i.e. Arutunian, Haydn

II. Excerpts:
1. Bach  Magnificat
2. Rimsky-Korsakov  Scheherazade IV movement from Vivo to 9 bars after E
3. Schumann  Symphony No 2 – page 9 from Sostenuto Assai to 22 bars
4. Shostakovích  Piano concerto Op 35 – from 34 to 9 bars after 35, 17 bars before  64 to65
5. Strauss Ein Heldenleben – 4 bars before 59 to 9 bars after 66
6. Bizet  Carmen Suite No 1 – Prelude to Act I
7. Bizet Carmen – from beginning to 21 bars
8. Mahler  Symphony No 5 – from beginning to bar 38
9. Respighi – Pines of Rome
10. Tchaikovsky  Capriccio Italien – from Andante 6/8 to 7 bars
from Allegro 4/4 Solo Trumpet to 8 bars

ABS asst princ tpt1


III. Sight-reading


Audition requirements for Assistant Principal Bassoon

I. Solo

Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto (mozart,weber,hummel,j.williams etc.)
II. Excerpts

W. A. Mozart: “The Marriage of Figaro” Overture; beginning to mm. 7 and 156-171
N. Rimsky-Korsakov: “Scheherazade” 2nd mvt., 5-26 and cadenza
I. Stravinsky: “The Rite of Spring”; mm. 1-13 and 4 bars from rhl. 12
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; 2nd mvt., Solo to the end of the movement

III. Sight-reading


ABS Fg asst princ excerpts

Audition requirements for Assistant Principal Oboe

I. Solo

Major concerto of choice with cadenza, i.e. Mozart, Strauss

II. Excerpts

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream – scherzo, Measures 9 to measures 16,
1st measure of B to 7th of B
Dvorak:Symphony no. 7, movement II opening to m 9
Brahms:Symphony no.2, movement II, 3rd measure of A to 11th measure

Cor Anglais excerpts:

Hector Berlioz: Roman carnival Overture
Rossini: William Tell Overture meas 176-226

III. Sight-reading

ABS Oboe asst princ excerpts

Audition requirements for Assistant Principal Flute

I. Solo

Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto, i.e. Nielsen, Mozart

II. Excerpts

L. van Beethoven: “Leonore” Overture No. 3; mm. 328-360
J. Brahms: Symphony No. 4; 4th mvt., mm. 97-105
C. Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; beginning to mm. 30
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Scherzo mm. 338 till the end


G. Rossini: LA Gazza Ladra Overture;
G. Rossini: “La Scala di Seta” Overture; mm. 201-216
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; 3rd mvt., mm. 162-203

III. Sight Reading

ABS Flute asst princ excerpts

Audition Requirements for Assistant Principal Double Bass

I. Solo

Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto

II.  Excerpts (refer to attached PDF file)

Mozart, Overture to The Marriage Of Figaro
Mozart, Symphony No, 40
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Rossini, Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5
Bizet, L’Arlesienne
Mussorgsky, Night On Bald Mountain


III. Sight-reading

ABS DB excerpts1

Audition Requirements for Cello

I. Solo

Assistant Principal – two contrasting movements from a standard concerto AND one movement from a Bach Cello Suite

Tutti – two contrasting movements from a standard concerto

II.  Excerpts (refer to attached PDF)

all applicants

1.  Beethoven Symphony No. 9

2.  Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

3.  Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

4.  Mozart Symphony No. 40

additional excerpts for Assistant Principal

1.  Debussy La Mer – 2 meas. before 9 to 6 meas. after 9

2.  Rossini Overture To William Tell – Beginning to meas. 48

3.  Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 – 3rd Mvt meas. 1-25, meas. 71 to end

III. Sight-reading

ABS Vc asst excerpts

ABS Vc Tutti Excerpts

Audition requirements for Assistant Principal Viola



I. Solo

Stamitz, Hoffmeister, Walton, or Hindemith: Viola concerto

(Fast and slow movements with cadenzas)

II. Orchestral Excerpts

1. Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

2. Beethoven: Symphony no. 5

3. Brahms: Haydn Variations

4. Brahms: Symphony no. 3

5. Bruckner: Symphony no. 4

6. Mahler: Symphony no. 1

7. Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream

8. Mozart: Symphony no. 35 (“Haffner”)

9. Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite no. 2

10. Shostakovich: Symphony no. 1

11. Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5

12. R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

13. R. Strauss: Don Juan

14. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5 (3rd movement)


III. Sight-reading