Audition Opportunities

2019 Auditions 

June 8, 2019
Missouri Western State University, Potter Hall
4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Please call 816-233-7701, or email info@saintjosephsymphony.org to schedule audition time.

Violin I (one position)
Solos:  The 1st movement exposition of any standard, Romantic period concerto

Orchestral excerpts:

  1. Strauss – Don Juan – 1st page
  2. The Sorcerer’s Aprentice by Dukas – start 9 meas. after reh. 25, play to reh. 30
  3. Mozart – Symphony No. 39: mvt. II (Andante con moto) – meas. 69 – 125
  4. Tchaikowsky Symphony No. 4, mvt. IV – beginning to letter B

Cello (one position)
Solos:  The 1st movement exposition of any standard, Romantic period concerto

Orchestral excerpts:

  1. Strauss – Don Juan – start at beginning, play through 5 meas. before reh. D
  2. Mozart – Symphony No. 39, mvt. IV – begin w/ pick up to 116, play to letter C (138)
  3. Tchaikowsky Symphony No. 4, mvt. I – pick up to letter H through letter I
  4. Tchaikowsky Symphony No. 4, mvt. IV – seven after reh G through letter H

Bass (one position)
Concerto/solo:  The exposition of a standard concerto for bass – Koussevitzky, Bottesini, Vanhal, or other of your choice or 2 contrasting movements of an unaccompanied Bach Cello Suite

Orchestra excerpts

  1. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5; 3rd mvt., mm. 1-18 and 140-213
  2. W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 35; 4th  mvt., mm. 1-37
  3. Tchaikowsky Symphony No. 4, mvt. I  – begin 4 meas. after letter  B, play to letter C
  4. Tchaikowsky Symphony No. 4, mvt. IV – beginning through meas.
  5. Strauss Don Juan – beginning through 5 before letter D

Timpani/Principal Percussion (one position)
Audition repertoire TBA

To schedule an audition please call the Symphony Office at 816-233-7701 or email info@saintjosephsymphony.org

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