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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.
10am – 12 noon – Timpani/Principal Percussion
1:15pm – 4:00pm – Violin, cello, bass, 2nd bassoon

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 Apprentice 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. 8
  5. Strauss Don Juan – beginning through 5 before letter D

Timpani/Principal Percussion (one position) –

Timpani
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Mvt. I –19th measure after Reh. R to End
Elgar: Enigma Variations (Mvt. VII)
Wagner: Siegfried’s Funeral March (beg. to G)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvt. I  –2 bars before Reh. T to 3 bars before Reh. U
Sibelius: Finlandia (D to H)

Marimba
Bach: Any mvt. from the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (without repeats)

Xylophone
Stravinsky: L’Oiseau de Feu (1910) –Reh. #146 to Reh. #149
Gershwin : Porgy and Bess (main excerpt)

Glockenspiel
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Rehearsal 17 to rehearsal 20

Snare Drum
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade: -Mvt. III –Letter D to Letter E -Mvt. IV –Letter P to Letter R

2nd Bassoon –

Concerto
1st mvt. exposition from either the Mozart or Weber Concerto

Orchestral Excerpts (all of the excerpts are 2nd bassoon parts)
 1.) Mozart – Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
          Meas. meas. 132-171

2.) Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
          Reh. 7 – Reh. 9
          16 meas. after Reh. 49 – Reh. 51

3.) Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Number 4

mvt. I – meas. 36 – 48

mvt. II –meas. 126-150

mvt. IV – meas. 119-142

4.) Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20
          Reh. A – 9 meas. before Reh. D

 

 

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

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