2019-2020 Audition Information

Saturday, August  17, 2019
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center (Jensen Grand Concert Hall)


Open Principal Chair Positions:

Principal Trumpet

 

We will be hearing scheduled auditions for section rotation consideration for all string and wind sections, and any sublist considerations. Principal auditions will be scheduled in 20-minute time slots.  Section auditions will be scheduled in 10-minute time slots. Please prepare the requirements listed below.


Who is required to audition?  Anyone auditioning for a principal chair, all new community players, all new and returning students, and any community members looking for different rotation consideration.  


To schedule your audition, please contact Michael Helman (the ISCS personnel manager) at ISCSpersonnel@gmail.com.  You can also reach him by phone at (208) 851-8106.  When scheduling an audition, please leave a telephone and email contact along with which audition you will be taking.

 Note: this page is usually updated for the upcoming season in May.

Audition Repertoire

Section Violin all First Violin Parts
 

1.Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)

 
 
 

Section Viola

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Beethoven, Symphony #5, 2nd movement: m. 1 - 10; 98-106
  3. Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture - pickup to 3 measures after reh [1] to 1 measure after reh [4]
  4. Brahms, Symphony no.2 - Mvt. 1: Measures 17-26, 82-101, 118-136 (start at [E} and play first four lines of the page, 302-317 9start at [I] and play the first tow lines of the page)

Section Cello

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Shostakovich 9, mvmt 3, 131-152 and mvmt 5, 116-144
  3.  

Section Bass

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Shostokovich excerpts:  Sec A1 to A2,  Sec B1 to B2 
  3. Beethoven Symphony No 6 excerpts: Sec C1 to C2, Sec D1 to D2, Sec E1 to E2, and Sec F1 to F2

Section Flute
 

1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)

2. Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
        Mvt. 3 m. 9-18 
        Mvt. 3 m. 98-107


3. Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1
        Intermezzo: ALL

4. Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
        Beg. to m. 5
        Rehearsal #2 to Rehearsal #3

Piccolo
 

1. Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
        Mvt. 3 m. 9-18

        Mvt. 3 m. 98-107

2. Sousa Stars and Stripes Piccolo Solo in the Key of D (last 2 lines plus 5 measures)


Section Oboe

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68: 

Section Clarinet

  1. NO Solo Required.
  2.  Shostakovich Symphony No. 9, 3rd movement (clarinet 2; play on Bb)

Section Bassoon

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Bassoon Audition Excerpts

Section Trumpet

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen b auditionee)
  2. Dvorak Sym. 9, trumpet 1 in E (m. 4 - measure 8 - 9 measures before rehearsal https://www.trumpetexcerpts.org/symphony-no-9-in-e-minor.html
  3. Beethoven Leonore Overture No.3 (offstage trumpet) https://www.trumpetexcerpts.org/leonore-overture-no-3.html


Section Horn

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz, Adagio ms 9-25, Horn 4 in C
  3. Tchaikovsky: Symphony 4, Adagio Sostenuto ms 1 - 6 after A, Horn 2 in F

Section Trombone & Bass Trombone


Tenor trombone audition material:

Bass trombone audition material:

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Mozart:  Requiem, II Kyrie -- entire movement
  3. Wagner:  Die Walkure, Act  III, scene 1, m. 123-140
  4. Berlioz:  Hungarian March, one measure before 4 to two measures after 5

Section Tuba

Provided upon request.


Section Percussion

Provided upon request.

 

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