2017-2018 Audition Information

2017 - 2018 Season Auditions
 
Saturday, August  19, 2017
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center (Jensen Grand Concert Hall)
 
ISU students who are participating in ISCS for credit must audition every year. Volunteer members need audition only if you didn’t participate in ISCS in the previous season. Please contact the Personnel Manager Michael Helman via email to set up an audition time, or if you have questions. Note: this page is usually updated for the upcoming season in May.

Open Principal Chair Positions: 

2nd Violin
Trombone

Audition Repertoire

Audition repertoire for all instruments consists of orchestral excerpts and a solo.  See below for details.
 
1 & 2 Violin (note additional reqs for Principal 2nd violin audition below):
1. Solo of choice
2. Violin Audition excerpt :

Rimsky - mvmt 4 and mvmt 5 (coda)
 
 
Principal 2nd Violin:
         1. Solo of choice
         2. Audition excerpts:
           Mozart "Magic Flute" Overture Vn II mm.16-58 


Viola:
1. Solo of choice
Rimsky - mvmt 5 ( to the end)
 
Cello:
1. Solo of choice
2. Cello Audition excerpt
Rimsky - mvmt 2 (D to E), mvmt 5 (coda)
 
String Bass:
1. Solo of choice
2. Bass Audition excerpt
Organ Symphony - mvmt 2, page 6


All woodwinds should prepare the 2nd part for their respective instrument.
 
Flute:
1. Solo of choice
2. Flute Audition excerpt
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol, mvmt 4 (Scena e Canto gitano)
 
Oboe:
1. Solo of choice
2. Oboe Audition Excerpt
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol, mvmt 5 (Fandango asturiano)
 
Clarinet:
1. Solo of choice
2. Clarinet Audition Excerpt
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol, mvmt 5 (Fandango asturiano)
 
Bassoon:
1. Solo of choice
2. Bassoon Audition Excerpt
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol, mvmt 5 (Fandango asturiano)
 

Horn:
1. Solo of choice
2. Horn Audition Excerpt:
1st horn part - Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol, mvmt 2 and mvmt 4 (up to L)

Trumpet:
1. Solo of choice
2. Trumpet Audition Excerpt
1st trumpet part - Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol, mvmt 4 (up to L) and mvmt 5 (coda)

Trombone/Bass Trombone/Tuba:
1. Solo of choice
2. Trombone/Tuba Audition Excerpt
Saint-Saens, Organ Symphony
Trombone - Trombone 1 part: mvmt 1 (J to L, Q to R), mvmt 2 (<11 before EE> to the end)
Bass trombone - mvmt 1 (G to H), mvmt 2 (CC to the end)
Tuba - mvmt 2 (AA to the end)
3. Additional Trombone Audition Excerpt
Bolero trombone 1- reh 10-11
 


Percussion:
1. A solo is not necessary for students. Volunteer members who have not played with us before should prepare a solo piece for snare drum, timpani, xylophone, or marimba. Please let us know in advance what instrument you will be using for your solo.
2. Percussion Excerpts:
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol,
Timpani - Rimsky, mvmt 5
Snare - Rimsky, mvmt 3 and 4
Crash cymbals - mvmt 5, coda

For more information contact:
Michael Helman
ISCS Personnel Manager

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