Audition Information

2022 - 2023 Season

Audition Date: Saturday, August  20, 2022

Time: 8:00 - 4:00 pm (Winds in the morning & Strings in the afternoon)

Location: Idaho State University, Fine Arts Building (Goranson Hall)

Contact for audition scheduling:
Michael Helman, Personnel Manager
(208) 851-8106

Who is Required to Audition?
 - All ISU and area HS students wishing to be a part of the ISCS must audition annually for placement.
 - All new community members.
 - Any players wishing to be considered for our vacant principal positions.
​​​​​​​ - All returning community players are encouraged to audition for the new artistic director so that we know how to best rotate you into the section.

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.

Audition Repertoire

*Audition material is updated as received. Check back frequently.

Section Violin
Section Violin Audition Repertoire

Section Viola
1. Short Solo - two to three minutes (chosen by auditionee)
2. Stravinsky: Firebird Suite, Dance. Inferno rehearsal # 17 - 21
3. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, D Mj. Allegro moderato m. 17 - 44
4. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, D Mj. Vivacissimo m. 266 - 295

Section Cello
1. An exposition from the standard concertos OR one movement from Bach solo sonatas and partitas OR a solo piece (chosen by auditionee)
2. Smetana: My Country, cello I, mm 122 - 137 
3. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, mvmt. I mm. 175 - 193, mm. 198 - 211
4. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, mvmt. III mm. 9 - 53
5. Stravinsky: Firebird (1919) key change after 18 - end

Section Bass
1. Short solo excerpt at least at the level of the Simandl 30 Etudes (chosen by auditionee)
2. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (from the allegro non troppo at the end of the second line to the end of tenth line)

Section Flute/Piccolo
1. No solo required
2. Secton Flute/Piccolo Audition Repertoire

Section Oboe
​​​​​​​1. Short Solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. Schubert: Symphony No. 8
3. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
4. Smetana: The Moldau

Section English Horn
1. Short Solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. Respighi: Pines of Rome
3. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9

Section Clarinet
1. No Solo Required
2. Clarinet Audition Repertoire

Section Bassoon
1. No Solo Required
2. Section Bassoon Audition Repertoire  

Section Trumpet
1. No Solo required
2. Section Trumpet Audition Repertoire

Section Horn
1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. Beethoven 3, 2nd Horn, 3rd Movement, Trio
3. Shostakovitch 5, 3rd and 4th Horn, 1st movement, reh 17-21

Section Trombone & Bass Trombone          

Tenor trombone audition material:
1. Exposition or opening of a tenor trombone solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture (Symphonic version) G - first note of H (2nd trombone)
3. Mozart: Requiem, III, 2 (Tuba Mirum), entire movement Tenor trombone part (trombone 2)          

Bass trombone audition material:

1. Exposition or opening of a bass trombone solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture (Symphonic version) G - first not of H (3rd trombone)
3. Mozart: Requiem, II Kyrie - entire movement

Section Percussion
Section Percussion Audition Repertoire
- Snare drum: Candide excerpt: Beginning passage m 1 - 7 AND Delecluse etude #1, beginning to m 36
- Xylo: Candide excerpt: m 39 - 46 AND Copland Appalaichan spring, rehearsal 48 to 4 after 49
- Glock: Candide excert: m 239 - 254
- Tambourine: Tchaik Nutcraker, Trepak, C to the end

Section Tuba 
Provided upon request.