2021-2022 Audition Information

Audition Date: Saturday, August  21, 2021

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

Contact for audition scheduling:

Michael Helman, Personnel Manager

ISCSpersonnel@gmail.com

(208) 851-8106

*Note: This page is up to date as of June 23, 2021

Open Principal Chair Positions:

Principal Bassoon

Principal Flute


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.  

 

Audition Repertoire

Section Violin

  1. An exposition from the standard concertos OR one movement from Bach solo sonatas and partitas OR a solo piece
  2. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvt 1: 32-36
  3. Copland: Appalachian Spring mm. 51 - 98
  4. Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture mm. 64 - 87
 

Section Viola

  1. Short Solo - two to three minutes (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Copland: Appalachian Spring, excerpt 11 - 14
  3. Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture, excerpt 3 - 5


Section Cello

  1. Short solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. III, (Reh 89 - 92)
  3. Mozart:  Symphony No. 40, Mvt. I, pick-up to m. 115-m. 138
  4. Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo, letters C-D


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)


Principal Flute

  1. Solo - three to five minutes (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Principal Flute Audition Repetoire


Section Flute/Piccolo

  1. No solo required
  2. Secton Flute/Piccolo Audition Repetoire


Section Oboe

  1. Short Solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 Adagio (see marked section)
  3. Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn 
  4. Rossini: Overture to the Barber of Seville (see marked sections)


Section English Horn

  1. Short Solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (see marked sections)
  3. Debussy: La Mer No. 2 Jeux de Vagues (see marked sections)


Section Clarinet

  1. No Solo Required
  2. Clarinet Audition Repetoire


Principal Bassoon

  1. Solo - three to five minutes (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Principal Bassoon Audition Repetoire


Section Bassoon

  1. No Solo Required
  2. Section Bassoon Audition Repetoire
  
Section Trumpet
  1. No Solo required
  2. Trumpet Audition Repetoire


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:

           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 Tuba

             Provided upon request.

Section Percussion

             Provided upon request.