Fall 2022 Symphony Orchestra Auditions

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Requirements

Winds and Brass

  1. Two scales of your choosing
  2. Solo/Etude: Two to three minutes maximum. Can be portions of longer works.

Strings

  1. Scales: Three octaves, your choice. One for non-majors, one major and one minor for music majors.
  2. Solo/Etude: Two to three minutes maximum. Can be portions of longer works.
  3. Orchestral excerpts taken from Beethoven Symphony No. 6
    • Incoming Students:
      • Non-Majors: Prepare four excerpts
      • Majors: Prepare six excerpts
  4. Returning Students:
    • Non-Majors: Prepare five excerpts
    • Majors: Prepare all excerpts

Selection of excerpts is up to the individual player.

Violinists who wish to be considered for the first violin section must prepare the Violin 1 excerpts.

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Audition Times

Winds and Brass

  Tuesday, Aug. 23
  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  Constance Hall 303

Strings

  Tuesday, Aug. 23
  11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  Constance Hall 113

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Audition Preparation

Violin I

Movement, measures

  1. I, 33-71
  2. I, 282-328
  3. II, 38-54
  4. II, 91-112
  5. III, 32-83
  6. IV, 165-204
  7. IV, 43-64
  8. V, 141-177

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Violin II

Movement, measures

  1. I, 255-283
  2. II, pickup to 68-79
  3. III, pickup to 33-83
  4. III, 165-204
  5. IV, 3-19
  6. V, 39-64

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Viola

Movement, measures

  1. I, 93-115
  2. I, 259-283
  3. II, 65-82
  4. III, 37-83
  5. III, 181-204
  6. IV, letter C to D
  7. V, letter H -57

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Cello

Movement, measures

  1. I, 241-282
  2. I, 345-362
  3. II, 47 to letter C (top line)
  4. III, pickup to 49-75
  5. III, 187-204
  6. IV, 35-51
  7. V, letter H- 56
  8. V, letter N-237

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Bass

Movement, measures

  1. I, 79-letter C
  2. I, letter F - 275
  3. III, 189-204
  4. IV, 37-51
  5. IV, letter E - 95
  6. V, 215-237

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