Audition Information

2014-2015 Season Auditions

Saturday, August  23, 2014
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 for information regarding auditions, including repertoire requirements, and to set up an audition time.

Audition Repertoire

Audition repertoire for all instruments consists of orchestral excerpts and a solo.  See below for details.

Violin:

2nd Violin Principal position is open – $50/service

Solo of choice

Excerpts – bracketed sections only:
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5
Brahms, Symphony No. 4

Viola:

Solo of choice

Excerpts:
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade (bracketed sections only)
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5

Cello:

Solo of choice

Excerpts:
Rimsky-Korsakov, Sheherezade (bracketed sections only)
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5

String Bass:

Solo of choice

Excerpts – bracketed sections only:
Rimsky-Korsakov, Sheherezade
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5

Flute:

Solo of choice

Flute Excerpt packet (bracketed sections from Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms)

Oboe:

Solo: Mozart Concerto, first movement, or another major work for oboe

Excerpts:
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade (bracketed sections only)
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5
Brahms, Symphony No. 4 (bracketed sections only)

Clarinet:

Solo: Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 1, first page

Excerpts (bracketed sections only):
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5

Bassoon:

Solo of choice

Excerpts (bracketed sections only):
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade, mvmt 1 and mvmt 4
Brahms, Symphony No. 4, mvmts 1&2 and mvmts 3&4

Horn:

Solo: Exposition from movement 1 of Strauss Horn Concerto #1 or #2

Excerpts:
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2
Brahms, Symphony No. 4

Trumpet:

Solo of choice

Excerpts:
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade (bracketed sections only)
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5

Trombone:

Solo: Two contrasting excerpts from a work such as the David Concertino, Guilmant Morceau Symphonique, or Hindemith Sonata

Excerpts (bracketed sections only):
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5
Brahms, Symphony No. 4

Tuba:

Solo of choice

Excerpts (bracketed sections only):
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5
Wagner, Overture to Die Meistersinger

Percussion:

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.

Percussion excerpt packet (xylophone, snare drum, timpani)

Piano/Celesta:

Solo of choice, 3-5 min.

Copland, Appalachian Spring (version for 13 instruments)
-ms. 71-94
-ms. 119-135
-ms. 341-364
-ms. 425-452
-ms. 563-586

 

For more information contact:
Michael Helman
ISCS Personnel Manager
iscspersonnel@gmail.com