Audition Information

2015-2016 Season Auditions

Saturday, August  22, 2015
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.

Principal 2nd violin and flute auditions: In addition to auditions for section players in all sections, we are also holding an audition for Principal 2nd Violin and Principal Flute ($50 per service).  Be sure to let the personnel manager know if you would like to be considered for these Principal positions.
Principal 2nd Violin audition requirements: Same as section violin audition.
Principal Flute audition requirements: Same passages as the section flute audition, but prepare the 1st flute part, not the 2nd flute part.

Audition Repertoire

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

Violin:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts 1
Excerpts 2

Principal 2nd Violin audition requirements: Same as section violin audition.

Viola:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts 1
Excerpts 2

Cello:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts 1
Excerpts 2

String Bass:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts 1
Excerpts 2

Flute:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts

Principal Flute audition requirements: Same passages as the section flute audition, but prepare the 1st flute part, not the 2nd flute part.

Oboe:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts

Clarinet:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts

Bassoon:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts 1
Excerpts 2

Horn:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts

Trumpet:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts

Trombone:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts 1
Excerpts 2

Tuba:

1. Solo of choice

2. Excerpts

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. Excerpts (Glockenspiel, Snare, Timpani)

 

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