2020-2021 Audition Information

Saturday, August  15, 2020
ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center (Jensen Grand Concert Hall)


Open Principal Chair Positions:

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.  


To schedule your audition, please contact Michael Helman (the ISCS personnel manager) at ISCSpersonnel@gmail.com.  You can also reach him by phone at (208) 851-8106.  When scheduling an audition, please leave a telephone and email contact along with which audition you will be taking.

 Note: this page is usually updated for the upcoming season in May.

 

Audition Repertoire

Section Violin

First Violin Parts

  1. An exposition from the standard concertos OR one movement from Bach solo sonatas and partitas OR a solo pieces
  2. Brahms Symphony No. 3: First movement, from the beginning to Reh. B
  3. Debussy La Mer: 2nd mvt, from Reh. 33 to 4 measures before Rehearsal. 39--please play the top line
  4. Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances: First movement, from Reh. 6 to Reh. 8
Second Violin Parts
  1. Brahms Symphony No. 3, First movement, from Reh. L to Reh. M
     

Section Viola

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Debussy La Mer: measure 41-51
  3. Debussy La Mer: measure 86-111, only the top part
  4. Brahms Symphony #3: Allegro, m 1-18, include pizzicato
  5. Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances: Reh #19 - #21


Section Cello

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Brahms Symphony #3: 1st mvt, pickups to m. 1 through m.39
  3. Brahms Symphony #3: 4th mvt. measures 1-18
  4. Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances: 1st mvmt, 6 before reh 7 to reh 7
  5. Debussy La Mer: 1st mvmt, 2 measure before reh 9 to 6 measures after reh 9, top line

Section Bass

  1. Greig, Piano Concerto: A1
  2. Brahms Symphony #3: A2-A6
  3. Debussy, La Mer: A7

Principal Flute

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Beethoven Symphony #3:  Finale, m. 171-m.198
  3. Debussy La Mer: mvt.3, 6 measures after rehearsal #54 to 8 measures after rehearsal #5
  4. Vaughan Willams Seas Symphony: mvt.3, 2 measures after R to 3 measures after T


 

Section Flute

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. Beethoven Symphony #3:  Finanle, m. 171-m.198
  3. Brahms Symphony #3: allegrao con brio, reh D to end of first ending
  4. Vaughan Willams Seas Symphony: mvt.1, opening until 3 afer A

 

Piccolo

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
  2. All Flute section repertoire
  3. Sousa Stars and Stripes Piccolo Solo in the Key of D, m. 110 to end
  4. Vaughan Willams Sea Symphony: mvt.1, opening until 3 afer A
  5. Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony: mvt 1, 5 after B until 6 after C

 


Section Oboe

  1. No Solo required
  2. Rachmoninoff, Symphonic Dances: Mvmt 1, reh 2 through 2 measures before reh 4
  3. Rachmoninoff, Symphonic Dances: Mvmt 1, tempo1, 6 measures before reh 18, through Molto marcato
  4. Debussy, La Mer: Mvmt 3, reh 46 through end of mark; Measure 46 @a2; Oboe II 4 meas before reh 47

 

Section English Horn

  1. No Solo required.
  2. Debussy, La Mer: Mvmt 1; Measure 7 after reh4; play through to end of marked excerpt
  3. Debussy, La Mer: Mvmt 2; Begin at rehearsal 16; play through to end of marked excerpt
  4. Debussy, La Mer: Mvmt 2; Begin at indicated solo after reh 21; play through to end of marked excerpt
  5. Debussy, La Mer: Mvmt 3; Begin at reh 46 through reh 50



Section Clarinet

  1. No Solo Required
  2. Clarinet Audition Repetoire

Section Bassoon

  1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)

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:


Section Tuba

Provided upon request.



Section Percussion

Provided upon request.

 

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