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2017 Audition Requirements

Violin

  • One etude (Ex. Kreutzer, Fiorillo, Rode, Dont, etc)
  • One movement from a standard concert or solo piece. 

Viola

  • One movement from Bach's suites for solo cello
  • One movement from a piece in a contrasting style, by another composer

Cello

  • One movement from a standard concerto
  • One movement from a Bach suite

Double Bass

  • One movement from a sonata or concerto for double bass
  • One movement from a Bach cello suite
  • All of the following excerpts from Don Juan (Strauss)
    • Letter A through four after B
    • Letter F to three before G

Flute

  • ​Two contrasting works, one of which may be an etude. 

Oboe
Choose 1: 

  • Cimarosa: Concerto in C minor, Movements 1 and 2
  • Haydn: Concerto in C major, Movements 1 and 2
  • Marcello: Concerto in C minor, Movements 1 and 2

Clarinet

  • Two etudes, one slow and one fast. Ex: Rose 32 Etudes No. 1 and 2
  • A 4 to 7 minute excerpt of a solo for clarinet, grade level 4-6

Bassoon

  • Two contrasting etudes or solo pieces

Saxophone

  • Two contrasting etudes (Voxman Selected Studies, Klose, Rubank Advanced Vol. 2) 
  • Solo piece (i.e. Bozza Aria) OR a movement from a sonata (MMEA grade 4-6)

Horn

Solos

  • One movement from one the following:
    • Saint-Säens: Morceau de Concert
    • Mozart: Concerto No. 1 in D Major, OR Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major. 

OR

  • Any one selection from Mason Jones Solos for the Horn Player

Etudes

  • One etude, selected from Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies for French Horn

 

Trumpet

  • Two of the following etudes from the Robert Getchell Book of Practical Studies, volume 2: 84, 85, 93, 94, 97, 101, and 106

Bass Trombone

  • Solo selection: An entire work or one movement from a concerto, sonata or etude
  • Scales (3): B-flat Major and D Major, one octave ascending and descending. Chromatic scale from low F to F in the bass clef staff, also ascending and descending, one octave. All three scales must be played from memory. 
  • Both of the following orchestral excerpts:
    • Berlioz: "Hungarian March" from The Damnation of Faust (Trombone 3). Download here.
    • Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish), Mvt. IV (Trombone 3). Download here

Tenor Trombone

  • Solo selection: An entire work or one movement from a concerto, sonata or etude
  • Scales (3): B-flat Major and D Major, one octave ascending and descending. Chromatic scale from low F to F in the bass clef staff, also ascending and descending, one octave. All three scales must be played from memory. 
  • Both of the following orchestral excerpts:
    • Berlioz: "Hungarian March" from The Damnation of Faust (Trombone 1). Download here
    • Saint-Säens: Symphony No. 3 (Organ), Mvt. II (Trombone 1). Download here

Tuba 

Euphonium

  • All-State audition requirements from your state 

OR

  • Two short contrasting pieces or etudes. 

Percussion

  • One rudimental snare drum solo
  • One concert snare drum solo
  • One two- or four-mallet marimba solo
  • One timpani etude