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Violin

Solos:
1st movement exposition from a Mozart Concerto and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice Excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., beg. to Trio – no repeat)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (3rd Mvt., ms. 99 – 114)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., beg. to B)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (4th Mvt., 8 bef. B to D)
  • Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt., 33 to 6 aft. 38)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (2nd Mvt., beg. to m. 38 & 4th Mvt., beg. to m. 78)
  • Prokofiev: Classical Symphony (1st Mvt., beg. to H)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (2nd Mvt., beg. to m. 77 – no repeat)
  • Strauss: Don Juan (beg. to 9 bef. D)

Viola

Solos:
One movement of solo Bach (no repeats) and
A standard repertoire concerto movement

Excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (2nd Mvt., beg. to C)
  • Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (1 to 4)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., E to G, L to M)
  • Brahms: Haydn Variations (Vars. V & VII)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (4th Mvt., ms. 134 to 181)
  • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë, Suite No. 2 (158 – 161 & 212 – 216)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., 15 - 17)
  • Strauss: Don Juan (beg. to D)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (1st Mvt., Allegro non troppo to C)

Cello

Solos:
One movement of solo Bach (no repeats) and
A standard repertoire concerto movement

Excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (2nd Mvt., beg. to C)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (3rd Mvt., Trio)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2nd Mvt., beg. to A)
  • Debussy: La Mer (1st Mvt., 2 bef. 9 to 6 bef. 10)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (4th Mvt., ms. 134 to 181)
  • Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Overture - beg. to A – play top line of divisi)
  • Strauss: Don Juan (beg. to C)
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (beg. to 5 aft. 2)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., 21 bef. A to A)

Bass

Solos:
One movement of solo Bach (no repeats) and
A standard repertoire concerto movement

Excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (3rd Mvt., beg. to 5 aft. A & Trio to 23 aft. B)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (4th Mvt., beg. to A)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (1st Mvt., E to F)
  • Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Var. H)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., solo)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (4th Mvt., ms. 134 to 181)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (1st Mvt., ms. 13 to 21 & ms. 40 to 97)
  • Strauss: Don Juan (A to C)
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Duetto)
  • Verdi: Otello (Act IV soli)

NOTICE TO WIND PLAYERS: Auxiliary instruments (piccolo, English horn, Eb clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, etc.) will not be heard during the audition; however, if invited to the NWS fellowship program, musicians will be expected to play auxiliary instruments as needed.

Flute

Solos:
Mozart Concerto in G or D (1st Mvt. exposition) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (beg. to m. 25 & ms. 328-360)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (4th Mvt., 13 aft. D to 8 bef. E)
  • Debussy: Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune (opening & 2-3)
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 (4th Mvt., 8 bef. D to E)
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses (3rd Mvt., 5 bef. C to end)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
  • Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (2 to 4)
  • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë, Suite No. 2 (176 to 179)
  • Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (Volière)
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (Variation of the Firebird)

Oboe

Solos:
Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt. exposition) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (3rd Mvt., ms. 63 to 106)
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto (2nd Mvt., beg. to m. 32)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., 9 aft. A & 2nd Mvt., beg. to A)
  • Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt., 17 to 19 & 34 to 35)
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., A – D)
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (Prélude & Menuet)
  • Rossini: Overture to La Scala di Seta (beg. to 3)
  • Strauss: Don Juan (L to N)
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Gavotte and Variation)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., first 21 bars)

Clarinet

Solos:
Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt. exposition) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., F to 7 bef. G)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (2nd Mvt., D to E)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (3rd Mvt., Trio)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., beg. to B)
  • Debussy: Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune (3 to 4 & 6 to 5 ms. aft. 7)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
  • Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (20 to 21)
  • Respighi: Pini di Roma (3rd Mvt. solo)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol (1st Mvt., A to C & 3rd Mvt., 11 aft. K to end)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt., F to G)

Bassoon

Solos:
Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt. exposition) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (5th Mvt., 8 ms. after 63 to 4 ms. after 64)
  • Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro (ms. 139 – 171)
  • Ravel: Boléro (2 to 3)
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (3rd Mvt., 14 to 16)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt., m. 5 to A & L to M)
  • Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra (8 bef. 6 to 6)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 (4th Mvt., beg. to A in 5th Mvt.)
  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (beg. to 3 aft. 3)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., last 31 bars)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (1st Mvt., first 12 bars)

Horn

Solos:
1st movement exposition from a Mozart Concerto and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., Trio [2nd horn])
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (3rd Mvt., ms. 82-98 [4th horn])
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., F to G)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., 13 – 15 [2nd Horn])
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nocturne)
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (1st Mvt., 25 to 26)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., 17 to 21)
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (beg. to 5 aft. 1)
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (beg. to 1)
  • Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Short call)

Trumpet

Solos:
Haydn Concerto (1st and 2nd movement expositions) and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Bizet: Carmen (Prélude, Andante moderato to end)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., beg. to 6 aft. 1)
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade, beg. to 2)
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (1st Mvt., 2 to 3 & 36 to end)
  • Respighi: Pini di Roma (offstage solo, 8 aft. 10)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (1st Mvt., first 13 bars [1st & 2nd tpts.])
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., 27 to 29)
  • Strauss: Don Juan (F to G)
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version, 1 bef. 134 to 139 & 149 to 151)
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Neapolitan Dance)

Trombone

Solos:
Standard repertoire concerto movement and
A concerto or solo of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Berlioz: Hungarian March (Rakoczy) (6 bef. 4 to 5 [2nd trb.])
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., 13-17)
  • Mozart: Requiem (Tuba Mirum)
  • Ravel: Boléro (10 to 11)
  • Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra (3 to 4 & 7 to 8)
  • Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 (Q – 2 ms. after S)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt., beg. to 3 aft. A)
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (60 to 65 [2nd trb.])
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Duetto)
  • Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Bass Trombone

Solos:
J.S. Bach: Sarabande from Suite No. 5 for Cello and
A solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Haydn: The Creation (No. 26, beg. to C)
  • Kodály: Háry János Suite (4th Mvt.)
  • Respighi: Fontane di Roma (11 to 14)
  • Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra (ms. 115 to 132 & ms. 433 – 442)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt., beg. to 13 aft. A)
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (61 to 65)
  • Wagner: Lohengrin (Introduction to Act III, B to C)
  • Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser (A to B)

Tuba

Solos:
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba (1st Mvt. exposition and cadenza) and
A solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Berlioz: Hungarian March (Rakoczy) (4 to 5)
  • Berlioz: Overture to Le Corsaire (5 to 6 & 12 to 13)
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses (2nd Mvt., 4 bef. M to P)
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., 3 to 6)
  • Respighi: Fontane di Roma (11 to 14)
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (37 to 38)
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version, 189 to 191)
  • Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger (J to L)
  • Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Harp

Solos:
Mozart: Concerto for flute and harp (1st Mvt. exposition)
OR Händel: Concerto in B-flat (1st Mvt. exposition) and
A solo piece of your choice

Excerpts:

  • Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt., ms. 42-58)
  • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Un Bal)
  • Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Var. I & Fugue, I to end)
  • Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Act I cadenza)
  • Ravel: Tzigane (4 to 5)
  • Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements (2nd Mvt., 117 to 125)
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Act II cadenza, 25 to 26)
  • Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino

Piano

Solos:
A Beethoven sonata (one movement) and
A contrasting Romantic virtuoso piece and
Brahms: A Violin, Viola, or Cello Sonata or the Horn Trio (one movement)

Excerpts:

  • Copland: Appalachian Spring (6 to 14)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 (2nd Mvt., 2 bef. 18 to 3 aft. 22)
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version, 64 to 81)

NOTICE TO TIMPANISTS AND PERCUSSIONISTS: Timpani and percussion auditions are scheduled separately (usually in May) and are held at the New World Center in Miami Beach. No videotapes are required and the application fee is waived. Please call or e-mail the office for further details.

Timpani
  • Barber: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
  • Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt., ms. 42-51)
  • Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (2nd Mvt., ms. 301-339
    & 3rd Mvt., beg. to m. 20)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., A to D.C. & 4th Mvt., 18 bef. E to end)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (1st Mvt., 20 bef. C to 2 aft. C & 4th Mvt., 7 bef. K to end)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1st Mvt., beg. to A & 18 bef. S to end)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., beg. to C & 4th Mvt., 9 aft. Q to end)
  • Elgar: Enigma Variations (Mvt. VII)
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses (2nd Mvt., S to X)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (5th Mvt., beg. to 225 & 290 to end)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (1st Mvt., beg. to A)
  • Sibelius: Finlandia (D to H)
  • Strauss: Burleske (beg. to A)
  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (103 to 117 & 189 to end)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (1st Mvt., S to U)
  • Wagner: Siegfried’s Funeral March (beg. to G)

Percussion
Marimba
  • J.S. Bach: Solo of your choice (2 or 4 mallets)
Xylophone
  • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (beg. to B)
  • Kodály: Háry János Suite (Mvt. VI)
  • Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques (6 to 7 and 26 to 28)
  • Shostakovich: The Age of Gold (Polka)
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird (127 to 133)
Glockenspiel
  • Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt.)
  • Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (17 to 20 & 22 to 24)
  • Respighi: Pini di Roma (beg. to 21 aft. 2 & 7 to end of Mvt.)
  • Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite (Waltz [No. 5])
Snare Drum
  • Jacques Delécluse: Étude No. 11 from Douze Études (1964)
  • Prokofiev: Lt. Kijé Suite (1st Mvt., 1 to 2 & 13 to end)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol (4th Mvt., beg. to M)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (3rd Mvt., D to G & 4th Mvt., M to U)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2nd Mvt., 98 to end)
Bass Drum
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., 1 to 4)
  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (72 to end of Part I)
Cymbals
  • Dvorák: Scherzo Capriccioso (Q to end)
  • Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (S to T)
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (3rd Mvt., 32 to 33)
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Tambourine
  • Bizet: Carmen (Aragonaise & Danse Bohème)
  • Dvorák: Carnival Overture (beg. to C & 8 bef. U to end)
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 version, 201 to 206)
Triangle
  • Bizet: Carmen (Danse Bohème)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (3rd Mvt., I to end)
  • Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 (E to H)
Timpani (for percussion applicants)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1st Mvt., beg. to A & 18 bef. S to end)
  • Elgar: Enigma Variations (Mvt. VII)
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses (2nd Mvt., S to X)