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Orchestra Auditions

2014-2015 SEASON

Saturday, September 27, 2014 – Oboe & Horn
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – Violin & Bass

Auditions will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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All auditionees must fill out the form below to schedule an audition.

There are 2 positions open:
Violin I
Violin II – Seat 8

Both positions will be auditioned at the same time and you must prepare all 6 excerpts. We will determine the winners in each category based on your audition.

VIOLIN REPERTOIRE

SOLO
Mozart Violin Concerto #3, #4, or #5 – Exposition ONLY (no cadenza)

1st VIOLIN EXCERPTS
Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro Overture (first violin) Start at measure 1 and end at letter A

Puccini – La Bohème (first violin) Act 4, Start 4 after rehearsal #15 (no downbeat) and play to rehearsal #16.

Strauss – Don Juan (first violin) first page, ending at 13 after C

2nd VIOLIN EXCERPTS
Beethoven – Symphony #9 (second violin), Movement 2 (Molto vivace) Start at measure 9 and end 8 measures after B

Mozart – Così fan tutte (second violin), No. 31 Finale (Allegro assai) Start at measure 1 and play 17 measures

Verdi – Otello (second violin) Act 1, Start 6 before KK and play 23 bars

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SECOND OBOE AND ENGLISH HORN REPERTOIRE

SOLO
Mozart: Oboe Concerto; movements 1 & 2

OBOE EXCERPT REPERTOIRE (first oboe unless noted)
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn: 2nd oboe, opening.

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, 2nd mvt opening to 7mm before C: 2nd oboe

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: No. 2, 7 after C to 3 after 13.
Cavalleria Rusticana: No. 4, 16 after 30 to 31.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Lola’s Song.

Mozart: Così fan tutte, No 12, m 58 to end of aria.

Puccini: Madama Butterfly, Act 1, 8 before 2 through 4 after 4.

Puccini: La Bohème, Act 2, Allegro moderato (16 in Kalmus to before 20).

Ravel: L’Enfant et Les Sortileges, opening to reh. 4. 2nd oboe

Rossini: La Scala di Seta, Overture, Andantino.
La Scala di Seta, Overture, Allegro.

Verdi: Aïda, Act 3, Andante mosso through 3rd bar of 6/8.

Verdi: Falstaff, Act 1, Piu moderato to 2/4.

Wagner: Die Meistersinger, Overture, 2nd oboe, G through 7th bar of H.

ENGLISH HORN EXCERPT REPERTOIRE
Rossini: William Tell Overture, Andante to Allegro vivace.

Verdi: Falstaff, Act 1, Andante sostenuto.

Verdi: Rigoletto, Act 2, Meno mosso (#9).

Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera, Act 2, Scene 1.

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Act lll, Scene 1

POSSIBLE SIGHT-READING

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ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/UTILITY HORN REPERTOIRE

SOLO 
Mozart: Horn Concerto #2 – 1st Movement Exposition

EXCERPTS
(All Excerpts Horn 1 unless otherwise noted)

Beethoven: Fidelio, Overture: beginning to m. 55 (Horn 2)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8, Tempo di Minuetto: Trio only (Horn 1 & 2)

Mozart: Così Fan tutte, No. 25

Puccini: Tosca, Act 3: beginning to the third measure after figure 1

Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Overture: thirteen after figure 8 to twenty two after figure 8

Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri, No. 2: beginning to figure 14
No. 2: pick-up to 17 to eleven before figure 19

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Opening

Strauss: Salome, Dance of the Seven Veils – 9 before Q to V

Verdi: Falstaff, Act One: Rehearsal #26-#28 (Horn 3)

Verdi: Otello, Act One: 14 after OO to 15 before PP

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Bass – Seat 4 (Tenure Track)

BASS REPERTOIRE

SOLO
Bach: Cello Suite – any two contrasting movements

EXCERPTS

Beethoven: Symphony #9 – Mvmt IV – opening

Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – Bass Variation

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – Overture

Rossini: La Gazza Ladra – Overture

Verdi: Otello – (bass section solo)

Verdi: Rigoletto – Solo

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