Saturday, September 27, 2014 – Oboe & Horn
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – Violin & Bass
Auditions will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Please click on your instrument below for full audition information.
All auditionees must fill out the form below to schedule an audition.
Orchestra auditions are now full. If you have further questions please contact Michael Ellert, Orchestra Personnel Manager.
There are 2 positions open:
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.
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
SECOND OBOE AND ENGLISH HORN REPERTOIRE
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
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/UTILITY HORN REPERTOIRE
Mozart: Horn Concerto #2 – 1st Movement Exposition
(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
Bass – Seat 4 (Tenure Track)
Bach: Cello Suite – any two contrasting movements
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