Orchestral Training Audition Requirements and Repertoire

Audition Requirements

  • Orchestral Training program auditions are by video submission of the requested material only.
  • Applicants' recording should include all required audition excerpts in the order indicated.
  • You can submit only ONE video file.
  • The audition must be uploaded as one video, but the excerpts may be recorded separately and pasted together into one continuous video segment in the order listed
  • All pieces must be played without accompaniment.
  • The video must contain NO verbal or text identifiers.
  • Videos must be submitted as a public or unlisted YouTube link in the Application.
  • Submission deadline is midnight on February 1, 2022 EST

Those selected for the fellowship will be notified of their acceptance to the program by mid April. 

Audition Repertoire

Trumpet

  • Charlier Etude #6 from 36 Transcendental Etudes: beginning to double bar in 10th line only
  • Beethoven, Leonora Overture #2, off stage call
  • Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade (first 8 measures)
  • Mahler, Symphony #5, opening thru 5th measure of reh. #1 and pickups to reh. #13 to reh. #14
  • Stravinsky, Petrouchka (1947 version), Ballerina Dance
  • Resphigi, Pines of Rome, Mvt. 2, offstage solo

Horn

  • 1st Movement exposition from any Mozart or Strauss Concerto
  • Richard Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, Hn. 1, Beginning to reh. #2
  • Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nocturne, Hn. 1 solo
  • Beethoven, Symphony #3, Mvt. 3, trio, Horn 2
  • Shostakovitch, Symphony #5, Mvt. 1, 3rd measure of reh. # 17 to reh. #20
  • Mendelssohn, Symphony #3, Mvt. 2, Horn 3, 4 measures before reh. {F} to 2 measures before reh. {G}

Trombone

  • F. David Concertino, Mvt. 1 reh. {A} to one measure after reh. {C}
  • Mozart, Tuba Mirum, Trombone 2 solo
  • Rossini, La Gazza Ladra Overture, trombone 1, reh. {C} to 25 measures after reh. {C}, reh. {F} to 17 after reh. {F}, reh. {I} to 11 after reh. {I}
  • Berlioz, Hungarian March, trombone 1, measures 89 to 114
  • Wagner, Lohengrin, Introduction to Act III, trombone 1, reh. {B} to 18 measures after reh. {B}
  • Ravel Bolero, Trombone 1 solo

Bass Trombone

  • A. Lebedev (ed. Ostrander), Concerto in one mvt., beginning to "A Tempo" on page 2
  • Wagner, Das Rheingold, trombone 4, last 15 measures (Valhalla Motive)
  • Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries (Act 3, scene 1),  contrabass trombone (trombone 4), 4 measures after reh {10} to reh. {12}
  • Haydn, Creation, #26, Trombone 3,  beginning to reh {C}
  • Respighi, Fountains of Rome, trombone 3,  pick up to reh {11} to 2 measures after reh. {14}
  • Rossini, Overture to William Tell, trombone 3,  reh. {C} to reh. {E}

Tuba

  • Vaughan Williams, Tuba Concerto, Mvt. 1, page one (complete) and cadenza (complete)
  • Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries, B major section
  • Prokofiev, Symphony #5, Mvt. 1, reh. #3 to 7 measures after reh. #5
  • Berlioz, Hungarian March, reh. #4 through 2 measures after reh. #5
  • Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Tuba I, Mvt. 4, reh. 56 through 6 measures after reh. #57