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, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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