Orchestra Audition Information

 

Orchestra Audition Dates for the Fall Semester

8/23 9am-12pm, 8/24 9am-12pm, 8/28 2:45-4:30pm, 8/29 2:45-4:30pm

Cut & paste this link to sign up for an audition time - you must use your SI email address & password to access the page:

https://docs.google.com/a/siprep.org/spreadsheets/d/1FoCrv4Y-VBk-9lhEoXc7zubGPGgZVV5zV-OrFM2N7Xk/edit?usp=sharing

Fall Rehearsal times

    • Advanced/Varsity – Rehearsals are Monday nights 6-9pm/ Fall Concerts Nov 28, 30 & Dec 2 
    • Intermediate – Rehearsals are Tues/Thurs 2:45-4:15pm/ Fall Concerts Nov 28, 30, Dec 2

What to prepare:

1. A 2-octave scale of your choice, ascending and descending, played in eighth notes with the quarter note beat at 90 beats per minute on a metronome. 

2. Additionally please cut and paste this google doc link to access audition sheet music for your instrument from Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony - use your SI email address & password to view the document - and see below for which measures to prepare for your instrument:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2IZu7OWKEixMjB5YTlEdkVyUVE?usp=sharing. The measures to prepare & any additional instructions are listed below. 

Here is a link to listen to Dvorak's "New World" Symphony performed by the NY Philharmonic Orchestra if you want to hear what the audition piece sounds like: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HClX2s8A9IE  

Instructions for individual instruments:

FLUTE- the first 3 lines (slow tempo in 4, listen to a recording to hear how it goes) & rehearsal numbers 10-12 (fast tempo – look for the large rehearsal numbers on page 2.

OBOE- lines 4-9 on the first page (fast tempo, listen to a recording to see how it goes)

CLARINET- measures 189 – 284 & measures 324- 350

BASSOON – beginning until big rehearsal number 3 (first part is a slow tempo in 4)

BARI SAX/ALTO SAX – click on the part that says “Bassoon/bari/alto sax” – read it like its in treble clef with 4 sharps (F# C# G# D#) instead of the key signature that’s written. Prepare lines 3-7.

FRENCH HORN – lines 2 & 3 (slow tempo in 4, listen to a recording to get the idea) &  rehearsal 7-9 (fast tempo)

TRUMPET – line 1 (slow tempo in 4)  & big rehearsal 13 until the end of the first movement (fast tempo)

TROMBONE – Click on the part that says “trombone & tuba” then scroll all the way down to page 9 where it says “Trombone basso e tuba”. Please prepare the beginning (starts in a slow tempo in 4) all the way to big rehearsal #8 (ends in a fast tempo, please listen to a recording to get the idea).

TUBA – Click on the part that says “trombone & tuba” then scroll all the way down to page 9 where it says “Trombone basso e tuba”. Please prepare the beginning all the way to big rehearsal #8.

PERCUSSION & PIANO - Click on the part that says “timpani” – please prepare the first two lines (slow tempo in 4) and the last two lines (fast tempo) of the first movement. You can prepare them on the piano or on a snare drum – the rhythms just have to be precise. Listen to a recording to get the idea of tempi.

VIOLIN – line 3 (Allegro Molto) to big rehearsal #5 on the second page & big rehearsal #13 to the end of the first movement

VIOLA – rehearsal #4-#7 & rehearsal #9-#10

CELLO – first four measures & page 3 line 1 (play the top part) until big rehearsal #11

BASS – 3rd line (slow tempo, in 4) & big rehearsal #5-#9 (fast tempo)


email Dr.C with any questions: gclements@siprep.org


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