Wind Audition Requirements

Wind Audition Requirements

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Flute

Solo

First movement of one of the following concertos:

  • Mozart Concerto in G Major (K. 313)
  • Mozart Concerto in D Major (K. 314)

Excerpts

  1. Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3: mm. 328-360
  2. Dvorak Symphony No. 8, movement 4: Rehearsal C to Rehearsal E (with repeats)
  3. Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo, 12 mm. before Rehearsal P to end
  4. Ravel Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2: 3 mm. after #176 to 2 mm. after #179
    Note: Piccolo excerpts will NOT be heard at the audition, but flutists chosen to participate in NOI will be asked to play piccolo and must bring their own instrument.

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Oboe

Solo

First movement of the Mozart Oboe Concerto in C Major (K. 314)

Excerpts

  1. Brahms Violin Concerto, movement 2: beginning to m. 32
  2. Ravel La Tombeau de Couperin, movement 1: beginning to #2
  3. Rossini La Scala di Seta: mm. 5-21 AND mm. 37-53
  4. Stravinsky Pulcinella: Serenata, #8 to #10 AND Gavotta – Var. 1a, #77 to #81
    Note: English horn excerpts will NOT be heard at the audition, but oboists chosen to participate in NOI will be asked to play English horn.  An instrument will be provided if needed.

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Clarinet

Solo

First movement exposition of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major (K. 622)

Excerpts

  1. Beethoven Symphony No. 6, movement: Rehearsal D to 2 mm. before E
  2. Brahms Symphony No. 3, movement 1: mm. 36-46 (A Clarinet)
  3. Brahms Symphony No. 3, movement 2: beginning to m. 22
  4. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, movement 2: mm. 9-56 AND mm. 84-102
    Note: E-flat and bass clarinet excerpts will NOT be heard at the audition, but clarinetists chosen to participate in NOI will be asked to play E-flat and bass clarinet.  Instruments will be provided if needed.

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Bassoon

Solo

First movement of one of the following concertos:

  • Mozart Bassoon Concerto in Bb Major (K. 191)
  • von Weber Bassoon Concerto in F Major (Op. 75)

Excerpts

  1. Beethoven Symphony No. 9: mvt. 4, mm.116-140
  2. Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture: mm. 101-123 AND mm. 139-171
  3. Nielsen: Woodwind Quintet, op. 43, mvt 4, Var. VII
  4. Stravinsky Rite of Spring: beginning to 3 mm. after #3
    Note: Contrabassoon excerpts will NOT be heard at the audition, but bassoonists chosen to participate in NOI will be asked to play contrabassoon.  A contrabassoon will be provided.

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Horn

Solo

First movement of one of the following concertos:

  • Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2 (K. 417)
  • Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 (K. 495)
  • Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 (Op. 11)

Excerpts

  1. Brahms Symphony No. 1, movement 2: upbeats to Reh. E to 1 bar after Reh. F
  2. Mahler Symphony No. 9, movement 1: pickup #8 to 8 mm. after #8 AND 26 mm. after #16 to 36 mm. after #16
  3. Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, movement 1: #17 to #21
  4. Strauss Ein Heldenleben: beginning to 5 mm. after #1

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Trumpet

Solo

First movement of one of the following concertos, not including cadenza:

  • Haydn Trumpet Concerto
  • Hummel Trumpet Concerto

Excerpts

  1. Mahler Symphony No. 5, movement 1: beginning to 5 mm. after #1
  2. Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, movement 1: #2 to #3
  3. Respighi Pines of Rome: offstage solo
  4. Stravinsky Petrouchka (1947 Version): Ballerina’s Dance, 1 m. before #134 to #139

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Trombone

Solo

First movement of David Trombone Concertino (Op. 4)

Excerpts

  1. Mahler Symphony No. 3, movement 1: 3 mm. after #13 to #17
  2. Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3, movement 1: Rehearsal Q to 2 mm. after Rehearsal S
  3. Mozart Requiem: Tuba Mirum, beginning to Rehearsal “a”
  4. Berlioz La damnation de Faust (2nd trombone): Rakoczy March, 6 mm. before #4 to #5

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Bass Trombone

Solo

Bach Cello Suite No. 5: Sarabande

Excerpts

  1. Haydn The Creation, no. 26: beginning to Rehearsal C
  2. Respighi Fountains of Rome: #11 to #14
  3. Schumann Symphony No. 3, movement 4: mm. 1-18
  4. Strauss Ein Heldenleben: #61 to #65

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Tuba

Solo

First movement of the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto (including cadenza)

Excerpts

  1. Bruckner Symphony No. 7, movement 4: Rehearsal P to Rehearsal S
  2. Mahler Symphony No. 2, movement 5: #10 to #11
  3. Respighi Fountains of Rome: #11 to #14
  4. Wagner Meistersinger Overture: mm. 158-188

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