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Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Harp & Guitar
Violin
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Viola
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Music:

  • One solo/movement demonstrating both lyrical and technical styles.
  • Choose 1 excerpt from each of the following groups:

Group 1

  1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
  2. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
  3. Brahms: Symphony No. 2
  4. Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Hadyn - Var. VII

​Group 2

  1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
  2. Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn - Var. V
  3. Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream
  4. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Cello
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Double Bass
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Flute
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Oboe
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Clarinet
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Bassoon
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Horn
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Trumpet
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Tenor Trombone
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Bass Trombone
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Euphonium
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Music:

Note: If you are a trombone player and own a euphonium, you can include the following excerpts (optional). These two short excerpts must be recorded together in a third track and must be unedited.

  1. Holst: The Planets (Tenor Clef)

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Tuba
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Harp
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Guitar
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Music:

  • 3-7 minutes of music that represents your current playing level and ability. The audition selection(s) can be a complete piece, a segment of a larger work, or two shorter works.
  • Two Major Scale Forms of your choice performed twice - once with rest stroke and once with free stroke. Please play these as quickly as you can play them cleanly, and provide a close-up angle where both hands can be seen at once.

Documents:

  • Short biography (250 words or less) – please include any public master classes, competitions or ensemble experience you may have.
  • Repertoire list
Percussion
Timpani
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Snare
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Mallet Percussion
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Music:

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Piano & Collaborative Piano
Piano
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Music:

  • One technical solo/movement
  • One lyrical solo/movement
  • The two works must be by different composers

Documents:

Short biography (250 words or less)

Collaborative Piano
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Music:

  • One solo work of your choice
  • Choose two contrasting movements from the following categories:
    1. Concerto movement with piano orchestral reduction and solo instrument (outer movements only)
    2. Sonata movement for piano and solo instrument
    3. Chamber music

Documents:

  • Short biography (250 words or less)
  • A brief statement describing your accompanying experience, including the areas you prefer to play (string, winds, orchestral piano)
  • Repertoire list (include solo, collaborative and chamber music)
Conducting Institute Scholars
Conducting Fellows
String Fellows
Violin
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Music:

Documents:

  • Cover Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Short biography (250 words or less)
  • Two letters of recommendation
Viola
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Music:

  • Three minutes of the first movement from one of the following:
    1. Bartok - Concerto for Viola
    2. Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher
    3. Walton - Concerto for Viola
  • Orchestral Excerpts:
    1. Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
      1. Pickup to 3 after Rehearsal #1 through 8 after Rehearsal #3
    2. Mozart - Symphony No. 35, Haffner
      1. Mvt. 1, mm. 41-66
      2. Mvt. 4, mm. 134-181
    3. Mendelssohn - Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
      1. Beginning through downbeat of m. 93
    4. R. Strauss - Don Juan
      1. Beginning through m. 66

Documents:

  • Cover Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Short biography (250 words or less)
  • Two letters of recommendation
Cello
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Music:

Documents:

  • Cover Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Short biography (250 words or less)
  • Two letters of recommendation
Percussion Fellows Header
Snare Drum
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  • Delecluse - Etude No. 9 from Douze Etudes
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
    1. Movement III
      1. D to E
      2. 5 mm. after F to 8 mm. after F
      3. G to H
    2. Movement IV
      1. 1 m. before C to D
      2. 4 mm. before N to 19 mm. after N
      3. P to R
      4. S to U
      5. 15 mm. after W to the 6/4 time signature
  • Prokofiev – Lieutenant Kije
    1. Rehearsal 1 to 3 inclusive (count through the rests at Rehearsal 2)
Marimba
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Bach (players choice)

Xylophone
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  • Gershwin - Porgy and Bess
    1. Main passage only (Goldenberg book)
  • Kabalevsky - Overture to Colas Breugnon (Goldenberg book)
    1. 1 m. after Rehearsal 9 to downbeat of Rehearsal 12
    2. Pick up to Rehearsal 36, play for 12 measures
    3. Rehearsal 57 to the end
  • Shostakovich - Polka from the Golden Age Ballet (Goldenberg book or real part)
    1. Beginning through A (or through Rehearsal 46), L to the end (or Rehearsal 55-56)
Glockenspiel
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  • Mozart - Magic Flute (Goldenberg book)
  • Dukas - Sorcerer's Apprentice
    1. Rehearsal 17 to 20
    2. Rehearsal 22 to 24
    3. Rehearsal 26 to 27
    4. 7 mm. after Rehearsal 52 to 53
  • Respighi - Pines of Rome
    1. Beginning to 21st m. of Rehearsal 2 (count all rests)
    2. 3rd m. of Rehearsal 3 to trill (play 4 mm. of trill only)
    3. 13th m. of Rehearsal 7 to the end
Tambourine
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  • Dvořák - Carnival Overture
    1. Beginning w/ repeats to 4 mm. before C
    2. T to the end
Cymbals
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  • Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
    1. Movement III; Rehearsal 32, play for 13 mm.
  • Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet
    1. E to 7 mm. before F
    2. 18 mm. before U, play for 5 mm.
Bass Drum
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  • Mahler - Symphony No. 3
    1. Movement I; 6 mm. before Rehearsal 11 to downbeat of Rehearsal 11
  • Stravinsky - Rite of Spring
    1. Danse de la Terre; Rehearsal 72 to 6 mm. after Rehearsal 78
Triangle
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  • Brahms - Symphony no. 4
    1. Movement III; Rehearsal I to the end.
Documents
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  • Cover Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Short biography (250 words or less)
  • Two letters of recommendation