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Auditions for the 2014-2015 Season
General InfoProcess/Requirements Excerpts ScheduleResults Frequently Asked Questions

All excerpts are marked with brackets to indicate the sections to be used for auditions. AYPO suggests that musicians listen to a recording of the work prior to preparing the excerpts.


STRINGS (preparatory level only): Please note that those musicians interested only in AYSE do NOT need to prepare the excerpts labeled "For AYCO ONLY." Musicians interested in AYCO must prepare all excerpts listed.

PREPARATORY VIOLIN [DOWNLOAD] Excerpts from:
Tchaikovsky: Mother Ginger (All musicians must prepare)
Vivaldi: Themes from Concerto in A Minor (All musicians must prepare)
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs Suite (For AYCO ONLY)
Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain (For AYCO ONLY)

PREPARATORY VIOLA [DOWNLOAD] Excerpts from:
Tchaikovsky: Mother Ginger (All musicians must prepare)
Vivaldi: Themes from Concerto in A Minor (All musicians must prepare)
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs Suite (For AYCO ONLY)
Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain (For AYCO ONLY)

PREPARATORY CELLO [DOWNLOAD] Excerpts from:
Tchaikovsky: Mother Ginger (All musicians must prepare)
Vivaldi: Themes from Concerto in A Minor (All musicians must prepare)
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs Suite (For AYCO ONLY)
Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain (For AYCO ONLY)

PREPARATORY BASS [DOWNLOAD] Excerpts from:
Tchaikovsky: Mother Ginger (All musicians must prepare)
Vivaldi: Themes from Concerto in A Minor (All musicians must prepare)
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs Suite (For AYCO ONLY)
Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain (For AYCO ONLY)


STRINGS (symphonic level only): Excerpts are the same for both Round 1 and Round 2 auditions. Each set of excerpts for symphonic level strings has a selection or selections that must be prepared only if the musician wishes to be considered for a role as a principal player. Each of these excerpts is clearly labeled and will not be heard in the first round. The excerpts to be prepared in addition to the applicant's choice of solo are:

SYMPHONIC VIOLIN [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Mozart: The Magic Flute, Overture
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Wagner: Lohengrin, Introduction to Act III
For Principal consideration:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

SYMPHONIC VIOLA [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Mozart: The Magic Flute, Overture
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Wagner: Lohengrin, Introduction to Act III
For Principal consideration:
Strauss: Don Juan

SYMPHONIC CELLO [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Mozart: The Magic Flute, Overture
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Wagner: Lohengrin, Introduction to Act III
For Principal consideration:
Strauss: Don Juan

SYMPHONIC BASS [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Mozart: The Magic Flute, Overture
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Wagner: Lohengrin, Introduction to Act III
For Principal consideration:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, mvt. 4


WOODWINDS: There are separate excerpt lists for the preparatory and symphonic levels.

PREPARATORY FLUTE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, mvt. 2
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Smetana: Má vlast

SYMPHONIC FLUTE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, mvt. 2
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, mvt. 4
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Brahms: Symphony No. 4, mvt. 4

PREPARATORY CLARINET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Schubert: Symphony No. 8, mvt. 2
Verdi: La Forza del Destino, Sinfonia
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, Overture

SYMPHONIC CLARINET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, mvt. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

PREPARATORY OBOE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, mvt. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, mvt. 2
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata

SYMPHONIC OBOE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Rossini: La Scala di Seta, Overture
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, mvt. 2

PREPARATORY BASSOON [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, mvt. 4
Mahler: Symphony No. 1, mvts. 1, 3
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

SYMPHONIC BASSOON [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, mvts. 1, 2
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Strauss: Don Juan


BRASS: There are separate excerpt lists for the preparatory and symphonic levels of french horn, trumpet, and trombone.

PREPARATORY FRENCH HORN [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Arban: Blue Bells of Scotland
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Handel-Harty: Watermusic
Saint-Saens: Marche Militaire Francaise

SYMPHONIC FRENCH HORN [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Kopprasch: Etude No. 15
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Beethoven: Fidelio Overture
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

PREPARATORY TRUMPET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Arban: Blue Bells of Scotland
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, mvt. 4
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibitioin
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

SYMPHONIC TRUMPET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole
Ravel: Bolero

PREPARATORY TROMBONE
[DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Wagner: Lohengrin, Introduction to Act III
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Overture

SYMPHONIC TROMBONE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Rochut: Melodious Etudes from Trombone
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Berlioz: Hungarian March
Rossini: La Gazza ladra, Overture

BASS TROMBONE
[DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Rochut: Melodious Etudes from Trombone
Rossini: La Gazza ladra, Overture
Wagner: Tannhauser, Overutre
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

TUBA
[DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Berlioz: Hungarian March
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks


SECONDARY INSTRUMENTS: Excerpts listed are for both preparatory and symphonic levels unless otherwise noted.

PICCOLO [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust
Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione

E-flat CLARINET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Copland: El Salon Mexico

BASS CLARINET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

ENGLISH HORN [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Debussy: Nocturnes
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez


PERCUSSION Possible sight reading on mallets and snare drum.

All Applicants [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Marimba: Bach - Corrente from Partita in A minor for solo flute
Snare Drum: Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf
Xylophone: Shostakovich - Polka from The Age of Gold
Glockenspiel: Strauss - Don Juan
Timpani: Mozart - Symphony No. 39

To be considered for AYP, also prepare [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Snare Drum: Schuman - Symphony No. 3
Xylophone: Stravinsky - Firebird
Glockenspiel: Debussy - La Mer
Timpani: Martin - Concerto


HARP

Preparatory level only [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Bizet: Carmen, Entr'acte
Borodin: Polovetsian Dances

Symphonic level only [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from :
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Verdi: La Forza del Destino, Overture
Tchaikovsky: Nutcraker Suite


PIANO

Symphonic level only [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from :
Haydn - Trio
Schubert: Nocturne for Piano, Violin and Cello
Bartok: Contrasts
Piazzolla: Cinco Piezas


QUESTIONS? Browse through the Auditions pages (including the Frequently Asked Questions section) or contact the AYPO office: auditions@aypo.org.

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