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Auditions for the 2015-2016 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 "AYCO." Musicians interested in AYCO must prepare all excerpts listed.

PREPARATORY VIOLIN
AYSE/AYCO Excerpts
AYDO Excerpts

PREPARATORY VIOLA
AYSE/AYCO Excerpts
AYDO Excerpts

PREPARATORY CELLO
AYSE/AYCO Excerpts
AYDO Excerpts

PREPARATORY BASS
AYSE/AYCO Excerpts
AYDO Excerpts


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:
Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis
Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien
For Concertmaster Conideration: Strauss, Don Juan

SYMPHONIC VIOLA [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis
Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien
For Principal Consideration: Strauss, Don Juan

SYMPHONIC CELLO [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6
For Principal Consideration: Strauss, Don Juan

SYMPHONIC BASS [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis
Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kije
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6
For Principal Consideration: Strauss, Don Juan


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

PREPARATORY FLUTE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpt from:
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4

SYMPHONIC FLUTE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Beethoven, Overture No. 3 to Leonore
Debussy, Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun"
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4
Stravinsky, Petruchka (1911)

PREPARATORY OBOE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3
Strauss, Don Juan

SYMPHONIC OBOE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Brahms, Symphony No. 1
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3
Strauss, Don Juan

PREPARATORY CLARINET
[DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Beethoven, Symphony No. 6

SYMPHONIC CLARINET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Beethoven, Symphony No. 6
Rimsky-Korsakov, Le Coq d'or
Schubert, Symphony No. 8

PREPARATORY BASSOON [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Beethoven, Symphony No. 4

SYMPHONIC BASSOON [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Beethoven, Symphony No. 4
Stravinsky, Firebird Suite
Wagner, Tannhauser Overture


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

PREPARATORY FRENCH HORN [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpt from:
Strauss, Don Juan

SYMPHONIC FRENCH HORN [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Brahms, Symphony No. 2
Strauss, Don Juan
Strauss, Till Eulenspiegels

PREPARATORY TRUMPET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien

SYMPHONIC TRUMPET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Beethoven, Leonore Overture
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4

PREPARATORY TROMBONE
[DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpt from:
Rossini, William Tell Overture

SYMPHONIC TROMBONE [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Ravel, Bolero
Rinsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
Rossini, William Tell Overture
Stravinsky, Firebird Suite

PREPARATORY BASS TROMBONE [
DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpt from:
Wagner, Die Walkure

SYMPHONIC BASS TROMBONE
[DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Brahms, Symphony No. 1
Brahms, Symphony No. 4
Strauss, Till Eulenspiegels
Wagner, Die Walkure

PREPARATORY TUBA [
DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpt from:
Wagner, Die Meistersinger

SYMPHONIC TUBA [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Berlioz, Rakoczi March
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6
Wagner, Die Meistersinger


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

PREPARATORY & SYMPHONIC PICCOLO [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:
Rossini, Semiramide Overture

PREPARATORY & ENGLISH HORN [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpt from:
Dvorak, Symphony No. 9

E-flat CLARINET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpt from:
Berlioz, Symphony Fantastique

BASS CLARINET [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpt from:
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5


PERCUSSION Possible sight reading on mallets and snare drum.

Percussion [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from:

Snare Drum:
Cappricio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov
*Clarinet Concerto by Nielsen

Glock:
Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky
*Feste Romane by Respghi

Xylophone:
Appalachian Spring by Copland
*Porgy and Bess by Gershwin

Timpani:
Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven
*New England Triptych by Schuman

Marimba Solo:
*Walzer for Herbert by Zivkovic

Only bracketed sections must be performed.  Excerpts with an asterisk are optional, but are required in order to be considered for AYP.  Sight Reading may also be required.


HARP

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

Symphonic level only [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from :
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Tchaikovsky, Nutcraker Suite
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake
Verdi, La Forza del Destino


PIANO

Symphonic level only [DOWNLOAD] Includes marked excerpts from :
Stravinsky, Petrushka (1911 version)


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

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