Auditions

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2017 AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: SJS AUDITIONS 2017.

The San Juan Symphony will hold auditions on May 13, 2017 for the following openings: Principal Viola, Principal Trombone, and Fourth French Horn.

Interested Applicants must send a resume and request an audition time slot no later than May 1st, 2017:

Anastasia Nellos
Personnel Manager
sjs.anellosmusic@gmail.com
505-350-3960

IN ADDITION TO PREPARING ALL ASSIGNED EXCERPTS, APPLICANTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO PREPARE ONE MOVEMENT OF A STANDARD CONCERTO OF THEIR CHOICE (UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED). VIOLINS ARE ASKED TO PREPARE THE FIRST MOVEMENT OF A MOZART CONCERTO WITH CADENZA.

The following excerpt list includes both general repertoire lists as well as specific requirements for the 2017 auditions. Excerpts can be made available upon request.

PRINCIPAL VIOLA 2017:
SOLO: One movement from any standard concerto
Mozart, Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, “Haffner”: Movement I: Beginning through the downbeat of measure 94.
Mendelssohn, “Scherzo” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61:Beginning to Letter D.
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 2: mm 1-10; mm 49-59; 22 after B to 8 before C.
Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture: 3 after 1 to 9 after 3.
R. Strauss Don Juan: First Page.

FOURTH HORN 2017:
SOLO: First movement exposition from any Mozart concerto
Beethoven, Symphony #3, Scherzo-Trio, [Horn 2]: mm. 167-205.
Liszt, Les Preludes, [Horn 4]: mm 55-63 and 69-80.
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, Mvt. 3 [Horn 4]: mm. 83-121.
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 1 [Horn 4]:  Opening – Reh. A; Reh. I/J through Reh. K.
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 2 (Vivace non troppo), [Horn 4]: Opening through Reh. B; Reh. C through Rec. D; 12 before Reh. F through 5 after Reh. G.

FIRST TROMBONE 2017:
SOLO: One movement from any standard concerto
Mozart, Requiem, Tuba Mirum [Trombone 2]: Opening through measure 34.
Wagner, Tannhauser Overture: Rehearsal A to 16 after A.
Rossini, William Tell Overture: Rehearsal C to 9 after Rehearsal D.
Brahms, Symphony #4, Mvt. 4: Rehearsal E to 24 after E.
Dvorak, Symphony #9 New World, Mvt. 1: Rehearsal 7-9.
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Mvt. 4: Reh. K-N; Reh. W-X.

 

VIOLIN EXCERPTS:

Brahms: Symphony No. 3—(mvt 1: beginning to letter B)

Schumann:  Symphony No. 2—(mvt 2: beginning to mm. 55)

Mozart:  Symphony No. 39—(mvt 2: mm 96–130)

Mozart:  Symphony No. 39—(mvt 4: beginning to mm 43)

For 2016-17: Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra—(mvt 1: mm 51-66, 76-135)

VIOLA EXCERPTS:

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5—(mvt. 2: mm 1-10, mm 49-59, 22 after B to 8 before C )

Mozart: Symphony No. 35—(mvt 4: opening to A, mm 1-37)

Berlioz:  Roman Carnival Overture—(3 after 1 to 9 after  3 )

For 2016-17: Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra—(mvt 4: upbeat to 43-66.)

CELLO EXCERPTS:

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5—(mvt 2: mm 1-10, mm 49-59, mm 99-104, mm 114-123)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5—(mvt 3: mm 1-18, mm 43–138, Trio mm 141-196 take 2nd ending)

Brahms:  Symphony No. 2—(mvt 2: mm 1-17, mm 43-55)

Mozart: Symphony No. 35—(mvt 4: opening to A, mm 1-37)

For 2016-17: Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra—(mvt 5: mm 292-344)

BASS EXCERPTS:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5—(mvt 3: mm. 1-18, mm 43–138, Trio mm. 141-196)

Berlioz:  Symphony Fantastic—(March to the Scaffold, mm. 122-154)

Mozart: Symphony No. 35—(mvt 4: opening to A, mm 1-37)

For 2016-17: Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra—(mvt 5: mm 35-58)

FLUTE/PICCOLO EXCERPTS:

Ravel, Daphnis and Chloe, flute 1: Rehearsal 176-179

Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf, flute 1: Rehearsal 2-4

Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo, flute 1: 1 before P to 23 after Q

Beethoven, Symphony #7 1st movement, flute 1: mm. 56-88

Brahms, Symphony #4 mvmt 4, flute 1: mm. 93-105

PICCOLO:

Sousa, Stars and Stripes, piccolo: mm 93-end

Tchaikovsky, Symphony #4, mvmt 3, piccolo: 2 after E to 3 before G

OBOE/ENGLISH HORN EXCERPTS:

OBOE:

PREFERRED SOLO: Mozart, Concerto for Oboe, 1st mvt. (exposition)

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 2, measures 1–21

Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3, 2nd mvt: m. 33 to m. 100

Brahms, Symphony No.2, Mvt. 3, Measures 1-30

Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Theme only

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Mvt. 1, Rehearsal H to L

ENGLISH HORN:

Dvořák, Symphony No. 9, “New World,” Mvt. 2, mm. 7-18.

Rossini, William Tell Overture, Andante after letter E to Allegro vivace before letter H

CLARINET EXCERPTS:

Mendelssohn, “Scherzo” from Midsummer Night’s Dream, beginning to Rehearsal A.

Beethoven, Symphony 6, Mvt. 2, mm. 69-104

Beethoven, Symphony 8, Mvt.3, Minuet: mm. 48-78

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Mvt. 2, Rehearsal G Cadenza; Mvt. 4, Rehearsal I-K.

Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Rehearsal 6 to Rehearsal 8.

BASS CLARINET:

Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker, Act 2, No. 12 D (Trepak), Opening to Rehearsal C;

Nutcracker, Act 2, No. 12 F (Mother Ginger), complete movement.

BASSOON EXCERPTS:

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Mvt. 2, Opening to Rehearsal A [Solo].

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 1, measures 104-114; Mvt. 2, measures 274-290.

Mozart, Marriage of Figaro Overture [complete]

Beethoven, Symphony 5, Mvt. 2, measures 166-176 and 184-199

Dukas, Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Rehearsal 43-45

FRENCH HORN EXCERPTS:

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, [Horn 1] Mvt. 1: mm. 1-20 and letter I (bars 169-181) \

Wagner, Siegfried Idyll [Horn 1]: Rehearsal 16 to 16 after 16

Beethoven, Symphony #3, Scherzo-Trio, [Horn 1 and Horn 2]: mm. 167-205

Brahms, Symphony No. 2, [Horn 1] Mvt. 1: mm 454-477 [Solo]

Liszt, Les Preludes, [Horn 1 and Horn 4]: mm 55-63 and 69-80

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, [Horn 4], Mvt. 3: mm. 83-121

TRUMPET EXCERPTS:

Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade: Beginning to 3 after rehearsal 5

Stravinsky, Petrouchka, Trumpet 1: Rehearsal 134 to 7 after 142

Mahler, Symphony #5, mvmt 1, Trumpet 1: Beginning to 5 after rehearsal 1

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Mvt. 4, Rehearsal P-R

Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, Mvt. 4, mm. 8-25 and last 20 measures

Beethoven, Symphony No.5, Mvt. 4, Opening to Rehearsal A

Brahms, Symphony No. 2, Mvt. 4, Measure 397 – end.

TROMBONE EXCERPTS:

Mozart, Requiem, Tuba Mirum: 13 before A to A

Wagner, Tannhauser Overature, Trombone 1: Rehearsal A to 16 after A

Belioz, Damnation of Faust, Hungarian March: 1 before rehearsal 4 to rehearsal 5

Brahms, Symphony #4, Trombone 1: Rehearsal E to 24 after E

Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Overture, Rehearsal M-N [2nd Trombone]

TUBA EXCERPTS:

Wagner, Die Meistersinger Overture: Beginning to m. 27, mm. 58-73

Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries: mm. 126-143

Belioz, Damnation of Faust, Hungarian March: Rehearsal 4 to Rehearsal 5

Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique: Rehearsal 56 to 6 after 57

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 4, Rehearsal A to B;

Brahms, Symphony No. 2, Mvt. 4, Rehearsal P to Measure 405.