Auditions

CONCERTMASTER AUDITIONS

For immediate release:
Friday, January 18, 2019

The San Juan Symphony has announced an audition for the position of Concertmaster. To be considered for the position, applicants must be residents of either Durango, Colorado, or Farmington, New Mexico. The Concertmaster will be expected to lead local strings rehearsals with the music director, in addition to upholding the highest levels of playing while providing leadership for the entire San Juan Symphony. The Concertmaster will also be expected to work closely with the librarian and other string principals to prepare string parts with bowings in a timely manner. Other duties would be outlined in the final contract; the pay scale for Concertmaster has been $700 per concert set. The appointment would begin with a probationary year during the 2019-20 season.

Live auditions (required) will be held during the afternoon of Sunday, May 12th, 2019, at Fort Lewis College in Durango. Interested applicants must submit a professional resume detailing performance experience and educational background no later than Friday, February 15th, 2019. Email resumes directly to personnel manager Anastasia Nellos (sjs.anellosmusic@gmail.com).

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • First movement of a Romantic violin concerto.
  • First movement of either Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 or 5 (without cadenza).
  • J.S. Bach, Erbarme Dich (concertmaster solo) from St. Matthew’s Passion (BWV 244, Part II, No. 39 Aria), complete.
  • Rimsky Korsakov, Scheherazade (concertmaster solo), Movement 2, opening solo before Rehearsal A.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade (concertmaster solo), Movement 3, solo before Rehearsal L through Rehearsal N.
  • Strauss, Don Juan, opening through measure 62.
  • Mendelssohn, Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream, measure 17 through 99.
  • Brahms, Symphony No. 4, Movement 4, measure 33 through 80.
  • Mozart Symphony No. 39, Movement 1, opening (Adagio) through measure 142 (end exposition)
  • Mozart, Symphony No. 39, Movement 2, opening through measure 60.
  • Mozart, Symphony No. 39, Movement 4, opening through measure 41.
  • Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, “Classical,” Movement 2, opening through Rehearsal C.
  • Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, “Classical,” Movement 4, opening through Rehearsal D.

SECOND OBOE AUDITIONS

The San Juan Symphony has announced an audition for Second Oboe. The Second Oboe will be expected to uphold the highest levels of playing in the section while contributing to the positive working atmosphere of the San Juan Symphony. Compensation includes $58/service and the possibility of a mileage stipend depending on the distance traveled. Residency in the Four Corners area is highly recommended.

Live auditions will be held during the afternoon of Saturday, May 11th, 2019, in Farmington, New Mexico. Interested applicants must submit a professional resume detailing performance experience and educational background no later than Friday, March 1st, 2019. Email resumes directly to personnel manager Anastasia Nellos (sjs.anellosmusic@gmail.com).

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (OBOE 2 UPDATED 2019):

  • First movement of a standard Oboe concerto.
  • 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 (optional): Dvořák, Symphony No. 9, “New World,” Mvt. 2, mm. 7-18; and Rossini, William Tell Overture, Andante after letter E to Allegro vivace before letter H.

ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

Interested Applicants must send a resume to:
Anastasia Nellos
Personnel Manager
sjs.anellosmusic@gmail.com
505-350-3960

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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 2017-2018, Smetana: Moldau mm 333 (Piu Moto) to end
In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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 2017-2018, Smetana: Moldau mm 333 (Piu Moto) to end

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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 2017-2018, Smetana: Moldau mm 333 (Piu Moto) to end

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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 2017-2018, Smetana: Moldau mm 333 (Piu Moto) to end

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

PICCOLO:

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

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

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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.

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

BASS CLARINET:

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

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

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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.

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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]

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

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.

In addition to the listed excerpts, please prepare the first movement exposition of a standard concerto.

PERCUSSION EXCERPTS:

Marimba
J.S Bach – Solo of your choice (2 or 4 mallets)

Snare Drum
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade,  III. [D] to [H] , IV [P] to [U]
Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol, IV. Beginning through 10 meas. after [L]

Xylophone 
Gershwin – Overture from Porgy and Bess: meas. 4 to 18
Shostakovich – Polka from The Golden Age, Entire

Glockenspiel
Dukas – Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 4 after [17] to [24]
Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker, No. 9 Waltz of the Snowflakes, [E] to [H]

Tambourine
Dvorak – Carnival Overture,  Beg. to 4 meas. before [C], 8 before [U] to end

Cymbals
Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet, 2 meas. before [O] to 7 meas. before [P]
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concert No. 2, [32] to 18 meas. before [33]

Bass Drum
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4, IV. 16 meas. after [H] (meas. 272) to the end

Instruments

Candidates may bring their own snare drums, tambourines, and cymbals, but MUST use the orchestra’s mallet instruments and bass drum.

 San Juan Symphony will provide the following instruments:

Snare Drum                       Pearl Philharmonic 6.5” x 12” Maple with a Remo Renaissance drum head

Marimba                             Adams 5 octave Artist Classic Custom

Xylophone                          Korogi 4.5 octave Rosewood

Glockenspiel                      Malletech 2.6 octave Infinity Series

Crash Cymbals                  19” Zildjian Symphonic American; 17” Zildjian Medium Classical Orchestral

Tambourine                       Black Swamp 10” TC2S Chromium/Silver Combination Double Row w/Synthetic Head

Bass Drum                        32” Pearl Symphonic Bass drum on a suspended stand (brand unknown