Seattle Symphony Orchestra percussion audition

Audition information

Third percussion
Application deadline
August 7, 2015
Audition date
September 25–28, 2015
Weeks in season
$97,400 per year
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(Posted on August 6, 2015; last updated almost 4 years ago)

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Audition Repertoire
Snare drum excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
NielsenClarinet Concerto
PetersHard Times IV
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 15
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 13–end
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
Xylophone excerpts
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Opening
GershwinAn American in Paris
KabalevskyColas Breugnon
KodályHáry János
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
  • 1620
  • 2628
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • Dance of the Seven Veils
Bells excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
GlazunovViolin Concerto
RespighiPines of Rome
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty
Vibes excerpts
AdamsCity Noir
  • A3C3
BernsteinWest Side Story
  • 567–577
  • 582–589
  • 620–632
Marimba excerpts
BachLute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV 996
  • Allemande
PendereckiConcerto Grosso No. 3 for 3 Cellos and Orchestra
Tambourine excerpts
  • Danse Bohème
  • Prelude to Act IV
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
DebussyImages pour orchestre
  • Mvt. II, “Ibéria”: mvt. i @ 3
DvořákCarnival Overture
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
TchaikovskyThe Nutcracker
  • Trepak
  • Danse Arabe
Cymbals excerpts
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
MozartThe Abduction from the Seraglio
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
TchaikovskyThe Nutcracker
  • Danse des Mirlitons
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
Bass drum excerpts
MahlerSymphony No. 3
Triangle excerpts
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
DvořákSymphony No. 9, “New World”
LisztPiano Concerto No. 1
Timpani excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
BartókViolin Concerto No. 2
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
ElgarEnigma Variations
HansonThe Mystic Trumpeter
HindemithSymphonic Metamorphosis
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
SchumanNew England Triptych
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring

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