Detroit Symphony Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Assistant principal timpani percussion
Application deadline
March 4, 2016
Audition date
April 17 through May 23, 2016
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(Posted on December 2, 2015; last updated almost 2 years ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Timpani excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. IV: 42–50
BeethovenSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. III
BeethovenSymphony No. 7, Op. 92
  • Mvt. I: 421–end
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. I: 513–end
  • Mvt. II: FH
BrahmsSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. IV: 375–end
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Variation M
HindemithSymphonic Metamorphosis
  • Turandot: S–end
MahlerSymphony No. 7
  • Mvt. V: 223224
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. I: 1–21
SchumanNew England Triptych
  • Mvt. I: 1–13
SibeliusFinlandia
  • EI
StraussBurleske
  • 1–20
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • 189–end
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. I: 4 before T to V
WilliamsStar Wars
  • Main title
Second timpani excerpts
BernsteinOn the Waterfront
  • 37
HolstThe Planets
  • Jupiter
NielsenSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 1035–1109
Marimba solo
BachLute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV 996
  • Allemande
Snare drum repertoire
DelécluseTwelve Etudes for Snare Drum
  • Etude No. 9
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé
RavelBoléro
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
ShostakovichSymphony No. 10
  • Mvt. II
Xylophone excerpts
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 4 after 48 to 4 after 49
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Opening
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Beginning to 1
  • 7 to 6 before 8
  • 10–end
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
  • 2630
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • 230–244
StravinskyFirebird
Glockenspiel excerpts
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
MozartThe Magic Flute
RespighiPines of Rome
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty
  • Waltz
Vibraphone excerpts
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 567–577
  • 620–637
Tambourine excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème
BizetCarmen Suite No. 1
  • Aragonaise
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. IV: 1011
ChabrierEspaña
DvořákCarnival Overture
Cymbals excerpts
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
Bass drum excerpts
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Variation M
MahlerSymphony No. 3
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • Danse de la terre: 72 to 6 after 78
Possible sight-reading
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