Los Angeles Philharmonic percussion audition

Audition information

Principal percussion
Application deadline
March 28, 2016
Audition date
May 16–31, 2016
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(Posted on February 3, 2016; last updated over 2 years ago)

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Audition Repertoire
Marimba solo
BachLute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV 996
  • Gigue
Snare drum solo
Snare drum excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
KodályHáry János
NielsenClarinet Concerto
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
SchumanSymphony No. 3
ShostakovichSymphony No. 10
Xylophone excerpts
CoplandAppalachian Spring
GershwinAn American in Paris
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Overture
KodályHáry János
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
SchumanSymphony No. 3
ShostakovichLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Glockenspiel excerpts
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
GlazunovViolin Concerto
KodályHáry János
RespighiPines of Rome
RespighiRoman Festivals
SalonenWing on Wing
Marimba excerpts
SalonenPiano concerto
Vibraphone excerpts
AdamsCity Noir
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
Cymbals excerpts
MussorgskyNight on Bald Mountain
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
SousaThe Stars and Stripes Forever
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
Bass drum excerpts
MahlerSymphony No. 3
ProkofievSymphony No. 3
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
Tambourine excerpts
BorodinPolovtsian Dances
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
DvořákCarnival Overture
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
Triangle excerpts
  • Danse Bohème
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
DvořákSymphony No. 9, “New World”
Snare drum excerpt to be played with members of the percussion section
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. I
Excerpt for bass drum and/or cymbals to be played with members of the percussion section
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4

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