Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Principal percussion
Application deadline
April 21, 2017
Audition date
June 9–10, 2017
Weeks in season
40
Payment
$60,219.20 per year
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(Posted on March 23, 2017; last updated 9 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
A four-mallet marimba Bach solo of the candidate’s choice
Snare drum solo
DelécluseTwelve Etudes for Snare Drum
  • Etude No. 1
Snare drum excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. II
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé
  • Mvt. II
  • Mvt. V: 5455
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV: 1–P
  • Mvt. V: V–end
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV: BU
ShostakovichSymphony No. 10
Xylophone excerpts
BartókMusic for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
  • Mvt. III: 1–6
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 48–end
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Overture: 1–18
HindemithKammermusik No. 1
  • Finale
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Mvt. VI
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • Toccata: 230–245
Glockenspiel excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
RespighiPines of Rome
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty
  • Waltz
Vibraphone excerpts
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 268–276
  • 567–607
  • 620–637
  • 688–705
Cymbals excerpts
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
  • L–end
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
Bass drum excerpts
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 1–5
  • Mvt. I: 3233
  • Mvt. I: 5660
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 124134
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • 7279
  • 189–end
Tambourine excerpts
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. IV: 1011
DvořákCarnival Overture
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 201207
Triangle excerpts
DvořákSymphony No. 9, “New World”
LisztPiano Concerto No. 1
Drum set excerpts
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 656–705
Possible sight-reading
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