Kansas City Symphony percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Associate principal percussion
Application deadline
December 7, 2018
Audition date
January 21–23, 2019
Payment
$71,591 per year
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(Posted on October 5, 2018; last updated 11 days ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Marimba
BachLute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV 996
  • Allemande: beginning to the first repeat
Marimba — the candidate’s choice of a movement from the J. S. Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin (not to exceed five minutes)
Xylophone
BartókMusic for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
  • Mvt. III: 1–5
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 5 after 48 to 4 after 49
GershwinAn American in Paris
  • 47
  • 6 after 20 to 21
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Overture: 4–18
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
  • 5 after 13 to 5 before 18
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • Toccata: 230–244
ShostakovichCello Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: 1 before 100 to 101
ShostakovichLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
  • Act III, scene 6: 379384
StravinskyFirebird
  • 1 before 47 to 48
  • 127133
StravinskyLes Noces
  • Second Tableau: 5962
  • Fourth Tableau: 2 before 96 to 98
Glockenspiel
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 2 after 16 to 5 before 19
  • Mvt. II: 2 before 40 to 41
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • 4 after 17 to 3 before 20
  • 2224
MozartThe Magic Flute
  • Act I, No. 8
ProkofievPiano Concerto No. 1
  • 35–end
RespighiPines of Rome
  • Mvt. I: 1 to 15 before 3
  • Mvt. I: 13 after 7 to the end
WagnerWaldweben
  • From the 9/8 measure for 9 bars
Vibraphone
AdamsCity Noir
  • A3C3
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 567–575
  • 620–631
WilliamsEscapades
  • Mvt. I: 49–65
Snare drum
BrittenA Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • 6 to 9 after 9
NielsenClarinet Concerto
  • 34
  • 2732
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 12
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 13–end
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 3740
  • Mvt. IV: 111–end
RavelBoléro
  • 1–2
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV: 1 to 10 after L
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. III: DH
  • Mvt. IV: PU
SchumanOn Freedom’s Ground
  • 289–306
ShostakovichSymphony No. 11
  • Mvt. IV: 5 before 134138
  • Mvt. IV: 176–end
SuppéPique dame
  • Overture: 4 before C to 8 before D
  • Overture: “Più mosso” to the end
Bass drum
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Variation M: 10–14
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 13
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • Danse de la terre
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 4 after 19 to the end
Tambourine
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. IV: 1011
ChabrierEspaña
  • LM
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • 1–C
  • 8 before U to the end
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 2 before 202 to 206
Cymbals
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
  • Q–end
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: 3233
SibeliusFinlandia
  • MO
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
  • EF
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 4 after 19 to the end
Possible sight-reading
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