North Carolina Symphony percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Assistant principal percussion
Application deadline
January 13, 2014
Audition date
March 15–17, 2014
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(Posted on December 9, 2013; last updated almost 6 years ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Snare Drum
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Mvt. II: Beginning to 1 after 1
NielsenSymphony No. 5
  • 351–cadenza (offstage SD)
  • 376–405
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé
  • Mvt. I: 12
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 3740
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. III: beginning–H
  • Mvt. IV: Beginning to 4 after L
  • Mvt. V: 4 before Z to Presto
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. III: DG
  • Mvt. IV: 4 before N to 19 after N
  • Mvt. IV: 9 before Q to R
ShostakovichSymphony No. 10
  • Mvt. I: 4344
  • Mvt. II: 98–end
ShostakovichSymphony No. 11
  • Mvt. I: 8486
SuppéPique dame
  • 4 before C to 17 before D
Bass Drum
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Var. M to the Fugue
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 8 after 1 to 2
  • Mvt. I: 6 after 55 to 9 after 55
  • Mvt. I: 6 before 57 to 3 after 57
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • Danse de la terre: 72 to the end
Bass drum with cymbal attachment
StravinskyPetrushka
  • 124127
Crash Cymbals
ChabrierEspaña
  • 17 before B to B
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
  • 820–end
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Mvt. IV: 3 to 7 after 4
LisztPiano Concerto No. 1
  • Allegro Marziale (14 before K) to 1 after K
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • 32 to Allegro scherzando
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 273–end
TchaikovskyNutcracker Suite
  • Danse des mirlitons: C to 10 before E
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
  • E to 6 after E
  • 465–472
Suspended Cymbals
ChabrierEspaña
  • O–end
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. IV: KM
Triangle
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: H to 2 after I
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: DE
  • Mvt. IV: IK
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Var. M: 2 before 1st ending to Fugue
DvořákSymphony No. 9, “New World”
  • Mvt. III: 223–238
LisztPiano Concerto No. 1
  • Allegretto vivace to F
  • Allegro Marziale (14 before K) to K
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 2627
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. IV: 15 after L to the 6/8
  • Mvt. IV: P to 9 after P
Tambourine
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. IV: 1011
ChabrierEspaña
  • 18 before B to B
  • L–end
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • Beginning to 5 after A
  • QS
  • 8 before U to the end
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 9 after 12 to 3 before 13
  • 66 to 3 after 67
StravinskyPetrushka
  • 201206
TchaikovskyNutcracker Suite
  • Arabian Dance
  • Trepak
Orchestra Bells
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II
  • Mvt. III: 5556
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • 4 after 17 to 3 before 20
  • 2224
  • 7 after 52 to 53
GershwinRhapsody in Blue
  • 4 before 32 to 32
HigdonPeachtree Street
  • 83–98
  • 165–173
ProkofievAlexander Nevsky
  • Entry into Pskov: 8183
RespighiPines of Rome
  • Pines of the Villa Borghese
Rimsky-KorsakovRussian Easter Overture
  • VW
  • 16 after Y to the end
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty
  • Waltz: 144–177
WilliamsClose Encounters of the Third Kind Suite
  • 127–139
Xylophone
AndersonChicken Reel
  • 10 before E to E
  • K to 5 after L
BarberPrayers of Kierkegaard
  • 3 after 3 to 6 after 3
  • 1314
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 5 after 48 to 9 before 50
GershwinPorgy and Bess: Selection for Orchestra
  • 297–303
GershwinAn American in Paris
  • 47
  • 2021
  • 7576
GinasteraEstancia
  • Malambo: 135138
HaymanPops Hoedown
  • 5 after 3 to 4
  • 1 before 22 to 24
HindemithKammermusik No. 1
  • 3 before 20 to 4 after 20
  • 1 after 40 to 6 after 40
  • 3 before 140 to 6 after 150
KabalevskyColas Breugnon
  • Overture: 912
KhachaturianSabre Dance
  • 14
KorngoldThe Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Mvt. V: 1824
ShostakovichThe Golden Age
  • Polka: 6 after 45 to 1 after 46
StravinskyPetrushka
  • 8891
WilliamsThe Cowboys
  • Overture: 86–92
Vibraphone
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 581–607
  • 620–629
  • 701–705
SchullerSeven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee
  • Mvt. III: D to 11 after E
SchwantnerConcerto for Percussion
  • 15–33
Marimba
HigdonPercussion Concerto
  • Mvt. I: 16–25
  • Mvt. I: 45–63
  • Mvt. I: 245–259
KorngoldThe Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Mvt. IV: 2 to 3 after 7
  • Mvt. IV: 2 after 16 to 1 after 18
SchwantnerFree Flight
  • 21–34
Chimes
AdamsHarmonium
  • Mvt. III: 22–36
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. II: 6–end
FleckConcerto for Banjo
  • Mvt. II: D to 14 after D
HaymanPops Hoedown
  • 39 to 7 after 39
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