Kansas City Symphony trumpet audition


Audition information

Position
Second trumpet
Application deadline
April 22, 2019
Audition date
June 3–4, 2019
Weeks in season
42
Payment
$74,466 per year
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(Posted on March 22, 2019; last updated 3 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Solo
HaydnTrumpet Concerto in E♭ Major
  • Mvt. I with cadenza
  • Mvt. II
First trumpet excerpts
BeethovenLeonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a
  • 392–411
BizetCarmen
  • Prelude to Act I
BrahmsAcademic Festival Overture
  • 63–92
BrucknerSymphony No. 7
  • Mvt. IV: PS
BrucknerSymphony No. 8
  • Mvt. IV: 4 after Vv to the end
HandelMessiah
  • “The Trumpet Shall Sound”
MussorgskyPictures at an Exhibition
  • First promenade: 1–2
RavelPiano Concerto in G
  • Mvt. I: 23
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 7 after 49 to 55, first E♭ trumpet
  • First E♭ Trumpet: 6566
  • First B♭ trumpet: 8083
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • Pickup to 135 to 151
TchaikovskyThe Nutcracker
  • “Divertissement Chocolate”: 1–20
Second trumpet excerpts
BarberViolin Concerto
  • Mvt. III: 14 to 6 after 15
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. I: 39–50
  • Mvt. I: 328–396
  • Mvt. II: 90–147
  • Mvt. V: 201–254
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. I: 513–end
BrahmsAcademic Festival Overture
  • 63–92
DebussyThree Nocturnes
  • Fêtes: 9 after 10 to 11
DvořákSymphony No. 8
  • Mvt. II: 7 before E to F
MahlerSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. I: 17 to 12 after 17
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. IV: 6 before Q to R
SchumannSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. I: 1–13
WebernPassacaglia, Op. 1
  • 4 before 6 to 3 after 7
Section-playing round: candidate will play with KCS musicians (any of the above excerpts)
Possible sight-reading
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