Tucson Symphony Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Principal percussion
Application deadline
April 28, 2020
Audition date
May 20, 2020
Payment
$147.42 per service
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(Posted on March 14, 2020; last updated 23 days ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Any unaccompanied two- or four-mallet marimba solo by J. S. Bach
Snare drum excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. II
DelécluseTwelve Etudes for Snare Drum
  • Etude No. 9
NielsenSymphony No. 5
  • 3439
NielsenClarinet Concerto
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 12
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 13–end
RavelBoléro
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. III: D to 8 after F
  • Mvt. IV
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. IV: 1 to 4 after L
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • Part 2 Toccata: 143–165
Xylophone excerpts
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 5 after 48 to 9 before 50
GershwinAn American in Paris
  • 47
  • 6 after 20 to 21
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Overture: 4–18
KabalevskyColas Breugnon
  • Overture
ShostakovichThe Golden Age
  • Polka: 6–22
Glockenspiel excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
  • 1 after 16 to 4 after 18
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • 1724
GlazunovViolin Concerto
  • Mvt. III
MozartThe Magic Flute
  • Act I: Finale
RespighiPines of Rome
  • Mvt. I: 1 to 21 after 2
Vibraphone excerpt
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 620–631
Tambourine excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Habanera
  • Danse Bohème
BizetCarmen Suite No. 1
  • Aragonaise
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. I
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 5356
  • 2 before 202 to 206
Cymbal excerpts
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: 32 to “Allegro Scherzando”
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
Bass drum excerpts
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 1 to the “Nicht Schleppen” after 4
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • 72 to the end of Part I
Bass drum/cymbals attachment
MahlerSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. III
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 124127
  • 132134
A demonstration of various styles on drumset
Possible sight-reading
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