Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Associate principal timpani/section percussion
Application deadline
December 31, 2021
Audition date
February 27 through April 26, 2022
Weeks in season
43
Payment
$98,303.88 per year
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(Posted on December 27, 2021; last updated 8 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
2 to 3 minutes of Bach performed on marimba
Snare drum excerpts
NielsenClarinet Concerto
  • 34
  • 27 to 9 after 32
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 12
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 13–end
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 3740
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV: 1–M
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
SuppéPique dame
  • Overture
Xylophone excerpts
BartókThe Wooden Prince
  • 106111
KabalevskyColas Breugnon
  • Overture: 912
  • Overture: 1 before 36 to 37
  • Overture: 57–end
KodályHáry János
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
  • 2830
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • Toccata: 230–244
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 8081
  • 8891
StravinskyFirebird, 1910 version
  • 1 before 47 to 48
  • 127133
Glockenspiel excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 1–19
  • Mvt. II: 3941
  • Mvt. III: 5556
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • 1720
  • 2224
  • 5253
GlazunovViolin Concerto
  • 4647
  • 5153
ProkofievPiano Concerto No. 1
  • 35–end
PucciniLa rondine
  • Act II: 1516
RespighiPines of Rome
Vibraphone excerpts
AdamsCity Noir
  • Mvt. III: D2G2
  • Mvt. III: A3C3
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 567–607
  • 620–647
Bass drum excerpts
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Variation M
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 1 to 1 after 3
SibeliusSymphony No. 1, Op. 39
  • O to 2 after P
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • 7279
StravinskyPetrushka (1911 version)
  • 6466
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 272–end
Cymbals excerpts
BerliozBenvenuto Cellini
  • Overture: 273–282
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
  • Q–end
MussorgskyNight on Bald Mountain
  • S to 9 before T
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: 32 to 17 before 33
  • Mvt. III: 3738
TchaikovskyThe Nutcracker
  • Danse des Mirlitons
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
  • EF
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 272–end
Tambourine excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 1
  • Aragonaise: 1 to 7 before C
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: C to 3 after E
ChabrierEspaña
  • LM
  • O–end
DebussyImages pour orchestre
  • Mvt. II, “Ibéria”: mvt. i, 2430
  • Mvt. II, “Ibéria”: mvt. iii, 5356
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • 1–C
  • T–end
RavelRapsodie Espagnole
  • Mvt. II: 810
  • Mvt. IV: 57
  • Mvt. IV: 1012
  • Mvt. IV: 2327
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 201207
Triangle excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: HJ
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • 1–C
  • T–end
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 2
DvořákSymphony No. 9, “New World”
  • 56
Timpani excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. IV: 42–50
  • Mvt. V: 1–44
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. I: 513–end
BeethovenSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. III
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. III: 321 to Mvt. IV: 22
BernsteinCandide
  • Overture: 1 before 190 to 1 after 200
BrahmsSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. IV: 375–end
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Variation M: 1–10
HandelMessiah
  • “Hallelujah Chorus”: 52–end
HindemithSymphonic Metamorphosis
  • Mvt. II: 5 after S to 8 after W
MahlerSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. I: 7 before 15 to 15
MahlerSymphony No. 7
  • Mvt. V: 290–292
MartinConcerto for Seven Winds, Timpani, and Strings
  • Mvt. III: 6 after 18 to 8 after 22
MozartThe Magic Flute
  • Overture: 207–end
MozartSymphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551
  • Mvt. IV: 1–35
SchumanNew England Triptych
  • Mvt. I: 1–13
  • Mvt. I: 120–155
SibeliusFinlandia
  • 2 before “Allegro” to 7 after G
StraussBurleske
  • 1–20
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. I: 4 before T to V
WilliamsStar Wars
  • Main title: 1–20
Possible sight-reading
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