Baltimore Symphony Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Principal percussion
Application deadline
April 1, 2022
Audition date
June 4–15, 2022
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(Posted on March 6, 2022; last updated 3 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Marimba solos
BachSonata No. 1 for Solo Violin, BWV 1001
  • Siciliano
TanakaTwo Movements for Marimba
  • Mvt. I: 1–34
Snare drum solo
DelécluseTwelve Etudes for Snare Drum
  • Etude No. 9
Snare drum excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. II
NielsenClarinet Concerto
  • 10 after 3 to 4
  • 16 to 3 after 17
  • 28 to 9 after 32
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II: 37 to 1 before 40
RavelBoléro
  • 1–20
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV: 1 to 10 after L
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV
RossiniLa Gazza Ladra
  • Overture: 1–11
SchumanNew England Triptych
  • Chester: 106–122
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • Part 2 Toccata: 143–199
ShostakovichSymphony No. 10
  • Mvt. II: 98–end
SuppéPique dame
  • Overture: 95–130
Xylophone excerpts
BartókMusic for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
  • Mvt. III: 1–5
  • Mvt. III: 79–end
  • Mvt. IV: 173–183
CoplandAppalachian Spring Suite
  • 5 after 48 to 50
GershwinAn American in Paris
  • 4 to 4 before 7
  • 6 after 20 to 21
  • 2 before 33 to 5 before 37
GershwinPorgy and Bess
  • Introduction: 3–17
HaymanPops Hoedown
  • 2224
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Beginning to 1
  • 7 to 8 after 7
  • 2 after 10 to 8 after 10
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
  • 1 after 28 to 30
RavelMa mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Suite
  • Mvt. III: 78
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • Toccata: 230–244
SimonAMEN!
  • 41–45
  • 101–104
  • 109–133
  • 301–326
StravinskyFirebird, 1910 version
  • 1 before 47 to 48
  • 127133
WilliamsThe Cowboys
  • Overture: 34–38
  • Overture: 85–91
Glockenspiel excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II
  • Mvt. III
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
MozartThe Magic Flute
  • Act I: Finale
RespighiPines of Rome
  • Mvt. I
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
  • Mvt. V, Waltz
Vibraphone excerpts
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 582–588
  • 620–637
  • 701–704
WilliamsCatch Me If You Can
  • Mvt. I, “Escapades”: 49–64
  • Mvt. III: 126–181
  • Mvt. III: 235–257
Tambourine excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 1
  • Aragonaise: 1 to 17 after B
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: 3 before D to 3 after E
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. IV: 1011
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • 1 to 4 before C
  • 11 after R to the end
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 3 after 201 to 1 after 206
Cymbal excerpts
MussorgskyNight on Bald Mountain
  • S to 7 after S
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: 32 to 13 after 32
ShostakovichSymphony No. 5, Op. 47
  • Mvt. IV: 8 after 133 to the end
SibeliusFinlandia
  • 6 after M to O
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 249–end
Bass drum excerpts
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 8 after 1 to 4 after 2
StravinskyPetrushka (1911 version)
  • 64 to 12 after 68
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring (1947 version)
  • 72 to 6 after 78
Triangle excerpts
BerliozRoman Carnival Overture
  • 9 after 9 to 2 after 14
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: H to 2 after I
DvořákSymphony No. 9, “New World”
  • Mvt. III
Drum set excerpts
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 1–138
  • 661–704
JohnsonVictory Stride
Possible sight-reading
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