Kansas City Symphony violin audition


Audition information

Position
Associate concertmaster
Application deadline
August 26, 2022
Audition date
October 17–18, 2022
Weeks in season
42
Payment
$67,211 per year
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(Posted on July 13, 2022; last updated about 1 month ago)


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Audition Repertoire
One movement from Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas
One of the following concerto movements
MozartViolin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
  • Mvt. I with cadenza
MozartViolin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
  • Mvt. I with cadenza
The first movement — with cadenza — of any Romantic or 20th century concerto
Solo excerpts
BachSt. Matthew Passion
  • “Erbame Dich, mein Gott”
BrahmsSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. II: 1 before E to the end
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. III: 8 after K to N
  • Mvt. IV: solo at measure 8
  • Mvt. IV: solo at measure 28
  • Mvt. IV: 7 after Z to the end
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 2 after 22 to 32
TchaikovskySwan Lake
  • Act II, No. 13, Scene 5: 26 to 6 before 31
First violin excerpts
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. III: 99–114
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 33 to 6 after 38
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
  • Scherzo: 1 to 7 after D
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. I: 1–98
  • Mvt. I: 1–27
ProkofievSymphony No. 1, “Classical”, Op. 25
  • Mvt. I: 1–12 (H)
SchumannSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: beginning to the first trio
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
  • 1 to 13 after C
Chamber music
BeethovenString Quartet Opus. 18, No. 4
  • Mvt. I, first violin part
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