Tucson Symphony Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Principal percussion
Application deadline
September 15, 2022
Audition date
September 29–30, 2022
Payment
$147.42 per service
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(Posted on August 26, 2022; last updated about 1 month ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Marimba solo
BachSonata No. 1 for Solo Violin, BWV 1001
  • Fugue: 1–55
Snare drum excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. II: 1–9
MontgomeryBanner
  • 162–178
NielsenClarinet Concerto
  • 34
  • 2733
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 12
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV: 1 to 10 after L
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
ShostakovichSymphony No. 10
  • Mvt. II: 98–end
Xylophone excerpts
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 4850
GershwinAn American in Paris
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
ShostakovichThe Golden Age
  • Polka
StravinskyFirebird, 1910 version
  • 1 before 47 to 48
  • 127133
WilliamsThe Cowboys
  • Overture: 34–38
  • Overture: 85–91
Glockenspiel excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
RespighiPines of Rome
  • Mvt. I
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a
  • Mvt. V, Waltz
Vibraphone excerpts
BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • 567–577
  • 582–608
  • 620–637
WilliamsCatch Me If You Can
  • Mvt. I, “Escapades”: 49–65
Tambourine excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 1
  • Aragonaise: 1 to 17 after B
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: C to 3 after E
ChabrierEspaña
  • LM
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • 1–C
  • Q–end
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 201207
TchaikovskyNutcracker Suite
  • Trepak
Cymbal excerpts
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
  • Q–end
MussorgskyNight on Bald Mountain
  • ST
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • Mvt. III: 32 to 13 after 32
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
  • EF
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 272–end
Bass drum excerpts
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Variation M
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 6 after 1 to 2 after 2
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring (1947 version)
  • 7279
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 272–end
Bass drum/cymbals attachment
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 124127
A demonstration of various styles on drumset
Snare drum solo
DelécluseTwelve Etudes for Snare Drum
  • Etude No. 1
Triangle excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème: H to 2 after I
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. III
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 2
  • BC
DvořákSymphony No. 9, “New World”
  • Mvt. III: 56
LisztPiano Concerto No. 1
  • 14 before F to F
Possible sight-reading
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