Cleveland Orchestra percussion audition

Audition information

Assistant principal timpani / section percussion
Application deadline
October 1, 2022
Audition date
November 28, 2022
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(Posted on September 14, 2022; last updated about 1 year ago)

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Audition Repertoire
Marimba solo
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
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
ProkofievSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II
ProkofievPeter and the Wolf
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
SchumanNew England Triptych
  • Chester
SchumanSymphony No. 3
ShostakovichSymphony No. 11
SuppéPique dame
  • Overture
Snare drum roll demo, ppp to fff for approximately 20 seconds
Xylophone excerpts
BartókMusic for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
CoplandAppalachian Spring
GershwinAn American in Paris
GershwinPorgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
HindemithKammermusik No. 1
KabalevskyColas Breugnon
KodályHáry János
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
SchumanSymphony No. 3
ShostakovichThe Golden Age
  • Polka
ShostakovichSymphony No. 4
StravinskyThe Firebird
StravinskyLes Noces
StravinskyPetrushka (1911 version)
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 3 before 33 to 36
Glockenspiel excerpts
DebussyLa Mer
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
GlazunovViolin Concerto
MozartThe Magic Flute
RespighiPines of Rome
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty
  • Waltz
Vibraphone excerpts
BernsteinWest Side Story
  • Mvt. I, “Closing In”: 49–64
  • Mvt. III, “Joy Ride”: 126–175
Tambourine excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 1
  • Prelude
BizetCarmen Suite No. 2
  • Danse Bohème
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
DebussyImages pour orchestre
  • Mvt. II, “Ibéria”
DvořákCarnival Overture
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
Cymbal excerpts
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
MussorgskyNight on Bald Mountain
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
TchaikovskyThe Nutcracker
  • Danse des Mirlitons
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
Bass drum excerpts
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
MahlerSymphony No. 3
RespighiRoman Festivals
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
Triangle excerpts
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
DvořákSymphony No. 9, “New World”
LisztPiano Concerto No. 1
Timpani excerpts
BartókViolin Concerto No. 2
BartókMusic for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
BartókPiano Concerto No. 2
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
BeethovenSymphony No. 4
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
BeethovenSymphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” Op. 68
BeethovenSymphony No. 7, Op. 92
BeethovenSymphony No. 8
BeethovenSymphony No. 1
BeethovenSymphony No. 2
BeethovenSymphony No. 3
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
BeethovenViolin Concerto
BeethovenMissa solemnis
  • Overture
BizetCarmen Suite
BrahmsSymphony No. 3
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
BrahmsAcademic Festival Overture
BrahmsPiano Concerto No. 1
BrahmsGerman Requiem
BrahmsSymphony No. 1
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
BrucknerSymphony No. 9
BrucknerSymphony No. 7
DvořákSymphony No. 7
DvořákSymphony No. 8
HindemithSymphonic Metamorphosis
MahlerSymphony No. 5
MahlerSymphony No. 6
MahlerSymphony No. 7
MendelssohnSymphony No. 4, “Italian”
MendelssohnSymphony No. 3, “Scottish”
MozartSymphony No. 38, K. 504
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
MozartSymphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551
SchubertSymphony No. 9, D. 944, “The Great”
SchumannSymphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
SchumannSymphony No. 2
ShostakovichSymphony No. 11
ShostakovichSymphony No. 1, Op. 10
ShostakovichSymphony No. 5, Op. 47
SibeliusSymphony No. 1, Op. 39
SibeliusSymphony No. 2
StraussDeath and Transfiguration
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
TchaikovskySymphony No. 6
Possible sight-reading

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