Cleveland Orchestra percussion audition


Audition information

Position
Section percussion
Application deadline
February 3, 2023
Audition date
April 24–25, 2023
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(Posted on January 23, 2023; last updated 12 days ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Marimba solo
TanakaTwo Movements for Marimba
  • Mvt. I
Snare drum solo
DelécluseKeiskleiriana I
  • Etude No. 11
Snare drum excerpts
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. II: 1–9
NielsenClarinet Concerto
  • 4 before 29 to 9 before 30
ProkofievPeter and the Wolf
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
  • Mvt. I, The Birth of Kijé: 12
RavelBoléro
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. III: DE
  • Mvt. IV: PU
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Mvt. IV: 1 to 10 after L
SchumanNew England Triptych
  • Chester: 106–122
ShostakovichSymphony No. 11
  • Mvt. IV: 4 before 134 to 138
SuppéPique dame
  • Overture: 4 before C to 9 before D
  • Overture: 8 before H to the end
Snare drum roll demo, ppp to fff for approximately 20 seconds
Xylophone excerpts
BartókMusic for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
CoplandAppalachian Spring
  • 5 after 48 to 4 after 49
GershwinPorgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
  • Overture
GershwinAn American in Paris
  • 49
  • 6 after 20 to 22
HindemithKammermusik No. 1
  • Finale: 137–154
  • Finale: 267–278
KabalevskyColas Breugnon
  • Overture: 912
  • Overture: 1 before 39 to 42
KodályHáry János Suite
  • Mvt. VI: 1–1
  • Mvt. VI: 78
  • Mvt. VI: 10–end
MessiaenOiseaux Exotiques
  • 67
  • 8 before 29 to 10 after 29
SchumanSymphony No. 3
  • Toccata: 230–244
StravinskyThe Firebird
  • 1 before 47 to 48
  • 127133
Glockenspiel excerpts
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • 4 after 17 to 3 before 20
  • 2224
MozartThe Magic Flute
RespighiPines of Rome
  • Mvt. I: 1 to 11 after 4
  • Mvt. I: 7 after 6 to 24 after 9
TchaikovskySleeping Beauty
  • Waltz
WagnerWaldweben
Vibraphone excerpts
BernsteinWest Side Story
  • 582–607
  • 620–631
WilliamsEscapades
  • Mvt. I, “Closing In”: 49–64
  • Mvt. III, “Joy Ride”: 126–175
Tambourine excerpts
BizetCarmen Suite No. 1
  • Aragonaise
BrittenPeter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • Mvt. IV: 1011
ChabrierEspaña
  • L to 4 before M
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • 1–C
  • T–end
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 2 before 202 to 206
Cymbal excerpts
DvořákScherzo capriccioso
  • 1 after Q to the end
MussorgskyNight on Bald Mountain
  • S to 7 after S
RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2
  • 32 to 13 after 32
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 272–end
TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet
  • 2 before O to 8 before P
Bass drum excerpts
MahlerSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 1 to 4 after 2
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • 72 to 6 after 78
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. IV: 272–end
Triangle excerpts
DvořákSlavonic Dance No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
DvořákSymphony No. 9, “New World”
Bass drum cymbal attachment
StravinskyPetrushka (1947 version)
  • 4 before 65 to 66
Possible sight-reading
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