Kansas City Symphony bass audition


Audition information

Position
Section bass
Application deadline
December 5, 2014
Audition date
January 12–13, 2015
Payment
$52,743 per year
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(Posted on October 3, 2014; last updated about 3 years ago)


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Audition Repertoire
One movement from any Bach suite
The first movement from a standard bass concerto
Excerpts
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. III: beginning–100 (4 after A)
  • Mvt. III: 140–218 (23 after B), no repeat
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. IV: beginning–90
  • Mvt. IV: 431–525
BerliozSymphonie fantastique
  • Mvt. V: Pickup to 1 after 70 to 9 after 74
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. I: EF
  • Mvt. IV: 8 before L to 1 before M
BrittenThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Variation H
HaydnSymphony No. 88
  • Mvt. I: 23 after A to 42 after A
  • Mvt. IV: B to 34 after B
MahlerSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. I: 2–40
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. I: 13–48
  • Mvt. IV: 10 after D to E (134–181)
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. I: 14 before A to C
SchubertSymphony No. 9, “The Great”
  • Mvt. III: Beginning to 7 after C
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 911
  • 5163
VerdiOtello
  • Act IV, Scene III soli: U to 7 after X
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