• Audition Results

    Audition results can be found here for CSO and here for CCO.

  • Fall 2018 Audition Info

    CSO and CCO will have the following openings for the Fall 2018 semester:

    In the Fall semester, all members (new and old) need to audition. For the Fall 2018 semester, we anticipate the following openings:

     

    In chamber orchestra (CCO):

    8 1st violin

    8 2nd violin

    6 viola

    5 cello

    2 bass

     

    In Symphony Orchestra (CSO):

    16 1st violin

    16 2nd violin

    14 viola

    12 cello

    8 bass

     

    4 flute (must be able to double on piccolo)

    4 oboe

    4 clarinet (1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet, and 2 Bb clarinet)

    4 bassoon

    5 horn

    3 trumpet

    3 trombone

    1 tuba

    4 percussion

    1 harp

    1 keyboard

     

    The audition form will be available on July 1, 2018 at the link below. Please complete the audition form to be assigned an audition time slot during Orientation week and the first week of classes (Sunday, August 19 - Friday, August 24). You must audition with like instruments during the schedule outlined below.

     

    Upon completion, you will be assigned an audition time by July 15, 2018.

     

    Audition will consist of a three octave scale of your choice for string players and two octave scale of your choice for wind and brass players. Also prepare a solo piece from your instrument repertoire. Plus a prepared orchestral excerpt from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 [ http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.1_(Mahler,_Gustav) ]

    Specific Excerpts from the Symphony will be posted on August 1, 2018

     

  • Audition Guide

    Before Auditioning
    • Sign up for your audition time slot using the audition form below.
    • In the audition form, indicate a preference for an ensemble. Although the slot is not guaranteed, the student's preference will be given much consideration.
    • Thoroughly prepare your audition repertoire.

    • Be sure to warm up before the audition. Practice rooms on the basement floor of Lincoln Hall will be available during the entire audition period.
    • Please Note: Due to a large number of violins auditioning, the audition format for violins will be as follows. Each person will have 5 minutes; 5 violinists will be scheduled every half hour for a total of 90 slots over the two days.

     

     

    During the Audition
    • Be on time for the appointment. If you are late, you will have a shortened audition.
    • Each audition will last 10 minutes (except for violins, see note in "Before Auditioning"
    • Prepare 6 to 7 minutes of music to play at the audition. Contrasting excerpts from solo or orchestra literature are recommended: for example, a fast and technically demanding excerpt accompanied with a slow and lyrical excerpt.
    • You will also be asked to prepare an excerpt from the standard orchestral repertoire and also to play a three-octave scale of your choice. Transposing instrumentalists may be asked to demonstrate faculty with transposition skills.
    • Hint: prepared excerpt will include passages from the 2018-2019 repertoire (subject to change). Download the PDF's here: (these will be available on August 1). (does not apply for spring auditions)
     

     

    After the Audition
    • Results will be posted online at 3 pm on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
    • All musicians accepted for membership are expected to attend the organization's first rehearsal, as announced on the posted lists. Be sure to check all of the acceptance lists carefully, as you may not be placed in your first-choice ensemble.
    • All orchestra members must be available for all rehearsals and concerts. Please check the schedule of rehearsals and concert dates posted online.

     
  • Audition Schedule

    Auditions for the Fall 2018 semester will take place in B20 or B21 of Lincoln Hall unless indicated otherwise.

     

    Orchestra auditions for Fall 2018:

     

    Sunday, August 19

    3:30-5:30 pm Percussion with Michael Sparhuber in B20

     

    Monday, August 20

    1:30-3:30 pm Flutes with Elizabeth Shuhan and Juliana Pepinsky in B20

    3:30-5:00 pm bass auditions with TBA in B21

    5:00-6:00 pm Trumpet auditions with Scott Harrell in B21 [updated]

    7:30-9 pm Clarinets with Lenora Schneller in B20

     

    Tuesday, August 21

    12:30-4pm viola auditions with Madeline Schatz-Harris in B21

    4-6pm oboes and bassoons with Emily DiAngelo and Daniel Hane in B21

     

    Wednesday, August 22

    9am-2pm cello auditions with John Haines Eitzen in B21

    3-5pm horns with Ilze Brink-Button auditions in B21

    5-6:30 pm low brass, tuba with Ryan Zawel auditions in B21

     

    Thursday, August 23

    1-2:30 pm violin auditions with Timna Mayer in B20

    2:40 - 4:30 pm violin auditions with Timna Mayer in B21

     

    Friday, August 24

    12-1pm keyboard auditions in B20

    1-3 pm violin auditions with Timna Mayer in B20,

    3-5 pm violin auditions with Timna Mayer in B21

     

    Saturday, August 25

    10 am CSO, CCO audition results posted online

    Sunday, August 26

    2 pm Orchestra picnic

     

    Monday, August 27

    445 pm in B20 first rehearsal for CSO

     

    Tuesday, August 28

    445 pm in Barnes Hall first rehearsal for CCO

     

  • Audition Excerpts

    Main prepared excerpts will be taken from Mahler's 1st Symphony. Prepared excerpts will be posted here on August 1, 2018.

     

    You can start to learn the Mahler parts using these imslp parts.

    http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.1_(Mahler,_Gustav)

     

    Flute:

    Flute I:

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, Reh 29 to end of movement

    Excerpt 2: Movement II, 10 after Reh 8 to 6 after Reh 9

    Excerpt 3: Movement III, 2nd of Reh 16 to Reh 17

    Excerpt 4: Movement IV, 7 after Reh 9 to Reh 12

    Excerpt 5: Movement IV, 2 after Reh 52 to Reh 53 High A Trill [updated]

     

    Piccolo:

    In Flute 3 Part

    Excerpt 1: Movement IV, Reh 7 to Reh 8

    Excerpt 2: Movement IV, Reh 33 two measures

     

    Oboe:

    Oboe 1:

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, 7 mm. before Reh. 8 to 8 mm. after Reh. 11

    Excerpt 2: Movement I, 1 mm. before Reh. 16 to 7 mm. after Reh. 17

    Excerpt 3: Movement II, Reh. 5 to 6 mm. before Reh. 9

    Excerpt 4: Movement III, Reh. 3 to 4 mm. before Reh. 4

    Excerpt 5: Movement III, pick-up to Reh. 11 to Reh. 12

     

    English Horn (in Oboe 3 Part):

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, Reh. 1 to 4 mm. after Reh. 1

    Excerpt 2: Movement III, 2 mm. before Reh. 4 to 9 mm. after Reh. 4

    Excerpt 3: Movement III, 3 mm. after Reh. 18 to 7 mm. after Reh. 18

     

    Clarinet:

    Clarinet I:

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, (Bb Clarinet) 7 before Reh 8 to Reh 12

    Excerpt 2: Movement 2, (A Clarinet) Beginning of Trio to 3 after Reh 18; skip to "Etwas frischer" to 4 after Reh 22

    Excerpt 3: Movement 3, (C Clarinet) pick-ups to Reh 15 to Reh 17

    Excerpt 4: Movement 4, (C Clarinet) Reh 39 for 4 measures

    Note: You don't need to transpose Mvt. 2 excerpts if you don't have an A clarinet, but please transpose the Mvt. 3&4 excerpts written for C clarinet.

     

    Eb Clarinet:

    In Clarinet 4 part

    Excerpt 1: Movement 1, 5 after Reh 29 to 3 before Reh 32

    Excerpt 2: Movement 3, 4 before Reh 14 to Reh 17

    Excerpt 3: Movement 4, pick-up to Reh 6 to 7 after Reh 7; skip to Reh 11 to 2 before Reh 13

     

    Bass Clarinet:

    In Clarinet 3 part; please also prepare Mvt. 2 & 4 excerpts if you have a Bb (soprano) clarinet

     

    Excerpt 1: Movement 1, m. 9 to end of movement (skip long rests)

    Excerpt 2: Movement 2, (A Clarinet / okay to play on Bb Clarinet) beginning to Reh 7

    Excerpt 3: Movement 3, beginning to 6 after Reh 4 (8 measures)

    Excerpt 4: Movement 4, (C Clarinet - please transpose to Bb Clarinet) pick-up to Reh 6 to 7 after Reh 7

     

    Bassoon:

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, M. 7-15

    Excerpt 2: Movement III, Reh 2-4 +8 measures

    Excerpt 3: Movement III, Reh 13-14+2 measures

    Excerpt 4: Movement IV, 15 measures before Reh 11- Reh 12 + 6 measures

    Excerpt 5: Movement IV, Reh 40-Reh 52 + 2 measures

     

    Horn:

    from 1st horn

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, 4 measures before REH 2 - one measure after REH 3

    Excerpt 2: Movement I, Pickup to measure 3 after REH 15 - 7 measures before REH 16

    Excerpt 3: Movement I, REH 25 - REH 27  

    Excerpt 4: Movement II, REH 14 - REH 16

    Excerpt 5: Movement III, 2 measures after REH 3 - 2 measures after REH 4

    Excerpt 6: Movement III, 2 measures after REH 13 - REH 15

    Excerpt 7: Movement IV, Pickup to REH 6 - REH 7

    Excerpt 8: Movement IV, REH 35 - REH 39

     

    Trumpet:

    Use this link

    https://www.brassexcerpts.com/trumpet/mahler-symphony-no-1/

    Trumpet 1 in F
    Movement I: 4 measures after [1] to 8 measures before [2]

    Trumpet 2 in F
    Movement I: 4 measures after [1] to 8 measures before [2]

    Trumpet 3 in B-flat (in der Ferne)
    Movement I: 4 measures after [1] to 8 measures before [2]

    Trumpets 1-2 in F
    Trumpet 3 in B-flat (in der Ferne)

    Movement I: 4 measures after [1] to 8 measures before [2]

    Trumpet 1 in F
    Movement III: [5] to 4 measures after [7]

    Trumpet 2 in F
    Movement III: [5] to 4 measures after [7]

     

    Trombone:

    Trombone 1

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, 9th measure of REH 25 to end of REH 26

     

    Excerpt 2: Movement I, REH 31 to end of the movement

    Excerpt 3: Movement III, REH 15 - REH 17

    Excerpt 4: Movement IV, Beginning to REH 6

    Excerpt 5: Movement IV, 13 measures before REH 8 to REH 15

    Excerpt 6: Movement IV, pickup to 1 measure before REH 22 to REH 35

    Excerpt 7: Movement IV, 1 measure before REH 53 to the end of the movement

    Trombone 4

    Excerpt 8: Movement IV, pickup to REH 56 to the end of the movement

     

    Tuba:

    Wagner - Die Meistersinger Overture: From letter I to L

    Stravinsky - Petrouchka: Bear Theme (No. 100)

    Berlioz - Symphony Fantastique: 5th mvt Dies Irae Coda

    Mahler - Symphony No. 1 3rd mvt, 4 bars before 3 to 4

    https://app.box.com/s/73dk1b6dmzoq80gwftuwdayhig5fy5sf

     

    Harp:

    Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker: The Waltz of the Flowers Cadenza
    Berlioz - Symphony Fantastique: 2nd Movement
    -2 bars before [21] to [22]
    -[32] to Animato

    https://app.box.com/s/73dk1b6dmzoq80gwftuwdayhig5fy5sf

     

    Piano:

    Stravinsky - Petrouchka: Solo(piano)

    Tchaikovksy Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Opening and Cadenza(celeste) from The Nutcracker

    Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 mvt 2 2 before rehearsal 18 to rehearsal 22

    https://app.box.com/s/73dk1b6dmzoq80gwftuwdayhig5fy5sf


     

    Timpani

    For all excerpts, please be ready with translations and knowledge of what is happening in the rest of the orchestra.

    Excerpt 1: Movement III, beginning through Reh 5

    Excerpt 2: (Timpani 1) Movement IV, beginning through Reh 4

    Excerpt 3: (Timpani 1) Movement IV, Reh 33 through Reh 35

    Excerpt 4: (Timpani 1) Movement IV, Reh 52 through Reh 53

    and

    In addition to the timpani excerpts, please prepare an etude for snare and a work for mallets, OR the following excerpts:

    Snare: Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Mvmt. III, reh. D through reh. E; Mvmt. IV, reh. P through reh. R (via IMSLP)

    Xylophone: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, Overture (contact mas847@cornell.edu if needed)

    Please also be prepared to play a variety of cymbal crashes, and a snare roll from pp<ff>pp.

    If you are performing an etude of your choice, please bring a copy of the music for the conductor.

     

    Violin:

    Excerpt 1: Movement II, Reh 8- (two measures before) Reh 11

    Excerpt 2: Movement IV, (6 measures after) Reh 7- (4 measures before) Reh 9

    Excerpt 3: Movement IV, Reh 16- Reh 19

    Excerpt 4: Movement IV, Reh 31- Reh 34

     

    Viola:

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, (5 measures after) Reh 9 - (8 measures before) Reh 12

    Excerpt 2: Movement IV, Reh 4 - Reh 7

    Excerpt 3: Movement IV, (6 measures before) Reh 10 - Reh 12

    Excerpt 4: Movement IV, Reh 52- Reh 54

     

    Cello:

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, (9 measures before) Reh 8 - (2 measures before) Reh 9

    Excerpt 2: Movement I, (4 measures before) Reh 10 - (4 measures after) Reh 11

    Excerpt 3: Movement I, (5 measures before) Reh 16 - (5 measures after) Reh 17

    Excerpt 4: Movement I, (4 measures before) Reh 32 - Reh 33

    Excerpt 5: Movement III, (3 measures after) Reh 2 – (4 measures before) Reh 5

    Excerpt 6: Movement IV, Reh 11 – (2 measures after) Reh 12

    Excerpt 7: Movement IV, Reh 16 – (2 measures after) Reh 17

    Excerpt 8: Movement IV, Reh 22 – (7 measures before) Reh 23

     

    Bass:

    Excerpt 1: Movement I, Top line 10 before Reh 2 - 4 before Reh 2 (measures 17-23 )

    Excerpt 2: Movement I Top line 12 before Reh 4- 7 before Reh 4 (measures 38-42)

    Excerpt 3: Movement I, pickup to Reh 18- 2 measures before 19

    Excerpt 4: Movement I, pickup to 5 after Reh 22 to Reh 26

    Excerpt 5: Movement I, 2 before Rehearsal 28 to Reh 31.

    Excerpt 6: Movement III, Reh 1- 2 after Reh 2 ( solo opening)

    Excerpt 7: Movement IV, Reh 3 before Rehearsal 11- Reh 12

  • Fall 2018 Audition Form

    Auditions will be held from August 19-25, 2018