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2018 Audition Dates

  • October 17 – Albuquerque
  • October 18 – Albuquerque
  • October 19 – Las Cruces

2018-2019 Audition Material

Violin:

  • E major and g melodic minor scales q = 90
  • 2019 Violin Excerpts
  • Solos (Choose one of the following)
  1. Czardas, Vitorrio Monti – beginning of solo (m. 5) through m. 69, no repeats; Largo – tempo rubato q=70, Allegro – q=142
  2. Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 26, 1st movement, Max Bruch exposition; m. 6 – m. 40 (solos only), q=112
  3. Symphonie Espagnole, 1st movement, Edouard Lalo – exposition; m. 5 to downbeat of m. 80 (solos only), q=140
  • Sightreading

 

Viola:

  • F major and c melodic minor scales q = 90
  • 2019 Viola Excerpts
  • Solo (Choose one of the following)
  1. Nocturnes for Viola and Piano, 186, No. 6, Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, “Solos for Young Violists Vol. 5” edited by Barbara Barber, p. 14, Summy-Birchard, Beginning to downbeat of “K”, q=120
  2. Fairy Tales No. 1, Schumann, Beginning to m. 63, second beat q=66
  3. Romanze for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 85, Max Bruch, Schott, Beginning to F, q=69
  • Sightreading

 

Cello

  • F major and d melodic minor scales, q = 90
  • 2019 Cello Excerpts
  • Solos (Choose one of the following):
  1. Danse Rustique, Squire, Suzuki Book 5. Entire piece. q=95
  2. Concertino No. 1 in C major, op. 7, 1st movement, Klengel Beginning of solo part to m. 95 q=100
  3. Concerto No. 1, op. 33 1st movement, Saint-Saens Beginning to m. 111  half note=84
  • Sightreading

 

Bass

  • F major and d melodic minor scales, q = 90
  • 2019 Bass Excerpts
  • Solo (Choose one of the following):
    • Please note a change in the ordering of bass solos on May 30th.
  1. Elephant, Saint-Saens, “Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass, Vol. 3, George Vance. Entire solo  8th=132
  2. Aria from Rigoletto, Verdi, “Solos for Double Bass” ed. Zimmerman, Pickup to m. 12 to letter F q=80
  3. Elegy, Bottesini, “Solos for Double Bass” ed. Zimmerman. 3 to the downbeat of m. 19 8th=132
  • Sight reading

2019 All-State Concert Orchestra Program

Millenium, Richard Meyer 

Baccanale from “Samson & Delilah” Saint-Saens/Isaac – 

Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana, Verdi, arr. Simpson – 

Marche Slave, Tchaikovsky/Herfurth  

2019 All-State Symphony Orchestra Program

Academic Festival Overture, Brahms 

Shortcut Home, Dana Wilson

Symphony #2, Movement 3, Howard Hanson

 

String All State Audition Registration (Audition Registration is now closed) 

  • Please do not leave any drop field down blank when entering students individually.  For example, you must select “not auditioning for another ensemble” rather than leave it blank

 

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