Audition Information (Fall 2016)

Instructions: http://www.music.illinois.edu/current-students/ensembles/band-and-orchestra-auditions

String Excerpts (including Mvt I of a standard concerto of candidate’s choice, no cadenza)

Violin
Wednesday, August 24, 1:30-5:00, Great Hall

Strauss Don Juan, first page (up to 13 measures after reh fig C)
Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Mvt III (mm. 99-114)
Brahms Symphony No. 1, Mvt I Allegro (mm. 41-70)
Stravinsky “Firebird” Suite, “Infernal Dance” (reh fig 30-first measure of 38)

Viola
Tuesday, August 23, 1:00-3:00, Great Hall

Strauss Don Juan, first page (up to the first measure of D)
Ravel Mother Goose, Mvt V “Le jardin féerique” solo (from reh fig 2)
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, III first page (beginning to 165 w/o repeat)
Brahms Symphony No. 3, IV (mm. 229-257)

Cello
Tuesday, August 23, 3:30-5:30, Great Hall

Strauss Don Juan, first page (up to 4 measures before D)
Brahms Symphony No. 2, Mvt II opening (mm. 1-15)
Beethoven Symphony No. 8, trio of Mvt III (mm. 46-78 w/orepeat)
Debussy La Mer, (2 measures before reh fig [9] – 6 measures after reh fig [9])

Bass
Wednesday, August 24, 10:30-11:30, Great Hall

Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Mvt III 1-18 and 140-213 (w/o repeat)
Brahms Symphony No. 2, Mvt IV 1-60
Mahler Symphony No. 1, Mvt III opening (up to m. 10)
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Mvt IV (mm. 114-164)

Last updated: August 15th, 2016 – please visit regularly and check for updates

Have fun with the preparation! – Pierre 🙂