UNLV Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra Audition Excerpts

Everyone is required to prepare one solo piece. Sight reading may be requested. All auditions behind the screen.

All music is available free of charge online.

Violin

  • Mozart: Symphony #39, First Mov. Beginning to mm.16; 2nd Mov. beginning through mm. 38; Fourth Mov. Beginning to mm. 78
  • Strauss: Don Juan, First page only
  • Schumann: Symphony #2, Second mov. Scherzo Beginning to 20 after K
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3, First Mov. Beginning to B
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (4th Mvt., 8 bef. B to D)
  • Beethoven Symphony No.9 Third Mov. mm.99-114
  • Rimsky Korsakov:Sheherezade all solos(only if auditioning for Concertmaster position)

Viola

  • Strauss Don Juan, Beginning to Letter D
  • Berlioz Roman Carnival, 1to 4
  • Mozart Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”  Last Mov. mm.134-181
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Second Mov, Beginning to Letter C
  • Ravel Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 rehearsals No. 158-161 and 212-216
  • Mendelssohn Scherzo from “Midsummer Night’s Dream” (entire)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (1st Mvt., Allegro non troppo to C)

Cello

  • Brahms: Symphony #2, Second Mov. Beginning to A
  • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream” Letter C to D
  • Beethoven: Symphony #5 Second Mov., beg. to C
  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, mm. 134-181
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Third mov. Beginning through letter B
  • Strauss Don Juan Beginning through letter C
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Fourth mov. Beginning through mm. 91
  • Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Overture - beg. to A – play top line of divisi)

Double Bass

  • Beethoven Symphony #9, Fourth Mov, Beginning through Mm. 91
  • Mozart Symphony # 40 First Mov. Mm. 114-133
  • Mozart Symphony No. 39, First mov. mm. 14-21 and mm. 40-97
  • Beethoven Symphony no. 5 Third mov. Beginning through 5 after A and trio to 23 after B
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Third mov. (mm. 140-170)
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2, First mov. Letter E through Letter F
  • Strauss Heldenleben, Rehearsal 5 to 1 measure after rehearsal 8

Flute

  • Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (beg. to m. 25 & ms. 328-360)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (4th Mvt., 13 aft. D to 8 bef. E)
  • Debussy: Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune (complete)
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 (4th Mvt., 8 bef. D to E)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
  • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2 (176 to 179)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, 4th movement, measure 173 to measure 200

Oboe

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (3rd Mvt., ms. 63 to 10
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto (2nd Mvt., beg. to m. 32)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., 9 aft. A & 2nd Mvt., beg. to A)
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., A – D)
  • Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin (Prélude & Menuet)
  • Strauss: Don Juan (L to N)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., first 21 bars)

Clarinet

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., F to 7 bef. G)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (2nd Mvt., D to E)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (3rd Mvt., Trio)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., beg. to B)
  • Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (3 to 4 & 6 to 7)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt., F to G)

Bassoon

  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (5th Mvt., 8 ms. after 63 to 4 ms. after 64)
  • Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro - (beg. to m. 24 & ms. 156-171)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt., m. 5 to A & L to M)
  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (beg. to 3 aft. 3)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., last 31 bars)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (1st Mvt., first 12 bars)

Horn

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., Trio [2nd horn])
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (3rd Mvt., ms. 82-98 [4th horn])
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., F to G)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., 13-15 [2nd Horn])
  • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nocturne)
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (beg. to 5 aft. 1)
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (beg. to 1)
  • Wagner: Götterdämmerung (Short call)

Trumpet

  • Bizet: Carmen (Prélude, Andante moderato to end)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1st mvt., beg. to 6 aft. 1)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (1st Mvt., first 13 bars [1st & 2nd tpts.])
  • Brahms: Academic Overture mm 63-92
  • Strauss: Don Juan (F to G)
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka, 1911 version, reh. 69-70 (Ballerina's Dance) or 1947 version reh. 134-139

Trombone

  • Berlioz: Hungarian March (Rakoczy) (6 bef. 4 to 5 [2nd trb.])
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., 13-17)
  • Mozart: Requiem (Tuba Mirum)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt., beg. to 3 aft. A)
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (60 to 65 [2nd trb.])
  • Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Bass Trombone

  • Haydn: The Creation (No. 26, beg. to C)
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt., beg. to 13 aft. A)
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (61 to 65)
  • Wagner: Lohengrin (Introduction to Act III, B to C)
  • Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser (A to B)

Tuba

  • Berlioz: Hungarian March (Rakoczy) (4 to 5)
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., 3 to 6)
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (37 to 38)
  • Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger (J to L)
  • Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Timpani

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., A to D.C. & 4th Mvt., 18 bef. E to end)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (1st Mvt., 20 bef. C to 2 aft. C & 4th Mvt., 7 bef. K to end)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1st Mvt., beg. to A & 18 bef. S to end)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., beg. to C & 4th Mvt., 9 aft. Q to end)
  • Elgar: Enigma Variations (Mvt. VII))
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (1st Mvt., beg. to A)
  • Sibelius: Finlandia (D to H)
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (103 to 117 & 189 to end)

Percussion

Xylophone

  • Stravinsky: The Firebird (127 to 133)

Glockenspiel

  • Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt.)
  • Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite (Waltz [No. 5])

Snare Drum

  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (3rd Mvt., D to G & 4th Mvt., M to U)

Bass Drum

  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (72 to end of Part I)

Cymbals

  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

Tambourine

  • Dvorák: Carnival Overture (beg. to C & 8 bef. U to end)

Triangle

  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (3rd Mvt., I to end)