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Audition Repertoire

repertoire for auditions
The following faculty artists will adjudicate recordings:

Violin: Ivan Chan/Cathy Meng Robinson
Viola: Stanley Konopka
Cello: Stephen Geber
Bass: Scott Haigh
Flute: Marisela Sager
Oboe: Frank Rosenwein
Clarinet: Daniel McKelway
Bassoon: Barrick Stees
Horn: Richard King
Piano: Joela Jones


1st movement (exposition only) of Mozart concerto No. 4 or 5, and also include the cadenza
Two contrasting movements of a Bach sonata or partita or the Bach Chaconne


One movement of a standard concerto
Two contrasting movements of a violin sonata or cello suite by Bach


One movement of a standard cello concerto
Two contrasting movements of an unaccompanied suite by Bach


1st movement of a classical concerto (either Vanhal in C or D, or Dittersdorf)
1st movement of Bottesini Concerto #2

Orchestral Excerpts:
Brahms 2nd symphony (2nd movement - 2 before letter C to 2 before letter D; pickup to 9 before letter F to 4 after letter F) and (4th movement - 8 before letter L to 2 before letter M)
Tchaikovsky 6th symphony (3rd movement - pickup to 3 after letter H until letter K)
Mendelssohn 4th symphony (1st movement - 22 before letter C to 43 after letter C)
Mozart 39th symphony (1st movement - pickup to 16th bar of opening Allegro to letter C)


Mozart: G Major concerto, first movement (exposition)
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo (solo)
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, third movement (solo)
Stravinsky: Petrushka (cadenza)


Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, third movement (opening solo)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, third movement (40-48; 91-122, dotted half note = 108)
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, third movement solo (opening - 31)
Barret: Grand Etude No. 11
Ferling: Etude No. 4 A minor 


Mozart:Clarinet Concerto - first movement exposition, second movement through cadenza
Brahms:Clarinet Quintet - first movement (opening to No. 1), and second movement (double bar after 1 through measure 5 after No. 4)
Stravinsky: No. 2 of the Three Pieces


Mozart: Concerto K. 191 (first movement exposition and second movement)
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro (recapitulation)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd movement final solo)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (second movement and cadenzas)
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (opening)


Mozart: Concerto No. 2 or 4, first & second movement (expositions)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, second movement (solo)
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (opening solo) 


First movement of a solo sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
One movement of any large solo romantic work

Two contrasting movements of a major:

  • string/wind piano sonata, performing the work with instrumentalist


  • any other chamber work, performing the work with full ensemble
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