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San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra spring auditions will be held  April 7-9, 2022 and the wind and brass auditions will be held June 2-4. Please fill out the form below to apply. A refundable $25 deposit is required to hold your spot. Click the button below to pay this deposit online or mail a check to our office located at –  75 Higuera St Suite 160 SLO CA, 93401

The positions we will be auditioning for include:

 Section Oboe
 Principal Trombone

 Second Bassoon

Section oboe on Thursday June 2nd, 5.00 to 9.00pm
Second Bassoon on Friday June 3rd,  5.00 to 9.00pm
Principal Trombone on Saturday June 4th  9.00 to 1.00pm, it may go longer depending on the number of candidates.

 

Auditions will be held at Community Baptist Church –  51 Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo, California 93405 

 

Usually, you will receive correspondence within 2-4 weeks. ALL correspondence is done via email.

for questions email : ingrid@slosymphony.org 

TROMBONE

Solo: 

David Concertino for Trombone           beginning to [D]

Excerpts:

  • Arnold Quintet
      1. Second movement, letter [F] through letter [J]
  • Berlioz Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust
      1. One measure before [4] to three measures after [5]
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2   
      1. Fourth Movement, [O] to the end
  • Ellington Nutcracker Suite     
      1. 1. Overture,  measure 5 to measure 41 
      2. 3. Dance of the Floreadores, measure 103 to measure 148
  • Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis
      1. Second Movement, [H] to [J]
  • Mahler Symphony No. 3  
      1. First Movement, 2 measures after [13] to [17]
  • Mozart Requiem 
      1. 3. Tuba Mirum, beginning to [A]
  • Ravel Bolero
      1. 2 measures after [10] to [11]
  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
      1. Second Movement, 2nd trombone, 4 measures after [D] to [F]
  • Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3
      1. First Movement, [Q] to [S]
  • Schumann Symphony No. 3
      1. Fourth Movement,  measure 1 to measure 23
  • Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
      1. 9 measures after [35] to 16 measures after [37]
  • Wagner Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries 
      1. Pickup to [3] to 2 measures after [6]
  • Wagner Overture to Tannhauser
    1. [A] to 27 measures before [B]

The candidate may choose to play the Brahms and Schumann excerpts on tenor or alto trombone.

BASSOON

SOLO REPERTOIRE:  Mozart: Bassoon Concerto, Mvts. 1 and 2, expositions only

FIRST BASSOON EXCERPTS:

Beethoven-Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 4 

MozartMarriage of Figaro Overture 

RavelBolero 

  1. 3 of rehearsal [2] to rehearsal [3] 

Tchaikovsky-Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 2. 

  1. 274–end 

Tchaikovsky-Symphony No. 6, Mvt. 1 

  1. 1–12

SECOND BASSOON EXCERPTS:

Bartok-Concerto for Orchestra, Mvt. 2 

  1. 8–24: mm. 164–180 

BerliozSymphonie Fantastique, Mvt.  4 

  1. 49–63 

BerliozSymphonie Fantastique, Mvt.  5

  1. 47–64

Brahms-Violin Concerto, Mvt. 2 –

  1. 1–32 

RavelRhapsodie Espagnol 

Rehearsal Figures  [8] to [9] 

Tchaikovsky-Symphony No. 6, Mvt. 4 

  1. 2–36 

WagnerTannhauser Overture

1–16

SOLO REPERTOIRE: Mozart Oboe Concerto – 1st movement exposition 

FIRST OBOE EXCERPTS:  

Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 

2nd Mvt. – beginning to ms. 32  

Haydn Symphony No. 96 in D major (The Miracle) 3rd Mvt. – full trio without repeats 

Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin 

1st Mvt. – beginning to figure 2 

Rossini La Scala di Seta Overture 

Andantino to figure 1; Pickup to figure 2 to figure 3 

SECOND OBOE EXCERPTS:  

Bartok*+ Concerto for Orchestra 

2nd Mvt. – ms. 25—42  

Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73 

2nd Mvt. – ms. 19—26  

Brahms* Variations on a theme of Joseph Haydn Chorale St. Antoni – ms. 1—30 with repeats 

Dvorak Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70 

2nd Mvt. – ms. 1—9  

Haydn Symphony No 92 in G major (Oxford) 2nd Mvt. – ms. 99 to end of mvt. 

Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo 

  1. 9—16; figure B to seven after B 

ENGLISH HORN EXCERPTS:  

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture 

  1. 21—51  

Debussy Nocturnes 

Fêtes – ms. 3—8; figure 14—16  

De Falla Three Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2 

Miller’s Dance – ms. 7—14  

Dvorak Symphony No. 9, op. 95 (From the New World) 2nd Mvt. – ms. 7—18  

Rossini William Tell Overture 

  1. 176—226  

*May be performed as a duet with principal oboe. 

+Copyrighted excerpt provided upon request – contact auditions@wcoconcerts.org.

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