Fall 2017 Ensemble Auditions for U of I Orchestras - All Music Major Strings

This is the MUSIC MAJOR audition.  All BMUS, BME, MM & DMA students audition at this time.

Non-music majors with all-state level profile are encouraged to audition! 

University Symphony Orchestra (TR 1:00-3:50 pm)
Philharmonia Orchestra (MW 4:00-5:50 PM)
Illini Strings (M 7:00-9:20 PM)

AUDITION LOCATION = FOELLINGER GREAT HALL (FGH) in the KRANNERT CENTER
Note: Report to the Level 2 hallway sign-in table 15 minutes before your audition.

Audition Day, Time and Location

Audition Excerpts

Warm-up Area

VIOLA

TUESDAY, August 29, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Foellinger Great Hall, KCPA

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VIOLA Audition Music:

1. Play one movement of a standard concerto (please omit cadenza) OR one movement of an unaccompanied work by J.S. Bach.

2. Play the following four orchestral excerpts:

(A) Beethoven: Symphony 5, Mvt. 2 (mm1-10, 49-59, 98-106)
(B) Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Mvt. 1 (Allegro non troppo until 6m after Reh. C)
(C) Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (Reh. 158-Reh. 166)
(D) Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Var.  5, 7, and 8

Tryon Festival Theatre (TFT)

DOUBLE BASS

TUESDAY, August 29, 2017
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Foellinger Great Hall, KCPA

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DOUBLE BASS Audition Music:

1. Play one movement of a standard concerto (please omit cadenza) OR one movement of an unaccompanied work by J.S. Bach.

2. Play the following four orchestral excerpts:

(A) Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 3 (mm. 140-218)
(B) Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Mvt. 3 (Beg until Reh. 2)
(C) Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvt. I (Reh. B-C)
(D) Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvt. I (Reh P until 1m after Reh Q)

Tryon Festival Theatre (TFT)

HARP

WEDNESDAY, August 30, 2017
8:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Foellinger Great Hall, KCPA

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HARP Audition Music:

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Tryon Festival Theatre (TFT)

CELLO

WEDNESDAY, August 30, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Foellinger Great Hall, KCPA

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CELLO Audition Music:

1. Play one movement of a standard concerto (please omit cadenza) OR one movement of an unaccompanied work by J.S. Bach.

2. Play the following four orchestral excerpts:

(A) Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 2 (mm1-10, 49-59, 98-106)
(B) Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro (mm. 1 – 24)
(C) Elgar: Enigma Variations (Var. XII B.G.N.)
(D) Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture (Beg until 5m after Reh A and 18m after Reh A until 48m after Reh A

Tryon Festival Theatre (TFT)

VIOLIN

WEDNESDAY, August 30, 2017
1:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Foellinger Great Hall, KCPA

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VIOLIN Audition Music:

1. Play one movement of a standard concerto (please omit cadenza) OR one movement of an unaccompanied work by J.S. Bach.

2. Play the following five orchestral excerpts:

(A) Beethoven: Symphony 3, Mvt. 1 (mm. 55-73 and mm. 571-585)
(B) Brahms: Symphony 1, Mvt. 1 (page I)
(C) Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Mvt. 1 (page 1)
(D) Rimsky-Korsakov: Cappricio Espagnol, Mvt. 3, Concertmaster Solo 2
(E) Rimsky-Korsakov: Cappricio Espagnol, Mvt. 4, Concertmaster Solo

Tryon Festival Theatre (TFT)