CSUN Symphony Orchestra
Auditions for 2021-2022
STRING and PERCUSSION AUDITIONS WILL BE DONE LIVE ON CAMPUS in ROOM 159
Audition Dates / Times and Excerpt info is included below
WOODWIND and BRASS AUDITIONS WILL BE DONE THROUGH VIDEO SUBMISSION
Excerpt information is included toward the end of this page. All auditions will include
a couple of excerpts plus 2-4 minutes of a solo work of your choice. You are allowed to
perform a sonata or concerto as part of the audition and accompaniment is not required.
Monday, August 23
Woodwind and Brass Audition Videos must be submitted by this date.
See audition information below.
Friday, August 27
10 a.m. to 12:30 Violins
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Viola/Cello/Bass
Saturday, August 28
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Percussion Auditions
2 to 3 p.m. Percussion Area Meeting
Woodwinds and Brass Video Instructions
- Your video will include 2 orchestra excerpts plus a 2-4 minutes of a solo work of your choice.
- Please submit video link recording by Monday, August 23rd.
- Preferred format is youtube link but google drive should work as well
- Results will be e-mailed out before class start.
E-mail video link to:
by August 23rd.
Subject heading of e-mail: Audition – Name – Instrument
EXCERPT INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE
The exact excerpt passage can be found at orchestraexcerpts.com. You do not need to purchase excerpts from that site. Full parts can be found on the IMSLP website, New York Philharmonic Digital Archives site or in many excerpt books. Be sure to listen to recordings too!
Please prepare only the portion of the excerpt shown on that website!!
Violin: Beethoven-Symphony No. 7 (Mvt. 1 and Mvt. 2), Tchaikovsky-Sym. 5 (Mvt. 2)
Viola: Brahms, Symphony No. 4 (Mvt 4), Rossini, La Gazz Ladra
Cello: Tchaikovksy-Symphony No. 6 (Mvt. 2), Mahler-Symphony No. 4 (m 1-52)
Bass: Ginastera-Variaciones Concertantes (Mvt. XI) and Mozart 35 (mvt. 4 – beg to 54)
Flute: Mendelssohn-Sym. No. 4 (Mvt 4 beginning), Beethoven 7 (mvt 1 m63-88)
Oboe: Mendelssohn-Sym. No. 3, Mvt. 2 (32-67 only) / Rimky-Korsakov-Sheherezade (Mvt 2 excerpts)
Clarinet: Rachmaninoff-Sym. No. 2 and Tchaikovsky 5 (2 excerpts)
Bassoon: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 2 / Brahms Violin Concerto excerpt
Horn: Beethoven 7 (all 4 excerpts), Liszt – Les Prelude (m55-86)
Trumpet: Mahler 5 (beginning to 5 after rehearsal 1), Wagner-Parsifal
Trombone: Mozart: Requiem (Tuba Mirum beginning to B), Tchaikovksy 4 (both excerpts – trombone 1)
Bass Tb.: Wagner-Lohengrin (all 5 excerpts – TB3)
Tuba: Wagner-Lohengrin (all 5 excerpts – tuba)