2020 KSU Symphony Orchestra Auditions
Welcome to the Kansas State University Symphony Orchestra! Placement auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be submitted online and are due no later than August 14, 2020. Please read the directions below carefully as you prepare your audition excerpts.
Placement Auditions - Due Online by Friday, August 14, 2020
1. Create a video with your performance of the KSUSO 20-21 audition excerpts for your instrument, scale(s) first. Make sure the video includes your entire instrument within the picture (Basses - Only bridge to scroll are needed).
2. Transfer the video into a Google Drive or YouTube video link.
3. Submit your audition link using the following Placement Audition Submission Google Form: https://forms.gle/5Mnv71UfmXGJzkDK7
4. Audition submissions are due no later than Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Questions? Please contact Director of Orchestral Studies, Dr. Rachel Dirks - firstname.lastname@example.org.
All strings should prepare one 3-octave scale of their choosing and excerpts from the following works:
Rossini, Overture to "Barber of Seville"; Verdi, Overture to "La Forza del destino"; Beethoven Symphony #3
Wind and Brass Excerpts
All Winds and Brass should prepare a chromatic scale demonstrating their full range and selected excerpts from the following works:
Rossini, Overture to "Barber of Seville"; Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition; Verdi, Overture to "La Forza del destino"; Beethoven Symphony #3; other excerpts as listed
Beethoven 4th Movement and Mussorgsky Movement IX (Baba Yaga)
Beethoven & Verdi
Beethoven 4th Movement and Mussorgsky Movement II (Tuileries)
Verdi (Horn in E), Beethoven 4th Movement (Horn in E Flat), and Rossini (Horn in E)
Mussorgsky Promenade and Beethoven 4th Movement
All trombones should prepare Mussorgsky (Great Gate of Kiev), and Rossini. For the third excerpt, bass trombone should also prepare the Delibes, while all other trombones, should prepare Mozart Tuba Mirum instead of the Delibes.
Mussorgsky (Great Gate of Kiev) and Rossini