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Kansas State University Symphony Orchestra
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Circle
Manhattan, KS  66506

Rachel Dirks, Director          

rdirks@ksu.edu

785-532-5772 

 

2019 KSU Symphony Orchestra Auditions 

Welcome to the Kansas State University Symphony Orchestra!  Placement auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held the weekend of August 24-25, 2019. More information regarding audition scheduling will be available after July 1.  In the meantime, excerpts for strings, winds, and brass are listed below.

Having Fun

Thank you for your audition this weekend! Audition results may be accessed here

Placement Auditions - August 24 & 25

String Auditions will be held both Aug. 24 & 25.  Click on the link below to sign-up for an audition time...

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044BA8AC2FA3F94-ksusymphony2

 

Wind & Brass Auditions will be held Sunday, Aug. 25.  Click on the link below to sign-up for an audition time...

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044BA8AC2FA3F94-ksusymphony3

String Excerpts

All strings should prepare one 3-octave scale of their choosing and the following excerpts:
Violin Excerpts

Roman Carnival Overture (Rehearsal 3 - Rehearsal 5) -  Berlioz

Symphony #2, Allegro con brio (1 mm. before D - E) - Beethoven

Viola Excerpts

Roman Carnival Overture (1 mm. after Rehearsal 1 - 5 mm. before Rehearsal 4) - Berlioz

Symphony #2, Allegro con brio (2 mm. before D - E) - Beethoven

Cello Excerpts

Roman Carnival Overture (3 mm. after Rehearsal 2 - 2 mm. after Rehearsal 5) - Berlioz

Symphony #2, Allegro con brio (D-E) - Beethoven

Bass Excerpts

Roman Carnival Overture (21 mm. before Rehearsal 19 - Rehearsal 20) - Berlioz

Symphony #2, Adagio (mm. 16-A) - Beethoven

Symphony #2, Allegro con brio (mm. 38-B) - Beethoven

Wind and Brass Excerpts

All Winds and Brass should prepare a chromatic scale demonstrating their full range and the following excerpts:
Flute Excerpts

Roman Carnival Overture (Rehearsal 3 - Tempo I, Allegro vivace) - Berlioz

Symphony #2, Allegro con brio (mm. 47-2 mm. after C) - Beethoven

Oboe Excerpts

Roman Carnival Overture (First 18 mm. & Rehearsal 3 - Tempo I, Allegro vivace) - Berlioz

Symphony #2, Allegro con brio (6 mm. before B - 6 mm. after C) - Beethoven

Clarinet Excerpts

Symphony #2, Larghetto (Beginning - C) Clarinet in A - Beethoven

Polovtsian Dances (No. 17 - all) - Borodin

Bassoon Excerpts

Symphony #2, Allegro con brio (mm. 142-E) - Beethoven

Symphony #4, Andantino (mm. 274-end) - Tchaikovsky

French Horn Excerpts 

Symphony #5, Allegro con fuoco (Rehearsal 10- 27 mm. after 12) Horn in E - Dvorak

The Planets, Jupiter (Rehearsal 3-6) - Holst

Trumpet Excerpts

The Planets, Jupiter (Rehearsal 15-17) - Holst

Pines of Rome, Movt. II (Piu Mosso - all) - Respighi

Trombone Excerpts

Symphony #5, Allegro con fuoco (Rehearsal 11- 9 mm. after 12) Alto Clef - Dvorak

The Planets, Jupiter (mm. 140-167) - Holst

Tuba Excerpts

Symphony #5, Allegro con fuoco (Rehearsal 11- 9 mm. after 12) - Dvorak

The Planets, Jupiter (mm. 262-274 & 380-395) - Holst

 

 

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