The Brandeis Wellesley Orchestra

AUDITIONS:

Auditions are held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. During the rest of the year, contact conductor Neal Hampton about the possibility of scheduling an audition.

Brandeis Auditions Wednesday August 28 and Thursday August 29

Wellesley Auditions Sunday September 1 and Monday September 2

First rehearsal September 5


Audition Material

For the audition, play a first movement of a classical sonata or concerto, or something in a medium to fast tempo that shows your ability to play steadily. Alternately, prepare an etude or a scale of your choice in as many octaves as your technique permits you to play steadily and in tune. Also please prepare excerpts as specified below.

Parts for Mahler 4 can be found here

String Excerpts:


Violin 1

  • Mvt 1 Rehearsal 11-12.
  • Extra Credit for those wishing to be considered for concertmaster: Mvt 2 beginning to Rehearsal 1. (Play at normal pitch: no need to retune your violin as specified in score)

Viola

  • Mvt 1 10 after rehearsal 16 to rehearsal 19
  • Extra credit: Mvt 2 beginning to rehearsal 1

Cello

Bass

  • Mvt 1 Beginning to rehearsal 3
  • Mvt 1 Rehearsal 15-16 and Last 7 measures of Mvt 1

Flute

  • Flute 1 Mvt 1 rehearsal 12-15, Mvt 2 rehearsal 12-13
  • Piccolo: Mvt 4 3 after rehearsal 1 to 4 after rehearsal 3

Oboe

  • Oboe 1 Mvt Beginning to Rehearsal 5, Rehearsal 16 to 3 after 17
  • Optional: English Horn (oboe 3 part) Mvt 3 rehearsal 6-9

Clarinet

  • Mvt 1 Rehearsal 6-7, Mvt 2 Beginning through rehearsal 2

Bassoon

  • Bassoon 1: Mvt 1. Rehearsal 13-16 Mvt 2 rehearsal 5-6

Horn

  • Horn 1: Mvt 1 rehearsal 8-9, 10 m after rehearsal 20 through rehearsal 21. Extra credit Mvt 2 rehearsal 5-6

Trumpet

  • Trumpet 1: Mvt 1 Rehearsal 16-18 (Part is in F), Trumpet 2: Mvt 1 Rehearsal 17-18 (part is in F) Mvt 3: rehearsal 12-13

Trombone

  • Sibelius Finlandia First trombone part, all. Available here
  • Tuba
  • Sibelius Finlandia Tuba part, all. Available here

Harp

  • 4th mvt: Rehearsal 1-2, 7-8, 3rd mvt Rehearsal 12-13.