with Emily Beynon, 2016

orchestral excerpt class

2019 Spring Semester, Thursdays at 4:45pm in B 237:

  • Feb 7 no class- mock audition for Fall semester excerpts in Stull
  • Feb 14 no class (Alexa and Allie Su recital)
  • Feb 21 Tchaikovsky: Francesca di Rimini
  • Feb 28 Bartok: Concerto for orchestra
  • March 7 no class (come to flute studio concert at AMAM!)
  • march 14 Prokofieff: Classical Symphony (mvt.s II and IV)
  • March 21 Prokofieff: Classical Symphony (mvt.s II and IV)
  • March 28 no class (Spring Break)
  • April 4 Stravinsky: Chant du Rossignol
  • April 11 Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (mvt. VI), Rimsky Korsakov: Sheherazade
  • April 18 Beethoven: Symphony 4 (mvt. II), Rimsky Korsakov: Sheherazade
  • April 25 Beethoven: Symphony 6 ( mvt. II)
  • May 2 make-up and/or repeat of problem excerpts
  • May 9 no class (Alexa soloist with Sinfonietta)

Mock Audition for Fall excerpts in week of Sept 2, 2019

For advance preparation, listen to MANY recordings and study full scores. For Alexa's fake fingerings and practice hints, please see http://www.alexastill.com/excerpts/excerpts.html


ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS (four semester spread)


Brahms: Symphony 4 (mvt. IV)

Dvorak: Symphony 8 in G (mvt. IV)

Gluck: Orpheus; Menuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Act II

Mendelssohn: Symphony #4 “Italian” (mvt.s II and IV)

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé

Ravel: Boléro

Stravinsky: Firebird, Variation de l’oiseau de feu (1919)

Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947)


Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

Bizet: Carmen; Entra’cte (prelude to act III)

Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis (mvt. III)

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Nights Dream; scherzo

Prokofieff: Peter and the Wolf

Rossini: William Tell, Overture

Shostakovich: Symphony 5 (mvt.s I, II, III)


Bach: St Mathew Passion: “Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben”

Beethoven: Symphony 3 “Eroica” (mvt. IV)

Beethoven: Symphony 7 (opening)

Brahms: Symphony 1 (mvt. IV)

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals, #10 Voliere

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Strauss: Salome; Dance of the Seven Veils

Tchaikovsky: Symphony 4 (mvt. III)

Smetana: The Moldau (opening)


Bartok: Concerto for orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony 4 (mvt. II)

Beethoven: Symphony 6 ( mvt. II)

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (mvt. VI)

Prokofieff: Classical Symphony (mvt.s II and IV)

Rimsky Korsakov: Sheherazade

Stravinsky: Chant du Rossignol

Tchaikovsky: Francesca di Rimini