Percussion & Harp

APPLICATION & VIDEO AUDITION DEADLINE: NOW ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL FEB. 15, 2017

 

LIVE AUDITIONS

The TMC office will contact you by e-mail to schedule your audition within five business days of receiving your application. Auditions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received early will have the first choice of audition date and time. In most cases live auditions are conducted by a single member of the audition committee and/or TMC staff, and video recorded for review by the full audition committee in Boston. Most auditions are 10 minutes long.

 

VIDEO AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Those applicants who are unable to audition live must submit a video recording via the online application.

 

  • Video recordings must contain all audition repertoire in the order listed, played in a CONTINUOUS UNEDITED SEGMENT; any indication that there has been editing or that recording equipment was paused/stopped between excerpts will result in the disqualification of the applicant
  • All pieces should be played unaccompanied, unless otherwise noted in the audition requirements.
  • We strongly recommend you view to your recording all the way through before submitting.

 

 

HARP LIVE AUDITIONS

Boston: February 27, 2017
New York City: February 28, 2017

 

PERCUSSION LIVE AUDITIONS

Los Angeles: February 4, 2017
Chicago: February 6, 2017
Boston: February 12 and 18 2017
New York City: February 28, 2017

 

HARP AUDITION REPERTOIRE

  1. A solo of your choice
  2. MOZART- Concerto for Flute and Harp: mvt. I
  3. Excerpts:
    BERLIOZ - Symphony fantastique, mvt. II
    BRITTEN - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Cadenza & Fugue until end
    RAVEL - Introduction and Allegro: Allegro (rhl 2-3) and Cadenza
    RAVEL - Tzigane: Cadenza

PERCUSSION AUDITION REPERTOIRE

Solos

  1. Snare drum: Delécluse #11 from Keiskleiriana Book 1
  2. a four mallet solo from the contemporary repertoire


Timpani

  • BARTÓK - Concerto for Orchestra, mvt. IV
  • BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 9, mvt. I: mm 513 (18 mm before rhl S) to end of mvt.; mvt. II: rhl F to rhl H
  • BRAHMS - Symphony No. 1, mvt. IV: mm 375 to the end
  • W. SCHUMAN - New England Triptich, mvt. I: opening mm 1-14 AND mm 122-152
  • STRAUSS - Burleske:mm 1-20
  • TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 4, mvt. I: 2 mm before rhl T to 3 mm before rhl U


Xylophone

  • GERSHWIN - An American in Paris: rhl 4-7 (condense rests to 8 bars); rhl 20-21
  • KODÁLY - Háry János: mvt. VI
  • MESSIAEN - Exotic Birds: rhl 6-7 AND rhl 28-30 AND rhl 16 to 5 mm before rhl 18
  • W. SCHUMAN - Symphony No. 3, mvt. IV: mm 230-244
  • SHOSTAKOVICH- Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act III, scene 6: rhl 379-384


Marimba

  • ADAMS - Hamonielehre: mm 213-234

Bells

  • DEBUSSY - La Mer, mvt. II: rhl 16-19
  • DUKAS - The Sorcerer's Apprentice: 4 mm after rhl 17 to 4 mm after rhl 19; rhl 22-24
  • RESPIGHI - Pines of Rome, beginning through 8 mm after rhl 4; rhl 7 through end of movement


Snare Drum

  • NIELSEN - Clarinet Concerto: rhl 3 to rhl 4; rhl 29 to 9 mm after rhl 32
  • PROKOFIEV - Lt. Kije Suite, mvt. I:  rhl 1 to rhl 2
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Scheherazade, mvt. III: rhl D to rhl E; mvt. IV: 4 mm before rhl N to rhl O AND rhl P-R
  • W. SCHUMAN-Symphony No. 3, Toccata: mm 143-165
  • SHOSTAKOVICH-Symphony No. 10, mvt. II: rhl 98 to end