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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.

LIVE AUDITION SCHEDULE
Los Angeles: January 28, 2017
Bloomington: January 29, 2017
Cleveland: January 31, 2017
Chicago: February 1, 2017
Boston: February 5 & 6, 2017
Miami: February 9, 2017
New York City: February 12 & 13, 2017
Houston: February 17, 2017

 

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.

 

AUDITION REPERETOIRE

 

Violin

  1. a Romantic or 20th Century concerto of your choice, mvt. I exposition
  2. a Mozart or Haydn concerto of your choice, mvt. I exposition
  3. excerpts (all first violin unless otherwise indicated):
    BEETHOVEN-String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, mvt. III: beginning to mm 16; mvt. IV: mm 17-46.
    BRAHMS-Symphony No. 4, mvt. IV: rhl B-D (mm 40-81)
    BERG-Lyric Suite, mvt. III: pickup to mm 70 until downbeat of mm 93
    STRAUSS-Eine Alpensinfonie: pickup to rhl 81 to rhl 84; rhl 114 to 5 mm after rhl 115

 

Viola

  1. a movement from a concerto
  2. a movement of Bach
  3. excerpts:
    DOHNANYI-Piano Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, mvt.  III, beginning to mm 9 and mm 44-61
    MOZART-String Quartet in F Major, K. 590,  mvt. IV: mm 149-196
    STRAUSS-Don Juan: mm 1-8, and pickup to 2 mm before rhl A to rhl B
    TCHAIKOVSKY-Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique," mvt. I (Allegro non troppo): mm 19-62

Cello

  1. a concerto movement of your choice, exposition only
  2. a movement of an unaccompanied composition, either Bach or modern.
  3. excerpts :
    BRAHMS-Symphony No. 2, mvt. II: beginning to 1 mm before rhl A
    BARTOK-String Quartet No. 6, mvt. II: opening to mm 15 AND mm 80-98
    BEETHOVEN-String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, mvt. II: mm 193-237
    STRAUSS-Ein Heldenleben: beginning to 4 mm after rhl 2

Double Bass

  1. a movement from a concerto or comparable solo
  2. a movement of Bach
  3. excerpts:
    CARTER-Boston Concerto: mm 142-157
    BEETHOVEN-Symphony No. 5, mvt. III: beginning until mm 100; mm 128 to 218 (no repeat)
    MOZART-Symphony No. 35, mvt. I: mm 13 to mm 88 [DROP 4th MVT.]
    GINESTERA-Variaciones concertantes: double bass solo