Woodwind

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 27 & 28, 2017
Bloomington: January 29, 2017
Chicago: January 31, 2017
Cleveland: February 1, 2017
Miami: February 9, 2017
Boston: February 10 & 11, 2017
New York City: February 11 & 14, 2017
Houston: February 16, 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 REPERTOIRE

Flute - FOR LIVE AUDITIONS

**Note: Those auditioning live should be prepared to play from whole movements as indicated**

  1. Mozart Concerto in D major: mvt.. I & II, including cadenzas
  2. excerpts (all first flute):
    BACH-Saint Matthew Passion,"Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben"
    BEETHOVEN-Symphony No. 3, mvt.. IV
    BRAHMS-Symphony No. 4, mvt.. IV
    HINDEMITH-Symphonic Metamorphosis, mvt.. III
    PROKOFIEV-Symphony No. 1, mvts. II & IV
    RAVEL- Daphnis et Chloe: rhl 176 to 2 mm after rhl 179
    STRAVINSKY-The Firebird Suite(1919),Variation de L'oiseau de feu

 

 

Flute - FOR VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSIONS

**Note: Those submitting a video in lieu of a live audition should play excerpts as listed below, counting short rests but skipping long rests between passages**

  1. Mozart Concerto in D major: mvts. I & II, EXCLUDING cadenzas
  2. excerpts (all first flute):
    BACH-Saint Matthew Passion,"Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben"
    BEETHOVEN-Symphony No. 3, mvt. IV: 16 mm before rhl B until 18 mm before rhl E
    BRAHMS-Symphony No. 4, mvt. IV: 12 mm before rhl D through 1 mm before rhl G
    HINDEMITH-Symphonic Metamorphosis, mvt. III: rhl B until the end
    PROKOFIEV-Symphony No. 1, mvt. II: complete; mvt. IV: 3 mm before rhl I until rhl P
    RAVEL-Daphnis et Chloe: rhl 176 to 2 mm after rhl 179
    STRAVINSKY-The Firebird Suite(1919),Variation de L'oiseau de feu

 

Oboe

NOTE: Applicants submitting a video in lieu of a live audition should record excerpts in the order listed

  1. MOZART-Oboe Quartet; mvt. III, pickups to measure number 60 to high F, measure number 118
  2. BACH-Cantata BWV 82 "Ich Habe Genug": beginning to mm 35
  3. excerpts (all first oboe except where indicated):
    STRAUSS-Eine Alpensinfonie: rhl 77 to 4 mm after rhl 80
    DEBUSSY-La Mer, mvt. II: rhl 17 to rhl 18 AND rhl 25 to 5 mm after rhl 25 (play both 1st and 2nd oboe parts in both passages); mvt. III: 6 mm after rhl 54 to 9 mm after rhl 55
    MENDELSSOHN-Symphony No. 3, mvt. II: rhl A-B; 5 mm before rhl C to 13 mm after rhl C
    RAVEL-Le Tombeau de Couperin, Prelude: beginning to rhl 2 and Minuet: beginning to rhl 3 (without repeats)
    SHOSTAKOVICH-Symphony No. 1, mvt. III: beginning to 1st mm of rhl 1

 

Clarinet

  1. MOZART Clarinet Concerto, mvt. I: solo exposition; mvt. III: mm 1 - 97
  2. excerpts:
    BEETHOVEN-Symphony No. 6, mvt. I: mm 474-492; mvt. II: mm 68-77
    BRAHMS-Symphony No. 3, mvt. I: mm 36-46; mvt. II 1-22
    MENDELSSOHN-Scherzo fromA Midsummer Night's Dreammm 1-48
    RAVEL-Daphnis et Chlo├ęSuite No. 2: rhl 212 to the end
    SHOSTAKOVICH-Symphony No. 9: mvt. II: beginning through mm 32

 

Bassoon

NOTE: Applicants submitting a video in lieu of a live audition should record excerpts in the order listed

  1. Mozart concerto - mvt. I exposition
  2. excerpts (all first bassoon):
    MOZART-Le nozze di Figaro Overture: mm 101-123 and mm 139-171
    BEETHOVEN-Symphony No. 4, mvt. IV: solo (mm 184-190)
    RAVEL-Bolero- Solo
    STRAUSS- Eine Alpensinfonie: opening to rhl 1; 2 mm before rhl 72 to rhl 74;  7 mm. after rhl 105 to  rhl 106
    STRAVINSKY-Firebird Suite (1919): Berceuse, rhl 6-8
    TCHAIKOVSKY-Symphony No. 6, mvt. I: mm 1-12