Auditions

Upcoming Auditions

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The New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra is a per-service orchestra which performs at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in New Jersey.

The NJPO schedules auditions for sublist positions in the fall and spring as needed. Audition repertoire for the sublist audition consists of a solo concerto movement of your choice, excerpts from the list below, and possible sight-reading.

For questions about NJPO auditions, contact us

List of Excerpts for Sublist Auditions

(For the excerpt list for specific positions, contact us.)

Flute

  • Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture, opening passage plus solo
  • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Prokofiev: Classical Symphony Minuet
  • Stravinsky: Firebird

Oboe/EH

  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin – 1st mvt. opening solo to rehearsal 2
  • Beethoven: Symphony 3- 2nd mvt. first 2 solo entrances (beginning to A; mm.36- 47), 3rd mvt. mm.1-28 and pickup to 12 before A to 23 after A (mm. 80-115)
  • Brahms: Symphony 1- 2nd mvt. mm. 17-23 and 1 note before B to 5 after B
  • Rossini: La Scala di Seta- the Andantino: beginning to reh. 1 and the Allegro from reh. 2-3

Clarinet

  • Slow excerpts:
    • Rachmaninov: Symphony #2, 3rd mvt.- beginning to 1 measure before 47
    • Brahms: Symphony #4, 2nd mvt.- beginning to measure 13
  • Fast:
    • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream- beginning to measure 48
    • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2- 214 to the end

Bassoon

  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro (overture), bsn1
  • Tchaikovsky: 4th Symphony, 2nd mov. bsn1
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto, 2nd mov. bsn2
  • Mozart: Haffner symphony, 4th mov. bsn2

Horn

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, scherzo, first horn
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1, second movement solo, first horn
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, opening solo, first horn

Trumpet

  • Stravinsky: Petrushka: Ballerina’s Dance
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade only
  • Respighi Pines of Rome: offstage solo only
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels: trumpet 3, rehearsal #36 to end

Trombone

  • Mozart: Requiem: Tuba Mirum
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels: excerpts 2 before #2 through #4, #35-38
  • Rossini: La Gazza Ladra
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis: Mvt 2 Letter H-J

Tuba

  • Wagner: Die Meistersinger, Act I Prelude (Overture) Letter J
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No 5: Mvt I, #3-#6, and Mvt IV, #94-to 5 after #98
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis: Mvt 2 4 after L to2 after N
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique Mvts 4 & V (Tuba I)

Violin

  • Don Juan page 1
  • First page of Schumann 2 Scherzo
  • Intro to Brahms 1 and the concertmaster solo

Viola

  • Page 1 of Don Juan
  • Roman Carnival overture (key passage)
  • Beethoven 5 2nd movement
  • Shostakovich 5 (key passage mvt. 1)

Cello

  • Beethoven 5 (2nd and 3rd mvnt)
  • Don Juan 1st page
  • La Mer (top line of quartet section – 1st mvmt) Mendelssohn MSND
  • Scherzo Brahms 2 (or 3) slow mvmt Mozart 35 1st and/or 4th mvmt
  • Beethoven 8 trio

Bass

  • Beethoven 9 Symphony recitative
  • Beethoven 5 2nd movement, 3rd Mvt. ? Scherzo; measure 44 to 5 measures after A
  • Beethoven 5 3rd Mvt. Trio; beginning for 37 measures  no repeat
  • Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Solo
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K. 543, E-flat major (Mvts. 1 and 4)

 

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