Audition Information

Audition Information

2023 - 2024 Season

Audition Date: Saturday, August  19, 2023

Time: 8:00 - 4:00 pm (Winds in the morning & Strings in the afternoon)

Location: Idaho State University, Fine Arts Building (Goranson Hall)

Contact for audition scheduling:
Michael Helman, Personnel Manager
personnel@iscsymphony.org
(208) 851-8106

Who is Required to Audition?
 - All ISU and area HS students wishing to be a part of the ISCS must audition annually for placement.
 - All new community members.
 - Any players wishing to be considered for our vacant principal positions.
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We will be hearing scheduled auditions for section rotation consideration for all string and wind sections, and any sublist considerations. Principal auditions will be scheduled in 20-minute time slots.  Section auditions will be scheduled in 10-minute time slots. Please prepare the requirements listed below.

Audition Repertoire

*Audition material is updated as received. Check back frequently.

Section Violin
Section Violin Audition Repertoire

Section Viola
Section Viola Audition Repertoire

Section Cello
Section Cello Audition Repertoire

Section Bass
Section Bass Audition Repertoire

Section Flute/Piccolo
Secton Flute/Piccolo Audition Repertoire

Section Oboe
​​​​​​​1. Short Solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. Schubert: Symphony No. 8
3. da Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos

Section English Horn
1. Short Solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. da Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos, The Miller's Dance Rehearsal 1-2
3. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9

Section Clarinet
1. No Solo Required
2. Clarinet Audition Repertoire

Section Bassoon
1. No Solo Required
2. Section Bassoon Audition Repertoire  

Section Trumpet
1. No Solo required
2. Section Trumpet Audition Repertoire

Section Horn
1. Exposition or opening of a solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. Beethoven 3, 2nd Horn, 3rd Movement, Trio
3. Shostakovich 5, 3rd and 4th Horn, 1st movement, reh 17-21
4. Ginastera Variaciones Concertantes, Var. XII, Reh 79-83

Section Trombone & Bass Trombone          

Tenor trombone audition material:
1. Exposition or opening of a tenor trombone solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture (Symphonic version) G - first note of H (2nd trombone)
3. Mozart: Requiem, III, 2 (Tuba Mirum), entire movement Tenor trombone part (trombone 2)          

Bass trombone audition material:

1. Exposition or opening of a bass trombone solo (chosen by auditionee)
2. Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture (Symphonic version) G - first not of H (3rd trombone)
3. Mozart: Requiem, II Kyrie - entire movement

Section Percussion
TBD - please check back.

Section Tuba 
Provided upon request.