Auditions 
Fall 2022

Auditions will be held on August 29-30, 2022 in Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music of Bard College. Longy is located at 27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA.

Once you register to audition, we will be in contact with you to schedule your audition time and date. If you have any questions or need any accommodations, please email us at duboisorchestra@gmail.com.

We, The Du Bois Orchestra Administration, recognize that there has historically been exclusivity and marginalization in the classical music experience and are actively working to rectify that. All are encouraged to apply. 

Click here to view the 2022-2023 Rehearsal Schedule.

Audition Requirements

Violin 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 4: rehearsal S – rehearsal T, rehearsal U – Piu Stretto

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 1: beginning - rehearsal B

  • Mendelssohn Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream: measure 6 – measure 80 (top part)

  • Strauss Don Juan: page 1 (optional)

  • Exposition of a standard violin concerto

  • A contrasting solo piece of your choice

Violin 1 (Unpaid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 4: rehearsal S – rehearsal T, rehearsal U – Piu Stretto (mandatory)

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 1: beginning - rehearsal B (optional)

  • Mendelssohn Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream: measure 6 – measure 80 (top part) (optional)

  • A solo piece of your choice

Violin 2 (Unpaid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 4: 9th measure of rehearsal S – rehearsal T, rehearsal U – rehearsal V (mandatory)

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 4: beginning - measure 71 (optional)

  • Mendelssohn Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream: measure 6 – measure 80 (top part) (optional)

  • A solo piece of your choice

Viola (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 4: beginning - measure 71

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 3: page 1, no repeats, take 2nd ending

  • Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis: 3rd measure of rehearsal U – 1 measure before rehearsal X

  • Strauss Don Juan: beginning – rehearsal D (optional)

  • Exposition of a standard viola concerto

  • A contrasting solo piece of your choice

Viola (Unpaid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 4: beginning - measure 71 (mandatory)

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 3: page 1, no repeats, take 2nd ending (optional)

  • Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis: 3rd measure of rehearsal U – 1 measure before rehearsal X (optional)

  • A solo piece of your choice

Cello (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, Movement 3: beginning – measure 56

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 3: pickups to rehearsal A 5 measures before rehearsal B

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 4: beginning - measure 71

  • Strauss Don Juan: beginning – rehearsal D (optional)

  • Exposition of a standard cello concerto

  • A contrasting solo piece of your choice

Cello (Unpaid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, Movement 3: beginning – measure 56 (mandatory)

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 3: pickups to rehearsal A 5 measures before rehearsal B (optional)

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 4: beginning - measure 71 (optional)

  • A solo piece of your choice

Bass (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, Movement 3: rehearsal B – 7th measure of rehearsal C

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 4: Piu Stretto rehearsal W

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 4: beginning - measure 71

  • Strauss Don Juan: beginning – rehearsal D (optional)

  • Exposition of a standard bass concerto

  • A contrasting solo piece of your choice

Bass (Unpaid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, Movement 3: rehearsal B – 7th measure of rehearsal C (mandatory)

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 4: Piu Stretto rehearsal W (optional)

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 4: beginning - measure 71 (optional)

  • A solo piece of your choice

Flute 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal C – rehearsal F (with repeats)

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 4: rehearsal B – 4th measure of rehearsal C

  • Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune: beginning – measure 4

  • A solo piece of your choice

Piccolo (Optional)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Rossini La Gazza Ladra Overture: measure 188 – measure 195

  • A solo piece of your choice

Oboe 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, Movement 2: measure 8 – rehearsal A

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 2: rehearsal A rehearsal B

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 1: 9th measure of rehearsal H – 7th measure of rehearsal J

  • A solo piece of your choice

English Horn (Optional)

Excerpts (Choose One)

Solos

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 9, Movement 2: measure 7 – 2 measures before rehearsal 1

  • A solo piece of your choice

Clarinet 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 2: rehearsal F – rehearsal G

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 3: pickups to rehearsal G – rehearsal I

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Movement 1: page 1

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 4: Poco Andante - rehearsal F (eighth note = 102)

  • A solo piece of your choice

Bass Clarinet (Optional)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony, Movement 1: rehearsal K – rehearsal L

  • A solo piece of your choice

Bassoon 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 2: Andantino – rehearsal A

  • Mozart Symphony No. 35, Movement 4: measure 9 - rehearsal A

  • Stravinsky Rite of Spring: beginning – 2 measures before rehearsal 4

  • A solo piece of your choice

Contrabassoon 1 (Optional)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Ravel Mother Goose Suite, Movement 4: rehearsal 2 – 9th measure of rehearsal 5

  • A solo piece of your choice

Horn 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 2: 13th measure of rehearsal Q – end

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 1: 10 measures before rehearsal U – 5th measure of W 

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 3: Trio – measure 201 (first or second horn part)

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Movement 2: measure 8 – measure 28

  • A solo piece of your choice

Trumpet 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 4: 9 measures before rehearsal Q – rehearsal R

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 4: rehearsal T – rehearsal U

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 2: 7 measures before rehearsal E – rehearsal F

  • Mahler Symphony No. 5, Movement 1: beginning – 3rd measure of rehearsal 1

  • A solo piece of your choice

Trombone 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, Movement 1: 14th measure of rehearsal F – 1st ending

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 2: 5th measure of rehearsal D – rehearsal F (2nd trombone part)

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal R end

  • Wagner Tannhauser Overture: 1 measure before rehearsal M end

Bass Trombone (Paid)

Excerpts

  • A solo piece of your choice

Solos

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, Movement 1: 14th measure of rehearsal F – 1st ending

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal R end

  • Wagner Tannhauser Overture: 1 measure before rehearsal M end

  • A solo piece of your choice

Tuba (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Mendelssohn Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream: rehearsal A – 33rd measure of rehearsal A

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal R – end

  • Wagner Die Meistersinger Overture: measure 158 – measure 188

  • A solo piece of your choice

Timpani (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 2: 1 measure before rehearsal G – rehearsal H

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 4: 9th measure of Presto end

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Movement 3: rehearsal Dd end

Snare Drum (Optional)

Excerpts

  • A solo piece of your choice

Solos

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 3: rehearsal D – rehearsal E (Tambur piccolo)

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 4: rehearsal P – rehearsal R (Tambur piccolo)

Glockenspiel (Optional)

Excerpts

  • A solo piece of your choice

Solos

  • Mozart The Magic Flute, No. 8 Finale: 34 measures before end – 17 measures before end

  • A solo piece of your choice

Tambourine (Optional)

Excerpts

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 3: rehearsal F – rehearsal G

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 4: 15th measure of rehearsal W – Allegro non troppo e maestoso

Triangle (Optional)

Excerpts

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Movement 3: rehearsal E – rehearsal F

Cymbals (Optional)

Excerpts

  • Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture: 2 measures before rehearsal O – 8 measures before rehearsal P