Auditions 
2021-2022 Season

Auditions will be held in Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music of Bard College. Longy is located at 27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA. The audition dates are as follows:

  • August 23, 2021 from 2pm to 8pm EDT

  • August 24, 2021 from 2pm to 8pm EDT

  • August 27, 2021 from 2pm to 8pm EDT 

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 2021-2022 Rehearsal Schedule.

Audition Requirements

Violin 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

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

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

  • Strauss Don Juan: page 1

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: 1st tempo I after rehearsal Q – end (optional)

  • Exposition of a standard violin concerto

  • A contrasting solo piece of your choice

Violin 1 (Unpaid)

Excerpts (Choose one)

Solos

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

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

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: 1st tempo I after rehearsal Q – end

  • A solo piece of your choice

Violin 2 (Unpaid)

Excerpts (Choose One)

Solos

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

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

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

  • A solo piece of your choice

Viola (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • 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

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal E – rehearsal H (optional)

  • Exposition of a standard viola concerto

  • A contrasting solo piece of your choice

Viola (Unpaid)

Excerpts (Choose One)

Solos

  • 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

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal E – rehearsal H

  • A solo piece of your choice

Cello (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 3: beginning – rehearsal B

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 4: measure 78 – rehearsal A, measure 139 – rehearsal B, measure 294 – rehearsal E

  • Strauss Don Juan: beginning – rehearsal D

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal N – rehearsal P, 9th measure of rehearsal P – rehearsal Q (no repeats) (optional)

  • Exposition of a standard cello concerto

  • A contrasting solo piece of your choice

Cello (Unpaid)

Excerpts (Choose One)

Solos

  • ​Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 3: beginning – rehearsal B

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 4: measure 78 – rehearsal A, measure 139 – rehearsal B, measure 294 – rehearsal E

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal N – rehearsal P, 9th measure of rehearsal P – rehearsal Q (no repeats)

  • A solo piece of your choice

Bass (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • ​Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 3: measure 14 – rehearsal B

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 4: measure 78 – rehearsal A, measure 139 – rehearsal B, measure 294 – rehearsal E

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal O – rehearsal P (no repeats) (optional)

  • Exposition of a standard bass concerto

  • A contrasting solo piece of your choice

Bass (Unpaid)

Excerpts (Choose One)

Solos

  • ​Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 3: beginning – rehearsal B

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 4: measure 78 – rehearsal A, measure 139 – rehearsal B, measure 294 – rehearsal E

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: rehearsal O – rehearsal P (no repeats)

  • 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

  • Bach St. Matthew Passion, Nr. 58 Aria: beginning – measure 18

  • 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

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

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 2: measure 8 – measure 101

  • Haydn Symphony No. 99, Movement 2: 2nd measure of rehearsal G – repeat sign

  • 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

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 2: rehearsal A – rehearsal C

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 4: Poco Andante – rehearsal F

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

  • 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

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

  • Haydn Symphony No. 99, Movement 2: 6th measure of rehearsal G – repeat sign

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

  • A solo piece of your choice

Horn 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

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

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 3: Trio – measure 201

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 4: Presto - end

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Movement 2: 8 measures before rehearsal A – 8th measure of rehearsal A

  • A solo piece of your choice

Trumpet 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 1: 18th measure of rehearsal K – 3rd measure of rehearsal L

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

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 4: beginning – 8 measures before rehearsal A

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

  • A solo piece of your choice

Trombone 1 (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 1: 13th measure of rehearsal D – 12 measures before rehearsal F

  • 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

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 1: 5th measure of rehearsal N - end

  • 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

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

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

  • Wagner Die Meistersinger Overture: measure 158 – measure 188

  • A solo piece of your choice

Timpani (Paid)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Dvorak Symphony No. 8, Movement 1: 5th measure of rehearsal N – end

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

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Movement 3: rehearsal C - end

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

  • A solo piece of your choice

Snare Drum (Optional)

Excerpts

Solos

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Movement 3: beginning – rehearsal H

  • A solo piece of your choice

Glockenspiel (Optional)

Excerpts

Solos

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

  • A solo piece of your choice