Auditions

Audition Dates 2024

TBD!

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Audition Repertoire

link to excerpts: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CqHMB-zWmZOnIUwuvrpVWJ1YMkM3lU4W?usp=drive_link

Violins: (Choose between 1st or 2nd violins)

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Violin work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One three Octave Scale (preferable) or two octaves with Shifting
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement.
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14

Violas:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Viola work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One three Octave Scale (preferable) or two octaves with Shifting
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement.
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14

Cellos:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Cello work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One three Octave Scale (preferable) or two octaves with Shifting
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement.
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14

Double Basses:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Bass work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One Scale in 2 octaves
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement.
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14

Flutes:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Flute work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One Scale in 2 octaves
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement. (Flute 1)
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14 (Flute 1)

Oboes:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Oboe work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One Scale in 2 octaves
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement. (Oboe 1 or 2)
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14 (Oboe 1)

Clarinets:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Clarinet work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement. (Clarinet 1)
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14 (Clarinet 1)

Bassoons:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Bassoon work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One Scale in 2 octaves
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement. (Bassoon 1 or 2)
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14 (Bassoon 1 or 2)

Horns:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Horn work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One Scale in 2 octaves
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement. (Horns 1 or 3)
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14 (Horns 1 or 2)

Trumpets:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Trumpet work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One Scale in 2 octaves
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement. (Trumpet 1)
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14. (Trumpet 1)

Trombones (Tenor):

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Trombone work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One Scale in 2 octaves
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement. (Trombone 1)
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14 (Trombone 1)

Bass Trombone

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Trombone work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One Scale in 2 octaves
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement.
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14

Tuba:

  • Two contrasting movements of a Soloist Tuba work or one with both Contrasting sections
  • One Scale in 2 octaves
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement.
  • Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 4TH movement from the beginning to Rehearsal number 14

Percussion:

  • Solo Piece. (Snare or mallets)
  • . Excerpt Mahler Symphony No. 1: 1ST MOV: 8 Bars after rehearsal number 21 to the end of the movement. (Timpani)
  • Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet: Cymbal part from N to 2nd measure after P and letter T to letter U.

 

The Audition

An audition panel consisting of 3-4 professional musicians will hear your audition. The audition will be recorded to allow the panel to evaluate and discuss your audition. The Music Director has the final say, should there be any disagreement among the panel members. The entire audition takes about 10 minutes.

We audition for all regular positions each year. Previous participation in NBYO does not guarantee re-admission to the orchestra, or of promotion within the section.

Eligibility

Location: To be considered for membership in NBYO, you should be a resident of New Brunswick during the NBYO season (although occasional exceptions from a neighbouring province could be made to fill a key position for which there is no qualified player residing in New Brunswick).

Age & maturity: Note, there are no set age limits for membership, nor is it required that members be students at educational institutions. Typically, our players’ ages range from 11 to the early 20s and most (if not all) attend school, college or university in New Brunswick.

Members must be sufficiently mature to deal with the demands of full weekends away from home. If lack of maturity is an issue with an otherwise successful candidate, the candidate’s parents will be contacted prior to the start of the season to discuss the matter in order to come to an agreement. For instance, in the event that a talented (but very young) musician should successfully audition, he or she may be admitted, but a parent may have to commit to accompanying the member to NBYO events.