Mock Auditions

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  1. stukvalve

    stukvalve New Friend

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    Hello all!

    I wanted to ask everyone here what they think would help make mock auditions more like the real thing. The trumpet studio here is planning on having a mock audition soon, and I would like to organize it so we learn as much as we can, and get it is as close to the real thing as possible. There will be about 15 people playing or so.... Thanks in advance! :)

    -Max Matzen-
     
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    After holding the audition, announce that no one won 8)

    Wilmer.............the WiseGuy :lol:
     
  3. robertwhite

    robertwhite Mezzo Piano User

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    Good one, Wilmer! :lol:

    Get a screen. Announce candidates by number. Have a "panel" of at least 3 people listening if possible and have them vote on candidates, (maybe 2 out of 3 gets you into the next round, and then in the finals, you need a unanimous vote to win). Have them draw lots for an order. Have prelims, finals, etc.

    Just do it like the real thing, you know? This is great practice.
     
  4. ROGERIO

    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

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    hot cold

    Towards the final rounds... turn the heat UP or DOWN (temps)... :D
    Just before you actually bring them into the hall / room to play... make them wait outside the door 5 minutes to make sure they are no longer warmed-up. :D

    The last one happened to me on my last audition. I went in cold and missed a high G (A picc) on the first Bach excerpt and one of the judges whistled the G a few seconds afterwards.... that hurt! :oops: I was demoralized for a few ... :D

    On a more serious note: you may want to contact whoever organized the last ITG Mock Audition and get some pointers from them. :D
     
  5. vivace

    vivace New Friend

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    hmm.. black screen to hide the judges. Have a non trumpet player as the proxy assitant guy.

    Have a warm up room with everyone in there together

    What pieces are on the audition?
     
  6. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    have them play the post horn solo last. :twisted:
     
  7. stukvalve

    stukvalve New Friend

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    In most auditions, is it more standard to screen the panel, or screen the auditioner? We are going to make it a "3rd Trumpet" kind of audition, with some tricky third trumpet stuff and a few standard 1st trumpet solos. Suggestions are more than welcome for exerpts to choose! Thanks... :D
    -Max Matzen-
     
  8. trumpjosh

    trumpjosh Pianissimo User

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    Hmmm.... tricky stuff...

    3rd trumpet on Britten's 4 Sea Interludes
    2nd Eb on Heldenleben
    3rd trumpet on Rapsodie Espagnole

    there are so many fun ones to choose from...

    Enjoy!

    - Josh

    P.S. - Sight-reading? 3rd part to Don Quixote (from the "if you don't know it already, you're toast" book).
     
  9. robertwhite

    robertwhite Mezzo Piano User

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    Till Eulenspiegel has a commonly asked 3rd part excerpt as well. It's the big loud section near the end with all the running eighth notes. Don Q. has tons of great 3rd passages.
     
  10. vivace

    vivace New Friend

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    Lenore should be standard though whatever chair it is.
     

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