National Symphony

Discussion in 'Orchestra / Solo / Chamber Music' started by BigBadWolf, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. BigBadWolf

    BigBadWolf Piano User

    Nov 30, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    I was just wondering how many of you are taking this audition?

  2. robertwhite

    robertwhite Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 11, 2003
    I am.
  3. robertwhite

    robertwhite Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 11, 2003
    As some of you may have heard, Tom Cupples was the winner of this auditon.

    Thought I'd pass along the list info for the whole audition, as it was pretty interesting how it all went down.

    The prelims and semis had posted excerpts on the wall, including "sight-reading", and the rounds were drawn from those pieces.

    I think this is everything, but somebody let me know if I forgot anything:

    Leonore 3
    Petrushka - Ballerina's Dance
    ---after this, they seem to have asked different stuff from everyone. Carmen, Scheherezade, and Gotterdammerung were the most common, from what people told me.

    Second Round: 15 people - 9 from the prelims, and 6 direct invitees
    (I think everyone played the same thing in this round - unlike the prelims)
    Bach Magnificat (1st trumpet)
    Scheherezade, 4th mvt. (C-D, Q-R)
    Parsifal (1st excerpt)
    Fetes (1st trumpet)
    Pines Off-Stage
    Firebird (1st Trumpet)
    Ein Heldenleben (2nd Eb trumpet)

    Finals: 4 people - all played the previous round.
    Copland 3, last mvt (the "Fanfare for the Common Man" part, 1st trumpet)
    Brahms Academic Fest. (chorale - 1st trumpet)
    Wagner Tannhauser overture (1st trumpet)
    ---section playing (all 2nd parts)---
    Ein Heldenleben (off-stage passage)
    Mahler 1 (1st and 3rd mvt. passages)
    Shostakovich 5 (1st mvt)
    Mahler 2 ("Urlicht" chorale)
    Beethoven Violin Concerto

    Congrats, again Tom! Great job.

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