2016 Seating Auditions

NEC Youth Philharmonic Orchestra seating auditions will take place Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11. 

Seating audition requirements: Students should prepare one solo work or movement of their choice. Additionally, students should prepare the required excerpts for their instrument which can be found below. All excerpts from Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 and Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino unless otherwise noted. 

Violin PDF
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 1, Letter O to Bar 262
Verdi: Letter N to Letter O 

Viola PDF
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 1, Letter P to 1 bar after Letter Q 
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 2, 3 bars after Letter B to 1 bar before Letter C 

Cello PDF
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 1, Letter P to 1 bar after Letter Q 
Tchaikovsky, Mvmt 2, Bar 252 to 274

Bass PDF  
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 1, Letter P to 1 bar after Letter Q
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 4, Letter A to 7 bars before Letter B  

Flute and Piccolo PDF
Piccolo excerpts are required for all YPO flute students

Flute: 
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 1, Letter I to 1 bar after Letter K
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 3, Bar 144 to Bar 170

Piccolo: (required for all YPO flutists) 
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 3, Bars 162 – 170, 194-203, and 365-398

Oboe PDF 
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 1, Letter I to 4 bars before Letter K
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 2, Beginning to Bar 21

Clarinet PDF
Verdi: Letter G to Letter H
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 4, Letter A to 1 before Letter B  

Bassoon PDF
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 2, Bar 274 to end of movement
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 4, Letter A to 1 bar before Letter B 

Horn PDF 
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 1, Letter I to Letter K
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 4, Bar 225 to 6 bars after Letter G  

Trumpet PDF 
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 4, Bar 188 to Bar 207 
Verdi: Letter J to Letter L

Trombone PDF 
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 1, 6 bars after Letter T to 3 bars before Letter U
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 4, Bar 38 to Bar 59

Bass Trombone PDF
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 4, Bars 28-59 and Bars 187-205 

Tuba PDF
Tchaikovsky: Mvmt 4, Bars 28-59 and Bars 187-205 

Harp PDF
Verdi: Letter G to Letter H 
Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Variation I, and Fugue from letter I to letter K
Debussy: La Mer, Mvmt 1, 3 bars before Figure 4 to Figure 6 

Percussion PDF
Timpani:
Beethoven: Symphony No 9: Mvmt 1, 18 bars before Letter S to end
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet: Letter S to Letter U 

Snare Drum:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade: Mvmt 3, Letter D to Letter E 
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Figure 49 to 7 bars after Figure 50 

Cymbals:
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2: Mvmt 3, Figure 32 – 13 bars after Figure 32
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet: Letter E to Letter F

Xylophone:
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Beginning to 5 bars after Figure 2 
Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture: Figure 39 to Figure 42 

2016-2017 Calendar

SEPTEMBER
10-11 YPO Seating Auditions
17    YPO rehearsals begin
24    YPO rehearsal

OCTOBER
1      YPO rehearsal
8      YPO rehearsal
15    YPO rehearsal
22    YPO rehearsal
29    YPO rehearsal

NOVEMBER
5      YPO rehearsal
10    YPO Dress Rehearsal in Jordan Hall: 6-9pm
12    YPO Concert in Jordan Hall: 8pm (call time TBD) 
19    YPO rehearsal
26    No YPO rehearsal. Happy Thanksgiving

DECEMBER
3      YPO rehearsal
10    YPO rehearsal
17    YPO rehearsal

Dec 24-Jan. 6 No YPO rehearsals

JANUARY   
7      YPO rehearsal
14    YPO rehearsal
21    YPO rehearsal
26    YPO Dress Rehearsal in Jordan Hall: 6-9pm
28    YPO rehearsal
29    YPO Concert in Jordan Hall: 8pm (call time TBD)

FEBRUARY
4      YPO rehearsal
11    YPO rehearsal 
18    NEC Prep Winter Vacation - No rehearsals, lessons, classes or ensembles 
25    YPO rehearsal

MARCH
4       YPO rehearsal
11     NEC Prep Spring Break - No rehearsals, lessons, classes or ensembles 
18     YPO rehearsal
25     YPO rehearsal

APRIL
1       YPO rehearsal
8       YPO rehearsal
15     YPO rehearsal      
22     YPO rehearsal
27     YPO Dress Rehearsal in Jordan Hall: 6-9pm
30     YPO Concert in Jordan Hall: 8pm (call time TBD)

MAY
7-19  Large Ensemble Auditions
6      YPO rehearsal
13    YPO rehearsal
20    YPO rehearsal
27    YPO rehearsal

*All dates are subject to change

Absence Policy

Please visit this page for more information about the attendance policy.

2016-08-18


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