2016 Seating Auditions

NEC Youth Symphony seating auditions will take place September 10 and 11, 2016 

Seating assignment requirements: 

  • Prepare the posted orchestra excerpts
  • Prepare two solo works or two movements from the same work. One should be fast; the other, slow and lyrical. 

All excerpts from Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) unless otherwise noted.

Violin PDF
Mvmt 4, Rehearsal No. 2 to Rehearsal No. 3 

Viola PDF 
Mvmt 4, 10th measure of Rehearsal No. 6 to 9th measure of Rehearsal No. 7

Cello PDF 
Mvmt 4, Upbeat to the 18th measure of Rehearsal No. 9 to the 5th measure of Rehearsal No. 10

Bass PDF 
Mvmt 4, 8 measures before Rehearsal No. 4 (for 9 measures)
Mvmt 4, 8 measures before Rehearsal No. 10 (for 9 measures) 

Flute and Piccolo PDF 
The piccolo excerpts are optional for all YS flute students 
Mvmt 1, Measures 6-9
Mvmt 1, Measures 15-18
Mvmt 1, Rehearsal No. 5 (for 8 measures)
Mvmt 2, Rehearsal No 3 to the 3rd measure of Rehearsal No. 4, minus long rests 
Optional Piccolo Excerpt: Mvmt 1, 17th measure of Rehearsal No. 6 (for 4 measures)

Oboe and English Horn PDF 
The English Horn excerpts are optional for all YS oboe students
Mvmt 1, Measures 15-18
Mvmt 2, Rehearsal No 3 to 3rd measure of Rehearsal No. 4, minus long rests
Optional English Horn Excerpt: Mvmt 2, measures 7-18

Clarinet in A PDF
Mvmt 3, 23 measures before Rehearsal No. 2 (for 8 measures)
Mvmt 4, 3 measures before Rehearsal No. 3 (for 18 measures) 

Bassoon PDF
Mvmt 4, 15th measure of Rehearsal No. 4 to 5th measure of Rehearsal No. 5
Mvmt 4, 9th measure of Rehearsal No. 19 (for 9 measures) 

Horn in E PDF
Mvmt 2, 4 measures before Rehearsal No. 2 to downbeat of Rehearsal No. 2
Mvmt 4, 8 measures before Rehearsal No. 11 to downbeat of Rehearsal No. 12 

Trumpet in C and E PDF 
Mvmt 1 (in C), Rehearsal No. 13 (for 25 measures)
Mvmt 4 (in E), Measures 8-25

Trombone PDF
1st Trombone Mvmt 4 (alto clef), 5th measure of Rehearsal No. 11 through 9th measure of Rehearsal No. 12
OR
2nd Trombone Mvmt 4 (tenor clef), 5th measure of Rehearsal No. 11 through 9th measure of Rehearsal No. 12 

Tuba PDF
Mvmt 2, First 5 measure of movement
Berlioz, Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust: 1 before figure 4 through 3 before figure 5
Wagner, Meistersinger Overture: letter J to letter L 

Harp PDF
Britten, Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Variation I, and Fugue from letter I to letter K
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, mvmt 2, measures 28-36, measures 54-66, and measures 274-302

Timpani PDF 
Mvmt 3, beginning through Rehearsal No. 3, minus long rests 
Mvmt 4, Rehearsal No. 1 through Rehearsal No. 5, minus long rests

2016-2017 Calendar

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

OCTOBER
1      YS rehearsal
8      YS rehearsal
15    YS rehearsal
22    YS rehearsal
29    YS rehearsal

NOVEMBER
5      YS rehearsal
12    YS rehearsal
13    YS Dress Rehearsal in Jordan Hall: 6-9pm
17    YS Concert in Jordan Hall: 7:30pm (call time TBD)
19    YS rehearsal
26    No YS rehearsal. Happy Thanksgiving!    

DECEMBER
3      YS rehearsal
10    YS rehearsal
17    YS rehearsal
DEC. 24-JAN. 6 No YS rehearsals

JANUARY    
7      YS rehearsal
14    YS rehearsal
21    YS rehearsal
28    YS rehearsal

FEBRUARY
2      YS Dress Rehearsal in Jordan Hall: 6-9pm
4      YS Concert in Jordan Hall: 12pm (call time TBD)
11    YS rehearsal 
18    NEC Prep Winter Vacation - No rehearsals, lessons, classes or ensembles 
25    YS rehearsal

MARCH
4       YS rehearsal
11     NEC Prep Spring Break - No rehearsals, lessons, classes or ensembles 
18     WGBH Cartoon Festival Performance at Symphony Hall - Time TBD 
25     YS rehearsal

APRIL
1       YS rehearsal
8       YS rehearsal
15     YS rehearsal 
22     YS rehearsal
29     YS rehearsal

MAY
7-19  Large Ensemble Auditions
6      YS rehearsal
13    YS rehearsal
17    YS Dress rehearsal in Jordan Hall 6-9pm 19   YS Concert in Jordan Hall 8pm (Time TBD)

*All dates are subject to change

Absence Policy

Please visit this page for information about the absence policy.

2016-07-27


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