LSO AUDITIONS: August 2021

 

Auditions for the Longmont Symphony Orchestra 2021-2022 season will be held in person on Wednesday, September 1 and Thursday, September 2.  Times and location will be sent to those auditioning.  Below you will find a list of instrument openings for the 2021-2022 LSO season and the audition requirements.
Please contact Kay W. Lloyd, Orchestra Manager at kaylloyd1463@comcast.net  to request an audition time – or if you have any questions.

Orchestral Excerpts: Below are hyperlinks to excerpts and other solo requirements for each instrument. The exact excerpt list you need to play is within a .PDF document (in blue – “download excerpts here +…”) below each instrument’s opening. Don’t worry about the.PDF file names, the excerpts for each instrument are correct.

Solo Requirements: The solo requirements are listed for each instrument below (indicated with +)

2021-2022 Schedule:   Confirming our dates at our venue has been delayed this year due to the return from COVID restrictions.   Download the rehearsal and performance schedule we are currently working towards confirming.  Orchestra members will be updated as all dates are confirmed.

2021-2022 Rehearsal & Performance Schedule


Associate Concertmaster
Download Excerpts Here + Exposition of a Standard Concerto + 1 Movement of Solo Bach

Paid position, $50 per SERVICE with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available throughout the year


Section Violin 1
Download Excerpts Here + Solo of Choice

Paid Position, $40 per Concert Cycle (5-6 services within a cycle)


Associate Principal 2nd Violin

Download Excerpts Here + Exposition of a Standard Concerto + 1 Movement of Solo Bach

Paid position, $80 per CONCERT CYCLE (5-6 services within a cycle) with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available throughout the year


Section Violin 2
Download Excerpts Here + Solo of Choice

Paid Position, $40 per Concert Cycle (5-6 services within a cycle)


Section Viola

Download Excerpts Here + Solo of Choice

Paid Position, $40 per Concert Cycle (5-6 services within a cycle)


CORE: Section Cello

Download Excerpts Here + Solo of Choice

Paid Position, $40 per Concert Cycle (5-6 services within a cycle) and offered paid opportunities in  Chamber Concerts, Nutcracker, and other outreach programs


Section Cello
Download Excerpts Here + Solo of Choice

Paid Position, $40 per Concert Cycle (5-6 services within a cycle)


Section Bass
Download Excerpts Here + Solo of Choice

Paid Position, $40 per Concert Cycle (5-6 services within a cycle)

 


2nd Clarinet

Download Excerpts Here + Exposition from Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Paid position, $80 per CONCERT CYCLE (5-6 services within a cycle) with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities throughout the year.

 

2nd French Horn

Download Excerpts Here + Solo of Choice

Paid position, $80 per CONCERT CYCLE (5-6 services within a cycle) with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities throughout the year.


Principal Trumpet

Download Excerpts Here + Solo of Choice

Paid position, $130 per CONCERT CYCLE (5-6 services within a cycle) with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities throughout the year.

 

3rd Trumpet

Download Excerpts Here + Solo of Choice

Paid position, $80 per CONCERT CYCLE (5-6 services within a cycle) with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities throughout the year.


Percussion Auditions:  Due to the lack of accessibility of percussion instruments, these auditions may be recorded (mp4) and
emailed to Kay W. Lloyd at kaylloyd1463@comcast.net

No later than midnight Sunday, August 29, 2021.

 

Principal Percussion
Download Excerpts Here + Mallet Solo of Choice

1) Marimba solo (2 or 4 mallets) of your choice, no longer than 5 minutes

2) Snare Drum: Scheherazade Mvt. vi, Letter P to the downbeat of R + A long roll from a pp dynamic to ff, then back to pp

3) Xylophone: Porgy and Bess (excerpt attached)

4) Cymbals: 2 Crashes at a p dynamic, 2 crashes at mf dynamic, and 2 crashes at ff dynamic.

5) Timpani: Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony (excerpt attached) and Beethoven 9 (excerpt attached 513 to end)

Paid position, $130 per CONCERT CYCLE (5-6 services within a cycle) with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available


Section Percussion (2 Positions)
Download Excerpts Here + Mallet Solo of Choice

1) Marimba solo (2 or 4 mallets) of your choice, no longer than 5 minutes

2) Snare Drum: Scheherazade Mvt. vi, Letter P to the downbeat of R + A long roll from a pp dynamic to ff, then back to pp

3) Xylophone: Porgy and Bess (excerpt attached)

4) Cymbals: 2 Crashes at a p dynamic, 2 crashes at mf dynamic, and 2 crashes at ff dynamic.

Paid position, $80 per CONCERT CYCLE (5-6 services within a cycle) with other paid concerts and outreach opportunities available



The Longmont Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Elliot Moore.

International applicants should be available to perform and work with the Longmont Symphony no later than September 1, 2021.

The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss, at any time during the audition process, any candidate who does not meet the required standard of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra.

If you are interested in a substitute-only audition, Please contact Kay Lloyd at kaylloyd1463@comcast.net to arrange an audition.  Please note that acceptance to the Longmont Symphony Orchestra’s Substitute and Extra list does not guarantee employment.

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