audition

UPCOMING VACANCIES

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra (GGFSO) announces auditions for the following vacancies:

Concertmaster

Auditions for the Concertmaster position will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

The audition will consist of the following materials:

A) One of the following solos, at the candidate’s choice:
W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, 4 or 5 – exposition and cadenza

B) One of the following solos, at the candidate’s choice:
First movement of violin concerto by Vieuxtemps (No. 4 or no. 5), Mendelssohn (e minor), Saint Saens (No. 3), Brahms, Sibelius, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich or Bartok, with cadenza when it applies.

C) The following orchestral solos:
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew’s Passion, Aria No. 47 “Erbame dich” (Concertmaster Solo)
Mendelssoh: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo (mm. 17-99)
R. Strauss: Don Juan Op. 20 (page I)
J. Brahms: Symphony 1 mvt II (Concertmaster Solo Reh E-End)

D) Sight-reading

French Horn

Auditions for the position of First French horn will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

The audition will consist of the following materials:

A) One of the following solos, at the candidate’s choice:
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Opus 11, 1st movement.
W. A. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 417 – exposition to the 1st movement.
W. A. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 495 – exposition and cadenza to the 1st movement.

B) Excerpts:
Beethoven: Symphony #7 mvt. 1, ms. 84-101 (25 before C – C); ms. 423-end (23 after N – end)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5, mvt. 2, ms. 9-28 (7 before A – 8 after A)
Dvorak: Symphony #9 mvt. 4, ms. 267-265
Shostakovich: Symphony #5, mvt. 1 (17 – 21); (36 – 41)

C) Sight-reading

For additional registration and additional information, contact Janice Hoffarth, Executive Director, at [email protected].


AUDITIONS FOR THE GGFSO 2017 – 18 SEASON

Location and Time: To be determined

To register, email Tyler York at [email protected] or call 701-317-6648.

General Audition Repertoire:

Unless a specific solo is stated in the appropriate repertoire list below, each candidate should prepare one movement of a prepared solo (from the Standard Repertoire), in addition to the excerpts.

Repertoire Lists