Musicians

Concertmaster - Ashley Dyer

Ashley Dyer, Concertmaster

If you wish to be considered for a playing position, please contact the personnel manager,
Kathy Zuchniewicz:
kathy@dearbornsymphony.org.

The Dearborn Symphony will be holding auditions on Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at the U of M School of Music and on Friday, Sept. 12 at Wayne State University, from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Open positions include:
Section Strings
2nd Oboe
4th Horn
Requirements listed below
Email kathy@dearbornsymphony.org to secure an audition time

Audition Requirements

Dennis Carter IIPrincipal flute

Dennis Carter II,
Principal flute

All participants must perform one or two solo selections such as a movement from a concerto, one or two movements from a sonata, or a concert piece or other solo work that best demonstrates your level of proficiency and musicianship. it is not necessary to have an accompanist. Each player must also be prepared to perform excerpts from the works listed below. Those auditioning may also be asked to sight read a brief excerpt.

Orchestral Excerpts list by Instrument/Position:

Violin

  • Beethoven: Eroica. Movement 3 “Scherzo” Beginning till Trio
  • Mozart: 39 Mvt II. Beginning to 8 after B.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2
    • Movement I From ms. 17 till ms. 66 (Letter B) and ms. 118 till ms 156 (Letter E till F)
    • Movement IV Beginning till ms. 60 (5 measures after B)
  • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo)

Viola

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Mvt. II ms. 1-10, 23-37, 49-59
  • Mozart Symphony 35 Mvmt 4 measures 1 -80
  • Berlioz: Roman Carnival. Beginning and Andante sostenuto
  • Brahms: Haydn Variations (Var. V and VII)

Cello

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5
    • Mvt II ms. 1-10, 49-59, 98-105, 114-123
    • Mvt III ms. 1-18, ms. 27 -71, 140-159, 201-213
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2
    • Movement I ms. 82 – ms. 156 (Letter C till letter F)
    • Movement II Beginning till letter B
    • Movement IV 8 ms. Before letter L till M (ms. 238 -281)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvt. II, 252-274 ms.

D. Bass

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. III ms. 1 -100, 141 -214 (Beginning to 5 ms after A, Trio to 23 ms. after B)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Mvt IV. Beginning till ms 70
  • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Mvt IV 2 after #50 till #53, #56 till end
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Duetto)

Piccolo

  • Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture and Semiramide Overture
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Finale, Alla Marcia
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, III. Scherzo
  • Ravel: Ma mère l’oye, III. Laideronnette, Impératrice des pagodes
  • Stravinsky: Firebird Suite, 1919 version, “Variation de l’oiseau de feu”

Flute

  • Beethoven: Leonora 3. Adagio, ms. 69(A)- 83, 228-352, 460-495
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 (also known as 4) in G
    • Mvt. I C – 8 after D, H – J
    • Mvt II C – D, J – 3 after M
    • Mvt IV D – F, R – end
  • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 ms. 176 -187
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo)
  • Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (Variation of the Firebird, #9 to 5 ms after #18)

Oboe

  • Brahms: Violin Concerto, Mvt. II solo oboe, ms. 3 – 32
  • Ravel” Le Tombeau de Couperin
    • Mvt I, beginning till #2
    • Mvt II. #1 – #2, #4- #5, #6-#8 #16-17
  • Rossini: La Scala di Seta, Beginning till allegro. #2 -#3
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (Mvt. II, ms. 1 to 21)
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite (Gavotte and Variation Ia)

English Horn

Required:

  • Berlioz: Roman Carneval Overture
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “New World”
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

Optional:

  • Franck: Symphony
  • Rossini: William Tell Overture

Clarinet

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 Mvt. III, Trio to D.C.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 Mvt. I, II
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol,
    • Mvt. I, A to B;
    • Mvt. III, 11 ms. after K to end.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Mvt. II F to G
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo)

Bassoon

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
    • Mvt. II ms. 10 -17, ms 59 (D) to end;
    • Mvt IV ms. 18-24, ms. 184-188, ms. 348 to end.
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro overture. Beginning to ms. 24, ms 156-171, 214-220, 229-236
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4. Mvt II, last 31 measures.
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, Mvt IV, Mvt. V beginning to A.

French Horn

  • Solo: First movement exposition from a Mozart Concerto or from a standard repertoire concerto.
  • Brahms Symphony No. 3, 3rd movement solo
  • Brahms Symphony No. 1, 2nd movement solo
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Opening calls and call in D (19 after rehearsal 28)

Additionally – for High Horn:

  • Ravel Pavanne for a dead princess opening
  • Beethoven 7 1st movement mm 84 -101 (1st horn)
  • Wagner: Siegfried (Short call)
  • Mahler 1 Movement 3 Rehearsal #13-#15

Additionally – for Low Horn:

  • Shostakovich Symphony No.5, mvt 1 Low tutti
  • Beethoven: symphony No. 7 1st movement Ms 84-101 (2nd horn)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1, 1st mvt. Ms 32-44, 208-218 (4th horn)

Trumpet

  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. I, #27 -#29
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Ballerina’s Dance and Waltz) $135 to #139 and #145 to #151
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3, Mvt. IV
  • Beethoven: Leonora No. 3

Trombone

  • Mozart: Tuba Mirum from the Requiem
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March from 6 ms. before #4 to end. Preferably, use 2nd trombone part.
  • Ravel: Bolero, “solo”
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3, Mvt IV, beginning to 3 ms after A
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite (Duetto)

Bass Trombone

  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3, Mvt IV (complete)
  • Haydn: The Creation, #26
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Mvt IV ms. 595 (andante maestoso) till ms. 626. Letter O – R.
  • Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture, standard excerpts
  • Wagner: Lohengrin, Prelude to Act 3, B to C

Tuba

  • Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture, #16 to end
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March 4 to 5
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka 189 to 191
  • Wagner: Meistersingers Overture J to L (some scores have it as E to G or ms.158 to 187)
  • Respighi: Fountains of Rome 11 to 14