Musicians

Dennis Carter IIPrincipal flute

Dennis Carter II,
Principal flute

To schedule a date and time to audition for a position in the Dearborn Symphony, contact the personnel manager ASAP:
Kathy Zuchniewicz:
kathy@dearbornsymphony.org.

Open positions include:

  • Concertmaster
  • Principal Second Violin
  • Second Oboe
  • Principal Horn
  • Third Horn
  • Section Strings
  • all substitute instruments

Audition dates/times:
Sept. 14, Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm
Sept. 15, Thursday, 5pm – 9pm

Audition location: Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

Audition Requirements

Orchestral Excerpts list by Instrument/Position:
All auditioning musicians must perform a movement from a standard concerto or other solo piece that demonstrates technical ability, musicality and stylistic sensibilities. Select a work through which you can demonstrate your ability to play in a classical symphony orchestra.
Additionally be prepared to play the specified orchestral excerpts.

Concertmaster audition requirements:

  1. Mozart: Concerto No. 3, or 4, or 5, 1st movement with cadenza.
  2. The first or last movement of one of the following concertos:
    Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Bartok No. 2, Prokofief No. 2. Candidates may offer a comparable alternative.
  3. Concertmaster solos from the following orchestral works:
    Rimsky-Korsakoff: solos from Capriccio espagnol Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Tarantella Brahms: Symphony No. 1, movement II
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Movement III
  4. The excerpts listed for Tuttiviolins.

Specified Orchestral Excerpts

Section Violin

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvt 1, beginning till  302 (D+7)
  • Mozart: 39 Mvt 2 Beginning till 8 before B.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2 Movement I From  17 till ms. 66 (Letter B) and ms. 118 till
    ms 156 (Letter E till F)
  • Strauss: Don Juan, beginning till B

Section Viola

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Mvt. II 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)

Section Cello

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5
    Mvt II  1-10, 49-59, 98-105, 114-123
    Mvt III  1-18, ms. 27 -71, 140-159, 201-213
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2
    Movement I  82 – ms. 156 (Letter C till letter F)
    Movement II Beginning till letter B
    Movement IV 8  Before letter L till M (ms. 238 -281)
  • Strauss: Don Juan. Beginning till ms8, Letter A till B, 2ms before Y till the END

Section D. Bass

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvt. III 1 -100, 141 -214 (Beginning to 5 ms after A, Trio to 23 ms. after B)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Mvt Beginning till ms70
  • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, MvtIV 2 after #50 till #53, #56 till the end
  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Duetto)

Piccolo

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

Flute

  • Beethoven: Leonora 3. Adagio, 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. 2 176 -187
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo)
  • Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (Variation of the Firebird, #9 to 5 msafter #18)

Oboe

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

English Horn

      Required:

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

French Horn

  • Brahms Symphony No. 1, 2nd movement solo
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel.  ms6 till ms  5th ms after Reh 29 till  2 ms after 33.  Reh 37 till 3ms before 38.

Additionally – for High Horn

  • Beethoven 7 1st movement ms84 -101 (1st horn)
  • Wagner: Siegfried (Short call)
  • Mahler 1 Movement I, 4ms before Reh#2 till Reh #3
    Mvt III Rehearsal #13-#16

Additionally – for Low Horn:

  • Shostakovich Symphony No.5, mvt 1 Low tutti
  • Beethoven: symphony No. 9 Mvt III From ms 83 (Adagio) till ms 124 (Letter A)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Mvt I 4ms before Reh #2 till Reh #3 (from 2nd horn part) Reh #15 till 12 ms after Reh #15(4th horn part)

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 Mirumfrom the Requiem
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March from 6 before #4 to end.
  • Ravel: Bolero, “solo”
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 3, MvtIV, beginning to 3 ms after A
  • Stravinsky: PulcinellaSuite (Duetto)

Bass Trombone

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

Tuba

  • Berlioz: BenvenutoCellini Overture, #16 to end
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March 4 to 5
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka189 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

Percussion

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