AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS updated November 1, 2017
The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra and musician members are not compensated.
The September-May Concert Season includes 4 subscription Friday night concerts. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30PM. There is a dress rehearsal the Thursday night before each Concert. Usually there are no rehearsals during summer months.
Auditions shall be by appointment.
Interested applicants should send a resume to Personnel Manager Susan A. Lazar.
Questions may also be directed to Susan A. Lazar at email@example.com
The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the following positions:
Section First Violin
Section Second Violin
Bass Trombone (.562 bore or larger)
Principal Trumpet: No scales or sight reading will be required for Principal Trumpet.
Required Solo: Any Trumpet Concerto, first movement only, NO CADENZA, please bring 3 copies for the judges
1. Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Trumpet 1 in B-flat
Movement I: Beginning to 6 measures after 
2. Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Trumpet 1 in C
Promenade: Beginning to 
Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuyle
3. Mendelssohn: Fingal's Cave:
Trumpet in D or Bb
5 before [B] through 4 after [C]
9 after [G] through 7 before [H]
4. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Trumpet 1 in D
Movement IV: [B] to 15 measures after [C]
5. Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Trumpet 1 in E
Movement IV: mm. 8-25
Percussionists may choose a solo on snare and a solo on timpani, xylophone, marimba, or piano.
All others, except harp (see below), repertoire includes your choice of a movement from a solo composition, major and minor scales, and orchestra excerpts (see below).
You must provide three copies of your selected solo for the judges. See IMSLP for excerpts.
First Violin: (choose three from the following)
Carl Maria von Weber, Overture to Der Freischutz: measures 145-176 (D to F) or 312 (M) - 336.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony #41: Finale, opening up to letter A.
Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite #1, Anitra's Dance: opening to first double bar.
Ludwig von Beethoven, Symphony #1: Andante cantabile con moto, measures
154 (E) - 182. Also last movement (Allegro molto e vivace), measures 6 - 30.
Second Violin: (only 2 excerpts required)
Beethoven Symphony 9: Mvt 4-- K through 18 before M http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usimg/e/e0/IMSLP19877-PMLP01585-Beethoven_Symphony_4_V2.pdf
Smetana Overture to Bartered Bride (for this edition a little more than 1st page as you will see)http://javanese.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/7/7c/IMSLP49011-PMLP33865-Smetana-BBOverture.Violin2.pdf
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 "Haffner": Finale
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5: Second mvt-- opening to bar 10, bar 49 to 59, bar 98 to 106, bar 114 to 123; Third mvt-- opening to bar 18, bar 52 to 74, bar 140 to 218
Brahms: Symphony No. 2: Second mvt: opening to bar 16
The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens
Symphony #8 (Unfinished) by Schubert
Symphony #2 by Sibelius (beginning of second movement, parts of movement IV)
Beethoven Symphony 9 mvt. IV measures 595-626
Berlioz Hungarian March bar before rehearsal # 4 to rehearsal #5
Rossini La Gazza Ladra
1. Two or three-minute solo: For example-- first movement exposition of Handel Harp Concerto in B-Flat Major; or first movement exposition of Mozart Concerto for flute and harp; or other composition of your choice from either the Baroque or Classical Period which demonstrates your precision, proficiency, and interpretative skills.
2. Four-octave ascending and descending melodic minor scale in one key, hands together.
3. Four-octave ascending and descending arpeggios in two keys, alternating hands. ie C, c, c?, C+, CM7, C7, Cm7, c ø7, c?7
4. Orchestral Cadenzas: from Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers; and Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol