Ensemble auditions

Ensemble auditions

Ensemble auditions    14:41 on Tuesday, August 24, 2010          

(1 point)
Posted by ezacek

Hello all! I'm an incoming freshman at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and I'm auditioning on the flute to be a part of the Symphony Band (they're touring China in May!!). Just wondering if anyone has experience with the following pieces and what kind of advice they can offer in terms of style, tempos, articulations, misprints, etc.

1. Music for Prauge 1968 by Karel Husa (those rhythms in the flute solo are a doozy!)
2. Lincolnshire Posy (Mvt. 4) by Percy Grainger
3. The Mozart in G
4. The J.S. Bach Suite in b minor (the double section of the Polonaise and the Badinerie)
5. The Mendelssohn Scherzo
6. Shanghai Overture by Bright Sheng (although I'm not sure if this has been performed in the Western Hemisphere...)



Re: Ensemble auditions    15:28 on Tuesday, August 24, 2010          

(1743 points)
Posted by Patrick

that's quite a list...the main thing to remember is to bring out the character of each piece, exaggerate dynamics and articulations, don't play at the same tempo and show lots of color without a constant vibrato, especially when playing excerpts

Good Luck


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