Each year, Music House offers a workshop series designed to prepare college students and young professionals for success in their orchestral audition pursuits. The program includes lectures by acclaimed artists, repertory orchestra, and “Mock Auditions” adjudicated by Kensho Watanabe, Assistant Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
 

Repertory Orchestra

Repertory Orchestra: Four 2-hour rehearsal sessions with Maestro Watanabe and other guest conductors, working on intensive repertory exposure to works regularly found on major orchestral auditions, including: Mozart Symphony No. 39, Brahms Symphony No. 2, Dvořák Symphony No. 8, Strauss’ Don Juan, Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and other works.
 

Mock Auditions

If you anticipate participation in the mock auditions, please review the lists below for required audition repertoire by instrument.
(Note: you may choose any combination of the excerpts listed; you will not be expected to perform all of them.)

Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Trumpet

Trumpet mock auditions excerpts:

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - 1st movement
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major - 1st movement
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade - 4th movement
Stravinsky: Petrushka

Trumpet Excerpts PDF

French Horn
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Timpani