Placement auditions for CURRENT ISO MEMBERS for the 2019 – 2020 Morningside & Carnegie Hill season will take place on:

Saturday April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Auditions will be held at the National Opera Center  (330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001) and there will be a warm up room provided. 
Performances will be at Symphony Space, Long Island University, Brooklyn and Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Rehearsals will be from 4:30pm – 5:45pm (Morningside) & 4:30pm – 6:00pm (Carnegie Hill) – Location TBD
Matt Rotjan & Steve Rochen will continue as the conductors for the 2019 – 2020 season
Please fill out this FORM, including the $25 audition fee.

Audition Requirements

Morningside

Scale Requirements:
One (1) octave scales in:
  • Strings: C, G, D, and F Major (recommended) (violins – 2 octave G scale suggested)
  • Winds/Brass: at least 3 major keys
Sight-Reading
Audition Piece:
Students should prepare the full work Sibelius Finlandia (Arr. Meyer) [parts below] for the audition. Finlandia – Flute Finlandia – Oboe Finlandia – Clarinet I Finlandia – Clarinet II Finlandia – Bass Clarinet Finlandia – Bassoon Finlandia – Alto Saxophone Finlandia – Horn Finlandia – Trumpet I Finlandia – Trumpet II Finlandia – Trombone Finlandia – Tuba Finlandia – Timpani Finlandia – Percussion Finlandia – Violin I Finlandia – Violin II Finlandia – Viola Finlandia – Cello Finlandia – Bass

Carnegie Hill

Scale Requirements
Major scales 1 & 2 sharps, 1 flat Violin, Viola, Cello: 2 octave scale Bass: 1 octave scale Woodwinds & Brass: 1 octave scale and 1 octave chromatic scale
Prepared Solo Piece
Excerpts
Excerpts are from Artemis Rising by Jeffery S. Bishop. All instrument parts are part 1, when split. Flute – Measures 17 – 33 Oboe – Measures 35 – 51 Clarinet – Measures 1 – 9 Bassoon – Measures 8 – 16 French Horn – Measures 40 – 45 Trumpet – Measures 15 – 23 Trombone – Measures 8 – 15 Tuba – Measures 8 – 15 Violin – Measures 15 – 27 Viola – Measure 15 – 27 Cello – Measures 8 – 16 Bass – Measures 8 – 16