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Placement auditions for CURRENT ISO MEMBERS for the 2019 – 2020 Concert Orchestra season will take place on:

Sunday April 7th, 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. 
Next seasons major work will be Schumann Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major Op. 97. 
Performances will be at Symphony Space, Long Island University, Brooklyn and Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Rehearsals will be from 4:30pm – 6:30pm – Location TBD
Barry Stern will continue as the conductor for the 2019 – 2020 season
Please fill out this FORM, including the $25 audition fee.

Audition Requirements

Scale Requirements:
Major and Minor keys up to Five Sharps and Flats. Strings: 3 octave scales with arpeggios Winds: 2 octave scales with arpeggios
Excerpts are from Schumann Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major Op. 97 Flute  Excerpt 1 (Pick up to mm. 9 until 32) Excerpt 2 (Pick up to B until measure 35) Oboe Excerpt 1 (Solo to 135) Excerpt 2 (Solo to downbeat of B) Clarinet Excerpt 1 (Solo to downbeat of D) Excerpt 2 (Solo to End) Bassoon Excerpt 1 (Full Excerpt) Excerpt 2 (Full Excerpt) French Horn Excerpt 1 (Full Excerpt) Excerpt 2 (Full Excerpt) Excerpt 3 (Full Excerpt) Excerpt 4 (Full Excerpt) Trumpet Excerpt 1 (Solo to m. 216) [NOTE: Trumpet in Eb] Excerpt 2 (mm. 383 to 390) [NOTE: Trumpet in Eb] Trombone Excerpt 1 (Full Excerpt) Trombone 3/Tuba Excerpt 1 (Opening until downbeat of Die Halben wie vorher die Viertel)  Violin (All excerpts are in brackets) Excerpt 1 Excerpt 2 Excerpt 3 Viola Excerpt 1 (Four Before D until F) Excerpt 2 (Opening until First Ending) Excerpt 3 (Four Before D until H) Cello Excerpt 1 (mm. 127 – 143 top divisi)  Excerpt 2 (Opening until measure 20) Excerpt 3 (mm. 260 – 273) Bass Excerpt 1 (Rehearsal B to Rehearsal D – including measure 34) Excerpt 2 (Opening to downbeat of measure 21) Excerpt 3 (Rehearsal D to G)