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


Excerpt 1 (Pick up to mm. 9 until 32)

Excerpt 2 (Pick up to B until measure 35)


Excerpt 1 (Solo to 135)

Excerpt 2 (Solo to downbeat of B)


Excerpt 1 (Solo to downbeat of D)

Excerpt 2 (Solo to End)


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)


Excerpt 1 (Solo to m. 216) [NOTE: Trumpet in Eb]

Excerpt 2 (mm. 383 to 390) [NOTE: Trumpet in Eb]


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


Excerpt 1 (Four Before D until F)

Excerpt 2 (Opening until First Ending)

Excerpt 3 (Four Before D until H)


Excerpt 1 (mm. 127 – 143 top divisi) 

Excerpt 2 (Opening until measure 20)

Excerpt 3 (mm. 260 – 273)


Excerpt 1 (Rehearsal B to Rehearsal D – including measure 34)

Excerpt 2 (Opening to downbeat of measure 21)

Excerpt 3 (Rehearsal D to G)