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NEW YORK YOUTH SYMPHONY 2018-2019 AUDITIONS OBOE AND ENGLISH HORN Dear Applicant: Thank you for applying for the New York Youth Symphony! Below please find your audition excerpts. Note: It is not required to audition on English Horn, however demonstrating proficiency on English Horn will greatly increase your chances of being selected for the ensemble. It is highly recommended that you perform the English Horn excerpts in addition to the oboe excerpts, if able. Audition excerpts may be performed in any order you prefer. You may be asked to perform sight-reading excerpts, both melodic and rhythmic. You may also be asked to demonstrate various different basic techniques germane to your instrument, which may include knowledge of major and minor scales and/or bowing/tonguing techniques. Please bring solo repertoire with you, although note that due to time constraints, you may not be asked to perform your solo repertoire in your audition. In preparation for this audition, please place the highest priority on following excerpts. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Good luck! Michael Repper Music Director New York Youth Symphony

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Oboe and English Horn Audition RepertoireDear Applicant:
Thank you for applying for the New York Youth Symphony! Below please find your audition
excerpts. Note: It is not required to audition on English Horn, however demonstrating
proficiency on English Horn will greatly increase your chances of being selected for the
ensemble. It is highly recommended that you perform the English Horn excerpts in addition to
the oboe excerpts, if able.
Audition excerpts may be performed in any order you prefer.
You may be asked to perform sight-reading excerpts, both melodic and rhythmic. You may also
be asked to demonstrate various different basic techniques germane to your instrument, which
may include knowledge of major and minor scales and/or bowing/tonguing techniques.
Please bring solo repertoire with you, although note that due to time constraints, you may not
be asked to perform your solo repertoire in your audition. In preparation for this audition,
please place the highest priority on following excerpts.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Good luck!
Michael Repper
Music Director
1. BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances (No. 17): mm. 1 -> Reh. B
2. BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra Mvt. 2, mm. 25-45
3. BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra Mvt. 4, pickup to m. 62-75
4. BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra Mvt. 5, mm. 556-569
5. DVORAK: Symphony no. 9, Mvt. 2, mm. Reh. 4 -> Reh. 5
ENGLISH HORN (Optional)
1. DVORAK: Symphony no. 9, Mvt. 2, mm. Opening to Reh. 1
2. BORODIN: Polovtsian Dances (No. 17), P-Q
Q = 76
Q = 84
Q = 110; 8th = 220
Half Note = 72 Note: when it goes to 2/4, Half Note stays
at 72 (feel in 1)
Q = 64
English Horn Excerpt 2 (Optional) Polovtsian Dances #17, P-Q
Half Note = 76