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College Auditions

Postby composed.in.water » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:18 pm

For part of my audition, I must choose 3 orchestral excerpts from the baxtresser book to perform. I don't know which ones would be best though. Any help?

Also, for my other options, this is what I chose(are they the right way to go?):
  • Two movements from a JS Bach Sonata - e minor movements 1 and 2
    First movement of a mozart concerto - Concerto no. 1 in G
    One Paris Conservatoire piece from the "Music by French Composers" book - Faure, Fantasie Op. 79
This is for auditions at UNCSA if that helps any.

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Re: College Auditions

Postby laurenkaye1995 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:18 pm

I don't actually have the Baxtresser book (finally ordered it and waiting to get it!) but I worked on a lot of excerpts in my lessons this last year. These are quite popular and I'm sure at least some of them are in the book. A few that my teacher had me work up were:

Beethoven Leonore Overture
Brahms 4
Mendelssohn Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Dvorak 8
Bizet Entr'acte from Carmen
Saint-Saems "Voliere" from Carnival of the Animals (Working on this right now and it's tough)

Also, I think your other repertoire choices are nice. They are appropriate for an audition and contrasting in style!

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Re: College Auditions

Postby Gandalfe » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:08 am

You might find this article interesting too: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Flute-2059/A ... Pieces.htm
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Re: College Auditions

Postby pied_piper » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:06 pm

Jennifer Cluff has some links to great audition information on her web site. One could even say it's a treasure trove.
http://www.jennifercluff.com/college.htm

Some particularly good ones are listed there including one article from Jeanne Baxtresser herself:
http://www.larrykrantz.com/audbaxtr.htm

... and some general ones about college audition preparation:
http://www.larrykrantz.com/audprep.htm
http://www.larrykrantz.com/entrance.htm

But, don't limit yourself to reading only the ones I listed above. There's a lot more there!!!
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