2013 AUDITION RESULTS
The audition tour for the 2013 National Repertory Orchestra are now closed. Audition results will be sent to all applicants by March 11, 2013. Please be sure to check your spam folder. For any audition inquiries please email email@example.com. For future audition applications please find information below.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & FAQ's
Founded in 1960, the the National Repertory Orchestra is a preeminent intensive fellowship that equips young musicians for orchestral music careers while providing the highest-level of musical experience for all stakeholders. We are Nurturing the Future of Music. Musicians selected during the 2013 auditions will be provided with a tuition-free orchestral internship that affords its members the opportunity to perform extensive repertoire during the eight-week season. Coaching, master classes, career development seminars and chamber music supplement the orchestral experience. Orchestra members are provided a modest food allowance as well as room and board in historic Breckenridge, Colorado.
2013 Festival Dates: Sunday, June 9 - Sunday, August 4
AUDITION TIME NOTIFICATION
Audition times will be emailed approximately 2 weeks prior to your audition date. While we try our best to honor requested audition times please understand that this is not always possible. If you have an extenuating circumstance and must audition during a specific time frame please contact the NRO office prior to registering. The NRO has a strict no refund policy. Please make sure to check your spam folder for audition times.
There is an application fee of $65 for those registering by December 31 and of $75 for those registering after December 31.
Applications without proper payment will NOT be processed. You will be notified of your audition time by E-Mail. Should you have any questions regarding your audition please contact the National Repertory Orchestra office at (970) 453-5825.
Application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE
Walk-in auditions are accepted based on available audition times and the facilty's security policy. Please note that you must bring proper payment and a completed application form in order to audition.
It is highly recommended that you contact the NRO Office if you plan to do a walk-in as walk-ins are not permitted at all locations.
All applicants must be 18 through 28 years of age and completed at least one year of college, university, or conservatory by June 9, 2013. Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussionists are only eligible to participate in the National Repertory Orchestra for one summer season. String players may reaudition and are eligible to particpate in two summer seasons.
Absolutely NO AUDITION TAPES will be accepted. When audition times are available, walk-ins will be accepted with presentation of the application and application fee. An application may be completed at that time.
All auditions will be heard in person.
No accompaniment is to be used.
Audition repertoire requirements are located on the excerpt page.
TIMPANI AND PERCUSSION AUDITIONS
Musicians may only audition on Timpani OR Percussion. Timpani auditions are held ONLY in Chicago, Cleveland and New York City. Percussion auditions are held in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and New York City. Please check the audition schedule carefully in order to choose an appropriate site. Timpani, Xylophone, 4.3 Octave Marimba, Bells and Snare will be provided for the audition.
The NRO does not provide a harp for auditions. Accepted harpist must provide and transport for his/her harp to Breckenridge. If harpist is unable to transport his/her harp to off site rehearsals and concerts while in Breckenridge he/she must provide a hard travel case in order for the NRO production crew to transport it.
For piano auditions please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registering in order to ensure that the audition location can accommodate piano auditions.
As part of the NRO's program Music Director Carl Topilow features NRO musicians in solo performances with the orchestra throughout the season.
NRO members are afforded the opportunity to perform and coach in programs of chamber music both at the Riverwalk Center and in other venues in and around Breckenridge.
Representatives from various orchestras regularly visit Breckenridge during the summer offering the opportunity for NRO musicians to audition.
The NRO engages several clinicians throughout the summer to conduct master classes and workshops. Prominent guest conductors complement the NRO's intense orchestral fellowship. NRO musicians work with outstanding instrumentalists and conductors, all of whose efforts significantly enhance the NRO experience.
Past master class musicians have hailed from:
- Cleveland Orchestra
- Colorado Symphony
- Dallas Symphony
- Houston Symphony
- New York Philharmonic
- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
- Philadelphia Orchestra
The NRO Career Perspective Program
In addition to providing an intense and rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule for its participants, the NRO has made substantial efforts to provide vital educational experiences. A generous foundation grant has made possible the inclusion of master classes, mock auditions and other pertinent activities in the NRO experience. Efforts have been made to provide sessions that deal with the "whole musician", and specifically with the issues of career strategies and perspectives. Toward this end, the NRO has initiated a series of presentations that deal with categories ranging from the philosophical to "nuts and bolts" survival information. The offerings will include but are not limited, but not be limited to:
- Musician health and injury prevention
- Financial planning for musicians
- The changing role of the musician in American orchestras
- Musician as an effective advocate/educator in outreach situations
- Preparing for the successful audition and contract negotiation
These presentations utilize the expertise of special guests as well as professionals involved with the NRO.
2013 Partial Repertoire List
Beethoven, Symphony No.2
Berlioz, Harold in Italy
Brahms, Symphony No.3
Kodaly, Hary Janos Suite
Mahler, Symphony No.6 (4th Movement)
Rachmaninoff, Symphony No.2
Respighi, Roman Festivals
Schumann, Symphony No.2
Shostakovich, Symphony No.1
Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel
Stravinsky, Petrouchka (1947)
2013 Audition Schedule
All applicants must audition at one of the following sites. The NRO does not accept taped auditions.
ANN ARBOR, MI CLOSED
University of Michigan: Sat. Jan. 26 & Sun. Jan. 27, 2013
ATLANTA, GA CLOSED
Woodruff Arts Center: Fri. Feb. 1, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD CLOSED
Peabody Institute of Music: Fri. Feb. 8, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, IN CLOSED
Indiana University: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013
BOSTON, MA CLOSED
New England Conservatory: Mon. Jan. 28 & Tues. Jan. 29, 2013
(Note: Percussion Auditions Available Tues. Jan. 29 - Morning)
BOULDER, CO CLOSED
University of Colorado Boulder: Sat. Feb. 9, 2013
CHICAGO, IL CLOSED
Roosevelt University: Mon. Feb. 11, 2013
(Note: Timpani & Percussion Auditions Available - Afternoon)
Music Institute of Chicago: Tues. Feb. 12, 2013
CLEVELAND, OH CLOSED
Cleveland Institute of Music: Wed. Feb. 13, Thurs. Feb. 14, & Fri. Feb. 15, 2013
(Note: Timpani & Percussion Auditions Available - Wed. Feb. 13th Evening)
DALLAS, TX CLOSED
Southern Methodist University: Sun. Feb. 3, 2013
DENVER, CO CLOSED
University of Denver: Sat. Jan. 26, 2013
HOUSTON, TX CLOSED
Rice University: Sat. Feb. 2, 2013
PERCUSSION ONLY: Sun. Feb. 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA CLOSED
University of Southern California: Sat. Feb. 2 & Sun. Feb. 3, 2013
PERCUSSION ONLY: Fri. Feb. 1, 2013 (evening)
NEW YORK, NY CLOSED
Nola Studios: Mon. Feb 18 & Wed. Feb 20, 2013
Ayers Percussion: Tues. Feb. 19, 2013
(Note: Timpani & Percussion Auditions Available)
PHOENIX, AZ CLOSED
Arizona State University: Sat. Jan. 26, 2013
Duquesne University: Sun. Feb. 3, 2013 (winds & brass only) CLOSED
Carnegie Mellon University: Fri. Feb. 15, 2013 (evening - strings only) CLOSED
ROCHESTER, NY CLOSED
Eastman School of Music: Sat. Feb. 9 & Sun. Feb. 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, CA CLOSED
San Francisco Conservatory: Mon. Feb. 4 & Wed. Feb. 6, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, FL CLOSED
Florida State University: Sun. Feb. 10, 2013
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME LOCATIONS HAVE SEVERAL DAYS OF AUDITIONS SCHEDULED. DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ONE DAY COULD BE CANCELLED IF THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS IS LOWER THAN EXPECTED. IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC DATE OR TIME REQUEST PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com BEFORE REGISTERING.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ACCEPTED MUSICIANS ASIDE FROM PERCUSSIONISTS AND PIANISTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE AND TRANSPORT THEIR OWN INSTRUMENT TO BRECKENRIDGE. ANY HARPIST WHO IS UNABLE TO TRANSPORT HIS/HER HARP TO OFF SITE REHEARSALS AND CONCERTS WHILE IN BRECKENRIDGE MUST PROVIDE A HARD TRAVEL CASE IN ORDER FOR THE NRO CREW TO TRANSPORT IT.
2013 Audition Excerpt List
SOLO OF CHOICE
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt: measure 3 to Letter B)
STRAUSS: Don Juan (Beginning to 9 measures before Letter D)
PLEASE PLAY ONE OF THE TWO LISTED BELOW, EITHER RIMSKY-KORSAKOV OR STRAUSS
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade (Two of the cadenzas, from two different movements)
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (3 measures after #30 to #32)
SOLO OF CHOICE
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture (3 measures after #1 with pickup to 8 measures after #3)
BRAHMS: Haydn Variations (Variation V - complete)
STRAUSS: Don Quixote (Solo Part: 6 measures after #29 to 2 measures before #34)
SOLO OF CHOICE
DEBUSSY: La Mer (2 measures before #9 to 6 measures after #9, top line of divisi)
ROSSINI: William Tell Overture (Opening Solo)
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (Beginning through #5)
One movement from one of the following concertos:
KOUSSEVITSKY, BOTTESINI, DITTERSDORF, DRAGONETTI, or VANHAL
GINASTERA: Variaciones Concertantes (bass variation)
HAYDN: Symphony #31 (4th Mvt: solo, variation 7, with repeats)
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (#9 to 5 measures after #12)
NOTE: No piccolo asked at the audition, but all flutists chosen will play piccolo.
MOZART: Flute Concerto in G or D
(1st Mvt: exposition plus cadenza; 2nd Mvt: first 9 measures of solo (G major), first 16 measures of solo (D major))
BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt: pick-up to measure 140 through the cadenza)
RAVEL: Daphnis and Chloe (Suite No. 2 - #176 to #179)
STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite (Variation of the Firebird)
MOZART: Oboe Concerto (1st Mvt: exposition plus cadenza)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt: Letter A to Letter B, 8 measures before Letter D to Letter D)
ROSSINI: La Scala di Seta (Adagio and Allegro solos)
ST. SAENS: Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah (cadenza)
ENGLISH HORN (Optional): one excerpt of choice, replacing St. Saens
MOZART: Clarinet Concerto (1st Mvt: exposition plus cadenza)
KODALY: Dances from Galanta (Measures 31 to 65)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade (3rd Mvt: Letter G to Letter H)
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite (Variation of the Firebird)
BASS CLARINET (Optional): one excerpt of choice, replacing Rimsky-Korsakov
MOZART: Bassoon Concerto
(1st Mvt: first 37 measures of the solo; 1st Mvt: cadenza; 2nd Mvt: first 14 measures of the solo part; 3rd Mvt: measures 59-80)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt: measure 5 to Letter A, cadenzas)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt: last 31 measures)
CONTRABASSON (Optional): one excerpt of choice, replacing Tchaikovsky
STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No. 1 (1st Mvt.)
MENDELSSOHN: Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Opening Solo)
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (Measures 1 to 16)
WEBER: Overture to Der Freischutz (4th horn - measures 10 to 25)
HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto (1st Mvt., including cadenza)
COPLAND: An Outdoor Overture (measures 16 to 34)
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G (1st Mvt: #2 to #3, #36 to the end)
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (Ballerina’s Dance)
DAVID: Concertino (1st Mvt.)
RAVEL: Bolero (solo)
TOMASI: Fanfares Liturgiques (2nd Mvt: Evangile: cadenza)
ROSSINI: William Tell Overture (storm scene)
BACH: Sarabande from Suite No. 5 (no repeats)
FRANK: Symphony in D minor (3rd Mvt: measures 262 -280 (Letter N for 18 measures))
KODALY: Hary Janos Suite (The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon: 5 measures after #5 to 10 measures after #6)
RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome (#12 to 2 measures after #14; 4 measures before #15 to Largamente for 1 measure)
ROSSINI: William Tell Overture (storm scene)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Tuba Concerto (1st Mvt., including cadenza)
BERLIOZ: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini (#16 to 5 measures after #19)
GERSHWIN: American in Paris (#67 - #68)
RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome (#11 to #14; 13 measures after #14 to Largamente for 10 measures)
HANDEL: Harp Concerto (1st Mvt, no repeats)
BRITTEN: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Harp Variation)
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (without cadenza)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol (Letter S for 12 measures)
DELECLOUSE: Etudes for Timpani (Etude #9 (entire))
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 (1st Mvt: measure 513 to the end)
HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphoses
(2nd Mvt: 5 measures after Letter S to Letter T; 2nd Mvt. 5 measures after Letter V to 8 measures after Letter W)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 (1st Mvt: 2 measures before Letter T to 3 measures before Letter U)
UNACCOMPANIED BACH: one movement from solo Partitas or solo Sonatas for violin or cello (no lute suites or inventions)
HANDEL: Bouree in G (measures 1 - 32) (click here to download)
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring (6 measures after #48 to 4 measures after #49)
GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess (Opening)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty (measures 144 to 176)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade (excerpts from 3rd and 4th movement as requested)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1 (2nd Mvt: 2 measures before #18 to #22)
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka, 1947 version (#82 - #91 and #102 - #108)