Audition Repertoire


  • One movement of a standard concerto
  • Two contrasting movements of a Bach sonata or partita or the Bach Chaconne


  • One movement of a standard concerto
  • Two contrasting movements of a violin sonata or cello suite by Bach


  • One movement of a standard cello concerto
  • Two contrasting movements of an unaccompanied suite by Bach


  • 1st movement of a classical concerto (either Vanhal in C or D, or Dittersdorf)


  • 1st movement of Bottesini Concerto #2


  • Brahms 2nd symphony (2nd movement - 2 before letter C to 2 before letter D; pickup to 9 before letter F to 4 after letter F) and (4th movement - 8 before letter L to 2 before letter M)
  • Tchaikovsky 6th symphony (3rd movement - pickup to 3 after letter H until letter K)
  • Mendelssohn 4th symphony (1st movement - 22 before letter C to 43 after letter C)
  • Mozart 39th symphony (1st movement - pickup to 16th bar of opening Allegro to letter C)


  • Mozart: G Major concerto, first movement (exposition)
  • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo (solo)
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, third movement (solo)
  • Stravinsky: Petrushka (cadenza)


  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, third movement (opening solo)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, third movement (40-48; 91-122, dotted half note = 108)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2, third movement solo (opening - 31)
  • Barret: Melody No. 18
  • Ferling: Etude No. 4 A minor 


  • Mozart:Clarinet Concerto - first movement exposition, second movement through cadenza
  • Brahms:Clarinet Quintet - first movement (opening to No. 1), and second movement (double bar after 1 through measure 5 after No. 4)
  • Stravinsky: No. 2 of the Three Pieces


  • Mozart: Concerto K. 191 (first movement exposition and second movement)
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro (recapitulation)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd movement final solo)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (second movement and cadenzas)
  • Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (opening)


  • Mozart: Concerto No. 2 or 4, first & second movement (expositions)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, second movement (solo)
  • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (opening solo) 


  • First movement of a solo sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
  • One movement of any large solo romantic work
  • Two contrasting movements of a major:
  • string/wind piano sonata, performing the work with instrumentalist


  • any other chamber work, performing the work with full ensemble