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Cadet Messages

  1. No Seating Auditions for Spring Quarter
  2. Appalachian Hymn – new music, handed out 4/22


How we do Seating Auditions:

  • auditions are optional
  • in-person only during rehearsal on Monday, 10/23
  • After seating auditions, there is no “ranking”. We select the leadership chairs first, then balance the remaining section chairs and rows based on ability so that the back of the orchestra is as strong as the front.

Why do we do offer seating auditions?

  • seating auditions are intended to select Principal and Assistant Principal players. These musicians are the leaders in our orchestra and must demonstrate the highest level of individual musical skill, ensemble playing, and model excellent behavior during rehearsals and performances. It is a big responsibility!

Winter/Spring* Quarter Seating Audition Excerpts:

  • Violin 1: Mi Caballito, m.13 – 29; Apollo Dance, m.29 – 57
  • Violin 2: Mi Caballito, m.13 – 24 and m.57 – End; Apollo Scherzo, m.14 – 31; Apollo Dance, m.41 – 56
  • Viola: Mi Caballito, m.17 – 29 and m.41 – 48; Apollo Waltz, m.9 – 25; Apollo Scherzo, m.45 – 48
  • Cello: Mi Caballito, m.21 – 28 and m.41 – 48; Apollo Waltz, m.25 – 40, Apollo Dance m.37 – 48

*There is no seating audition in Spring Quarter


Apollo Suite: (I) Prelude, h = 96; (II) Waltz, q = 152; (III) Scherzo, q= 120; (IV) Dance, q = 120

Mi Caballito, q = 138

Mi Caballito

Prelude and Fugue

Mahler’s Mysterious March

A Vikings Tale



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