Principal Percussion

Principal Percussion C+ Contract

Auditions will be held Thursday, May 26, 2022

 

Principal Percussion C+ Contract Information


The CSO currently performs 7 Masterworks concerts, 5 Pops concerts, in addition to other concerts throughout Chattanooga and the surrounding area. Employment to begin September of 2022.

 
$133.98 per-service, 65 service minimum guarantee.


5.5% AFM Pension and Travel reimbursement when applicable.

Applicants should send a one-page resume to auditions@chattanoogasymphony.org.


Auditions will be in Chattanooga on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Check-in will begin at 8:30am with auditions beginning approximately at 9:30am. Individual warm-up rooms will be made available at least 15 minutes prior to each candidate’s audition time. Lots will be drawn to determine the order that candidates will audition. All preliminary rounds will be screened, but the audition committee reserves the right to remove the screen for the final round. The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate at any point during his/her audition. Music will not be made available prior to the audition, but music will be available at the audition.

 

PRINCIPAL PERCUSSION AUDITION REPERTOIRE, MAY 2022


MARIMBA SOLO
Choose any one of the following movements by J.S. Bach. Do not take repeats. You may
transpose at the octave if
desired or necessary.
● Suite in E minor, BWV 996 Allemande
● Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001 Fuga (mm. 1–55 only)
● Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001 Siciliana
● Partita in B minor, BWV 1002 Tempo di Borea
● Partita in E major, BWV 1006 Gavotte en rondeau


SNARE DRUM SOLO
Delecluse No. 6 from 12 Etudes for Snare Drum


SNARE DRUM
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra Mvt. 2: mm. 1–9
Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite Mvt. 1: 1–2, 13 – end
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol Mvt. 3: beginning – H
Mvt. 4: beginning – 10 after L
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Mvt. 3: D–G
Mvt. 4: 4 before N – U
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10, Mvt. 2: 98-end


XYLOPHONE
Gershwin Porgy and Bess, Introduction mm. 1–18
Kodaly Hary Janos Suite Mvt. 6: beginning – 1
Messiaen Exotic Birds 6–7
Schuman Symphony No. 3, Part 2 (Toccata) mm. 230–244
Stravinsky The Firebird (Complete Ballet, 1910) 46–48, 127–133


GLOCKENSPIEL
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 17–24
Mozart The Magic Flute Act I Finale (top staff)
Respighi Pines of Rome Mvt. 1:Beginning – 3, 7 – end
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite No. 5, Valse


VIBRAPHONE
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story mm. 567–577, mm. 620–631


TAMBOURINE
Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1, No. 1a (Aragonaise) beg. – 17 aft. B, E – end
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Mvt. 4 10–11
Dvořák Carnival Overture beginning – C, Q – end
Stravinsky Petrouchka (1947) 201–206
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet), Act 2 12d. Trépak: 35–end


TRIANGLE
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet), Act 1 Overture: 6–7
Demonstration of strokes and rolls at various dynamics


BASS DRUM
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Mvt. 4: 16 after H – end


CYMBALS
Dvořák Scherzo Capriccioso Q – end
Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain S–T
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 32 – “Allegro scherzando”
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture 2 before O – P
18 after S – U


SIGHT READING MAY BE REQUESTED ON ANY INSTRUMENT