ILMEA

2016 ILMEA District 7 Orchestra Audition Information

Audition Date
October 4, 2016

Audition Location
Wheeling High School (900 S. Elmhurst Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090)

Required Audition Materials

Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass

Supplemental Excerpts from Scheherazade, IV. Festival at Baghdad posted at: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5Nv1Vb7zgDZQ2ZYU2dHc0ZNQlU&usp=sharing

Notes on the Supplemental Excerpts:

  • There are 7 excerpts for violin, and only 6 excerpts for viola, cello, double bass.
  • Students should make sure to read and follow all notes listed on each page.
  • Please keep in mind that the bowings in these packets are not the official (guest conductor-approved) bowings we will be using at the November District festival. A set of festival parts will be provided for you on the night of auditions.

State-Required Excerpt posted at: http://ilmea.org/divisions/orchestra/senior-level-required-music/

ILMEA Scales (three octaves, two for bass, detache, qtr=120)

  • C,G,D,A,E,F,Bb Major
  • C, G Melodic Minor

    Download scales for ILMEA strings here

Sight-Reading

Harp

Required Excerpts

  • Nutcracker Suite No. 1 (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
  • Excerpt (ALL MEASURES LISTED BELOW ARE REQUIRED FOR AUDITION):
    • Waltz of the Flowers – Cadenza
      • Measures 1-32

Required Etude

  • Universal Method for the Harp (published by Carl Fischer)
    • #40 Moderato (ENTIRE ETUDE IS REQUIRED FOR AUDITION)
      • Required Tempo: Qtr Note = 80

Sight-Reading