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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001095.txt from 1998/04

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Orchestra auditions
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 14:18:26 -0400

On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, Jonathan Cohler wrote:
> Here's the info I received:
> National Symphony Orchestra - Assistant/Second Clarinet Send a one-page
> resume to: David Bragunier, Personnel Manager National Symphony Orchestra
> Kennedy Center, Washington, DC 20566.
> Audition Hotline: 202-416-8145
> May 31 Prelim. Auditions June 1 - Semi-final and Final Rounds
> Solo Repertoire Mozart- Concerto Debussy- Rhapsodie
> First Clarinet Excerpts
> Beethoven: 6th Symphony Movt. I mm. 476-end Movt. II mm. 69-77
> Beethoven: 8th Symphony Movt. III: Trio
> Brahms: 3rd Symphony Movt.II 1-22
> Ginastera: Variations Concertante (this title was spoken in Spanish and I
> don't speak Spanish!!) Fourth Movt.
> Kodaly: Galanta Dances mm.31-91 mm. 571-578
> Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo - entire
> Mendelssohn 3rd Symphony 2nd movt.
> Prokofieff:Peter and Wolf Nervoso reh. 20
> Rimsky-Korsakov: Loctur (spelling??) reh. 2-5
> Sibelius - 1st Symphony Introduction: mm. 1-31 3rd movt.
> Resphigi Pines of Rome 3rd movt.
> 2nd Clarinet Excerpts
> Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra Movt. I mm. 174-187 Movt. II mm. 45-57
> Movt. II mm. 180-211
> Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo - Entire
> Shostakovich: 10th Symphony Movt. I: 7 after 56 to reh. 59
> Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony Movt. I mm.1-60 Movt. II mm. 182-184
> Movt. III mm. 28-56, 98-118
> Note, that it didn't ask for teacher recommendations or ANYTHING other than
> a one-page resume!

It is possible that Jonathan has misunderstood? The teacher
recommendation does not occur as a written event.........the teacher
impacts by picking up the telephone and calling the person he knows to try
to get the student considered. I have never seen a request for a teacher
recommendation for an orchestral audition!! (They might exist, I just have
never seen one). I don't understand the point of the last sentence above.

Roger Garrett

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