STRING APPRENTICE PROGRAM
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School The Commons Building (Building #24) 375 Lexington St. Waltham, MA
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THE PROGRAM PROVIDES
Mentoring from section principal
Practice/fingering tips and techniques
Exposure to advanced and diverse repertoire
A chance to sit at the principal desk for a rehearsal
Understanding what is required of a player to work in a professional symphony: Preparation, Etiquette, Professionalism
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Massachusetts school (public or private), and must not have graduated from H.S.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in private lessons
Applicants should be advanced players of conservatory caliber
2 Letters of recommendation (one from your current private instructor)
$30 Non-refundable application fee
Concerto of the applicants choice, including two contrasting movements
3 Required orchestral excerpts of diverse style (See Below)
REQUIRED AUDITION EXCERPTS
Should you have difficulty locating excerpts, they can be found on the IMSLP website. Please adhere to copyright laws and restrictions as posted on that site. Links have been provided below for study purposes only.
Brahms Symphony No. 1, mvt 2, 5 before Letter A - Letter B (mm.22-39)
Mozart Symphony 39, mvt. I, Letter A - bar before letter C (mm. 54-96)
Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo, first entrance (bar 17) - 7 after D
Beethoven Symphony No 5, mvt. 2, beginning - measure 37
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, mvt. 1, mm 19-50 (top part)
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, mvt 2, mm 202-229
Mozart Symphony No. 40, mvt. 1, mm. 115-138
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, mvt. 2, mm. 21-42
Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo, Letter N - O
Beethoven Symphony No. 5, mvt. 3, m. 141 - pick-up m. 177 (without repeat)
Brahms Symphony No. 4, mvt. 1, mm. 55-80
Attendance at 75% of rehearsal (exemption permitted for school obligations on a case-by-case basis)
Attendance at all concerts
Preparation of music prior to rehearsal