Education

Virtual Mock Auditions

September 2020

Overview

We welcome college students and pre-professionals to test their skills and musicianship by submitting a Mock Audition for feedback from professional musicians of the U.S. Coast Guard Band.

We invite all brass, woodwind instruments, percussion, string bass, harp and soprano voice to submit an audio recording of no longer than 15 minutes.

 

Goals

     1. For Pre-professionals to receive feedback from professional musicians.

     2. For musicians auditioning to get practice and helpful tools for growth and winning a job.
 

Application

When filling in the Application Form please use private links via either Soundcloud (preferred) or YouTube for uploading audio (YouTube video for vocalists). Instructions for creating private links can be found HERE for Soundcloud and HERE for YouTube.


(APPLICATION FORM)
Please expect  2-3 weeks for feedback and response from the date of submitted Mock Audition materials.
 

Required Excerpts

  • Voice
    Sbmit a video recording of two selections of the singers choice.  One Aria and one Musical Theater piece. Contrast in style preferred.
  • Flute (.pdf)

    Symphony No. 4 by Johannes Brahms, Movement IV (m. 89 - m.105)
    Scherzo from Midsummer’s Night Dream by Felix Mendelssohn (12 before P to the end)
    Daphnis et Chloe (176 - 2 measures after 179)

  • Oboe (.pdf)

    Mozart Oboe Concerto First movement: mm. 32-76
    La Scala di Seta Overture: beg. - Reh. 3
    Brahms Violin Concerto mvt. 2: beg.- m. 32

  • Bassoon (.pdf)

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony 4, Mvt 2, M. 274-End of movement
    Ravel: Bolero, solo
    Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, M 139-171

  • Clarinet (.pdf)

    Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy, mvt 4. Brisk Young Sailor (all)
    Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, mvt 2, beginning to B (mm 1-23)
    Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream, beginning to B (mm 1-44)

  • Alto Saxophone (.pdf)

    Fillmore: Rolling Thunder, Top to fine, second endings
    Dahl: Sinfonietta, II: alto 1, A to two after B
    Grainger: Molly on the Shore, m. 27-99

  • Trumpet (.pdf)

    Hindemith Symphony in Bb, Mvt. I, Beginning to letter B
    Ives Variations on “America”, Var. V to downbeat of letter P
    Holst Second Suite in F, Mvt. 2, Cornet solo at letter A

  • Horn (.pdf)

    Brahms, Symphony 3, mvt. 3, horn 1 (F to m 110)
    Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel, horn 1 (m 6 – 1)
    Shostakovich, Symphony 5, mvt. 1 horn 1 (two after 17 – 21)

  • Trombone (.pdf)

    Berlioz: Hungarian March, trombone 2, bracketed section
    Mozart: Requiem, bracketed section
    Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries, bracketed section

  • Euphonium (.pdf)

    King: Melody Shop, all
    Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, Var. V, all
    Williams: The Cowboys, bracketed sections a, b, c, d

  • Tuba (.pdf)

    Holst: First Suite in Eb
    Sousa: Stars and Stripes
    Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale

  • Percussion (.pdf)

    Xylophone: Overture to Colas Bruegnon, rehearsal 9-13
    Snare drum: Peter and the Wolf, rehearsal 49 to 51
    Timpani: Beethoven, 7th Symphony, brackets between B and D

  • Harp (.pdf)

    Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Variation I and Fugue)
    Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique (Harp 1) Pages 1-4
    Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers (Cadenza only) Page 1 only

  • String Bass (.pdf)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67:  Movement III: Pick-up to measure 141 through m. 218 (no repeat)
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: Choral Movement IV: Measure 8 to the downbeat of m. 140 (reh. A)
    Mozart: Symphony No. 40: mvt. 1 pickup to mm. 115-138