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2014-2015 University Orchestra

The LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA a is an integral part of the campus community and is recognized as a premiere university orchestra in Riverside, CA. Students are trained by faculty that include members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as Hollywood studio musicians. The orchestra is composed primarily of music majors, certificate program students, and non-majors looking to balance their lifelong love of music with other academic pursuits. The orchestra is also open to community musicians and advanced high school students looking to further their study of orchestral literature.

The La Sierra University Orchestra performs a variety of repertoire, from full symphonic works to chamber music, operas, musicals, pops concerts, and both traditional and contemporary worship music. Auditions are held each fall at the beginning of the quarter, but ongoing auditions are held on an appointment basis.

Recent past performances have included a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a full production of The Sound of Music, Die Fledermaus, Fiddler on the Roof, and a tribute performance for Maestro Herbert Blomstedt. Recent guest conductors have included Scott Yoo, Tomaz Golka, Lesley Leighton, and Henry Shin.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

DEAN ANDERSON is currently completing his third season as the music director for the Dana Point Symphony. Additionally, he holds a faculty position at Fullerton College as music director for the Fullerton College Symphony, where he also teaches violin and viola. He is frequently engaged as an orchestra clinician and has worked with youth ensembles from across the United States.

He has been invited to guest conduct on numerous occasions and has led the Grumo Festival Orchestra (Grumo, Italy), Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Siam Sinfonietta (Bankgok, Thailand),Yakima Chamber Orchestra, Cerritos College Orchestra, and the Orange County Youth Symphony. In 2011, he was invited to guest conduct the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony in Vietnam and was the first American ever to conduct the orchestra professionally in Ho Chi Minh City.

His past positions as music director include the Orange County Symphony, the Columbia Civic Orchestra, the Missouri Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Stephens College Orchestra.

As a collaborative artist, he has participated in projects with the Chance Theater, Nouveau Chamber Ballet, the Anaheim Ballet, and conducted the recording session at Capitol Records of music by Kostas Christides and Minos Matsas for the full-length documentary on the life and work of Stan Lee entitled With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010).

Mr. Anderson studied violin and conducting at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he studied with John McLeod and Edward Dolbashian respectively. He has also participated in conducting master classes with such prominent teachers as Gustav Meier, Mark Gibson, Marin Alsop, Mihail Agafita, Don Thulean, Neal Stulberg and Lawrence Golan. Recently, he has been appointed the director of orchestral studies at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (STRINGS)

VIOLIN

Solos:
1st movement exposition from a Mozart Concerto and
A concerto or solo piece of your choice 

Excerpts:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., beg. to Trio – no repeat)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (3rd Mvt., ms. 99 – 114)

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., beg. to B)

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (4th Mvt., 8 bef. B to D)

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (2nd Mvt., beg. to m. 38 & 4th Mvt., beg. to m. 78)

http://lasierra.edu/fileadmin/documents/music/2014-2015_Audition_Excerpts/VIOLIN_Excerpts/IMSLP37994-PMLP01617-Brahms-Op098.Violin1.pdfVIOLA

Solos:
One movement of solo Bach (no repeats) and
A standard repertoire concerto movement

Excerpts:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (2nd Mvt., beg. to C)

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (1 to 4)

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., E to G, L to M)

Brahms: Haydn Variations (Vars. V & VII)

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)

CELLO

Solos:
One movement of solo Bach (no repeats) and
A standard repertoire concerto movement

Excerpts:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (2nd Mvt., beg. to C)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (3rd Mvt., Trio)

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2nd Mvt., beg. to A)

Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Overture - beg. to A – play top line of divisi)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., 21 bef. A to A)

BASS

Solos:
One movement of solo Bach (no repeats) and
A standard repertoire concerto movement

Excerpts:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (3rd Mvt., beg. to 5 aft. A & Trio to 23 aft. B)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (4th Mvt., beg. to A)

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (1st Mvt., E to F)

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., solo)

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 (4th Mvt., ms. 134 to 181)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (WIND & PERCUSSION)

(WINDS AND BRASS NEED TO ONLY AUDITION ONCE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH WIND ENSEMBLE & ORCHESTRA)

Wind & Percussion Studies

  1. FLUTE

    Solos:
    Mozart Concerto in G or D (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (beg. to m. 25 & ms. 328-360)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (4th Mvt., 13 aft. D to 8 bef. E)

    Debussy: Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune (opening & 2-3)

    Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 (4th Mvt., 8 bef. D to E)

    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)

    OBOE

    Solos:
    Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (3rd Mvt., ms. 63 to 106)

    Brahms: Violin Concerto (2nd Mvt., beg. to m. 32)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., 9 aft. A & 2nd Mvt., beg. to A)

    Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt., 17 to 19 & 34 to 35)

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., A – D)

    CLARINET

    Solos:
    Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., F to 7 bef. G)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (2nd Mvt., D to E)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (3rd Mvt., Trio)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., beg. to B)

    Debussy: Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune (3 to 4 & 6 to 5 ms. aft. 7)

    BASSOON

    Solos:
    Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (5th Mvt., 8 ms. after 63 to 4 ms. after 64)

    Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro (ms. 139 – 171)

    Ravel: Boléro (2 to 3)

    Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (3rd Mvt., 14 to 16)

    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt., m. 5 to A & L to M)

    HORN

    Solos:
    1st movement exposition from a Mozart Concerto and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., Trio [2nd horn])

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (3rd Mvt., ms. 82-98 [4th horn])

    Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., F to G)

    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., 13 – 15 [2nd Horn])

    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Nocturne)

  2. TRUMPET

    Solos:
    Haydn Concerto (1st and 2nd movement expositions) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Bizet: Carmen (Prélude, Andante moderato to end)

    Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., beg. to 6 aft. 1)

    Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade, beg. to 2)

    Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (1st Mvt., 2 to 3 & 36 to end)

    Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (1st Mvt., first 13 bars [1st & 2nd tpts.])


    TROMBONE

    Solos:
    Standard repertoire concerto movement and
    A concerto or solo of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., 13-17)

    Mozart: Requiem (Tuba Mirum)

    Ravel: Boléro (10 to 11)

    Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra (3 to 4 & 7 to 8)

    Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 (Q – 2 ms. after S)


    BASS TROMBONE

    Solos:
    J.S. Bach: Sarabande from Suite No. 5 for Cello and
    A solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Haydn: The Creation (No. 26, beg. to C)

    Respighi: Fontane di Roma (11 to 14)

    Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra (ms. 115 to 132 & ms. 433 – 442)

    Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt., beg. to 13 aft. A)

    Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser (A to B)


    TUBA

    Solos:
    Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba (1st Mvt. exposition and cadenza) and 
    A solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Berlioz: Overture to Le Corsaire (5 to 6 & 12 to 13)

    Respighi: Fontane di Roma (11 to 14)

    Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (37 to 38)

    Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger (J to L)


    HARP

    Solos:
    Mozart: Concerto for flute and harp (1st Mvt. exposition)
    OR Händel: Concerto in B-flat (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt., ms. 42-58)

    Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Un Bal)

    Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino


    TIMPANI

    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt., ms. 42-51)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., A to D.C. & 4th Mvt., 18 bef. E to end)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (1st Mvt., 20 bef. C to 2 aft. C & 4th Mvt., 7 bef. K to end)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1st Mvt., beg. to A & 18 bef. S to end)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., beg. to C & 4th Mvt., 9 aft. Q to end)


    PERCUSSION

    Marimba

    J.S. Bach: Solo of your choice (2 or 4 mallets)


    Xylophone

    Stravinsky: The Firebird (127 to 133)


    Glockenspiel

    Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt.)

    Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (17 to 20 & 22 to 24)

    Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite (Waltz [No. 5])


    Snare Drum

    Prokofiev: Lt. Kijé Suite (1st Mvt., 1 to 2 & 13 to end)

    Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol (4th Mvt., beg. to M)

    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (3rd Mvt., D to G & 4th Mvt., M to U)


    Bass Drum

    Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., 1 to 4)

    Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (72 to end of Part I)


    Cymbals

    Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (S to T)

    Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (3rd Mvt., 32 to 33)


    Tambourine

    Bizet: Carmen (Aragonaise & Danse Bohème)

    Dvorák: Carnival Overture (beg. to C & 8 bef. U to end)


    Triangle

    Bizet: Carmen (Danse Bohème)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (3rd Mvt., I to end)

    Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 (E to H)