One of the best pieces of advice I received in my orchestral training was this, “Treat an orchestral audition as a solo recital of orchestral music.” On the following pages I attempt to outline a methodology for each orchestral excerpt. Hopefully, this will give you a musical plan for every note, which should be repeatable at any audition or jury. More updates to come in the near future.

Berlioz – Hungarian March

Prokofiev – Symphony 5, 1st mvmt. 

Respighi – Fountains of Rome

Wagner – Overture to Die Meistersinger

Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries