Placement Audition Excerpts

The files below are for LYSO faculty to print and create excerpts for placement auditions. They are all from Smetana's "The Moldau" which will be played in the fall LYSO concert.

People will only play the excerpts - no scales, no solos. Only select excerpts for the Italiano Orchestra. Don't make the excerpts real long - just a couple of minutes worth of playing. The entire audition should take no more than 5 minutes from one person to the next. What you did last year was perfect.

Here are the steps:

  1. Print, download, or view the parts for the section(s) you will be leading. These are all PDF files.

  2. Figure out which measures you will use for your placement auditions.

  3. Fill in the form at the bottom of this page OR email to me the instrument/parts that you are responsible for and the measure numbers that students will be playing.

If you prefer to print, circle, and scan or mail that's fine, too. Or you can call with the measures - my cell is 608 769-5363.


  • Please have your excerpts to me by Wednesday, August 12, or even sooner, if possible. I want to email all students at the same time so they all have the same amount of time to practice - once all excerpts are in, I'll email the students.

Please let me know if you have questions or problems with these at or call me on my cell at 769-5363.

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