Apprentice Female Dancer (2014-15 Season)

Milwaukee Ballet is looking for an apprentice female dancer for the 2014-15 season.

Please send full resume and photograph with online link or DVD showing recent classical and contemporary work to auditions@milwaukeeballet.org. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes. Please note materials submitted will not be returned.
Successful applicants will be invited to attend company class.

Qualified applicants may obtain more information by calling (414) 643-7677, options 7, 1. Auditions are by invitation only.

Milwaukee Ballet is an AGMA company offering contracts of up to 31 weeks with benefits.

Horn Auditions

The Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra announces an audition for the positions of Horn 3 and Horn 4.  The audition schedule and repertoire are given below:

Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014    Time: 10:00 AM
Location: TBD

Auditioning for
Horn 3, Tenured Track Position
Horn 4, Tenured Track Position

This audition is for two (2) tenured track positions in the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra (MBO). This audition is intended to fill all positions currently filled by substitutes. Musicians who wish to become members of the orchestra should be aware of the following clause in the Master Agreement between Milwaukee Ballet and the Milwaukee Musician's Association, Local 8.  The management of the Milwaukee Ballet will comply with this clause in its hiring decisions.

Article 7 - AUDITION PROCEDURE
7.16 - If two musicians are equally qualified, preference shall be given to the local musician.  The term local musician means a person who is a permanent resident of the Milwaukee area.  The Milwaukee area means Milwaukee and any community within a radius of fifty (50) miles of Milwaukee.

The winning candidate will be hired and compensated in accordance with the Master Agreement between AFM Local 8 and the Milwaukee Ballet.  Current minimum rates of compensation are: $75.09 per rehearsal; $103.08 per performance; 5.45% AFM-EP.

It is possible a winner will not be selected at the audition. It is also possible that finalists may be chosen who will be asked to play one or more performances during the season, and winners will be selected from among the finalists at the end of the season.  If you have any questions, please contact Lori Babinec at the address and phone number/e-mail given below.

Highly qualified candidates should send a one-page resume by October 10, 2014 to: lbabinec@milwaukeeballet.org

A deposit is due October 10, 2014.

A deposit of $50.00 is due by October 10, 2014, payable to the Milwaukee Ballet and sent to the attention of Lori Babinec at the address below, to secure your spot. Your deposit check will be returned when you arrive at the audition. Deposit check will not be returned if you do not show up at the audition or if you cancel after Friday October 17, 2014.

Lori Babinec, Orchestra Manager    Phone: (414) 902-2122
Milwaukee Ballet    E-mail: lbabinec@milwaukeeballet.org
504 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204    
 


REPERTOIRE
Items marked with an asterisk (*) are provided in the PDF file.
The rest of the excerpts are the responsibility of the auditioner.

Solo
Mozart         Horn Concerto No. 2 or 4     1st movement exposition.

Excerpts:

Horn 3 part Stravinsky Firebird Infernal Dance
Horn 3 part *Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker No. 8-Opening Solo
Horn 3 part Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 1st movement
Horn 3 part Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 2nd  and 3rd  movements
Horn 3 & 4 parts Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Excerpts from Suite I and Suite II
Horn 4 part Beethoven Symphony No. 9 3rd movement
Horn 4 part Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 No. 3-Scherzo

 

Substitute/Extra Audition Repertoire

MILWAUKEE BALLET ORCHESTRA
Substitute/Extra Audition Repertoire


NEXT SCHEDULED AUDITION DATE/TIME
SATURDAY, October 25, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Applications due by October 10, 2014
Deposit due by October 10, 2014

The Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra Substitute auditions are held yearly in the fall. Highly qualified candidates should send a one-page resume by October 10, 2014 to: lbabinec@milwaukeeballet.org  A deposit of $50.00 is due by October 10, 2014, payable to the Milwaukee Ballet and sent to the attention of Lori Babinec at the address below, to secure a spot.

Approximately one week before the audition, you will be given an hour window in which your audition will take place. Auditions are held at the Milwaukee Ballet Studios, 504 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, WI  53204.  We schedule four to six auditions per hour. You should arrive within the half-hour before your assigned hour. Your order within the hour will be determined by the order of arrival.  If you have a preferred audition time, please let us know – we will accommodate your request if we can. Your deposit check will be returned when you arrive at the audition. Deposit check will not be returned if you do not show up at the audition or if you cancel after Friday October 17, 2014.

Once you are accepted to be on the substitute list, your name will remain on the list indefinitely, UNLESS you have moved and not given us a change of address and phone number, in which case your name may be removed from the list. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CALLED, however, if you have not been called in two or three years, or if you feel there has been a significant improvement in your playing, it would be in your best interests to audition again.  If you have any further questions, please call, e-mail or write the address immediately below.

Lori Babinec, Orchestra Manager    Phone: (414) 902-2122
Milwaukee Ballet    E-mail: lbabinec@milwaukeeballet.org
504 W. National Ave.                                                                                 
Milwaukee, WI 53204 
     

Excerpts marked with an asterisk (*) are available by request.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________  
Violin
Mozart         Concerto No. 3, 4, or 5 (choose one) 1st Mvmt
Mendelssohn     Sym. No. 3, Mvmt. II (Vivace 2/4), and Mvmt. III (Adagio 2/4)
Mozart         Symphony No. 41, Mvmt. IV
R. Strauss     Don Juan, First Page
Tchaikovsky     Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. I
*Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker-Overture (outside divisi)

Viola
Stamitz        First Movement Exposition
Mozart         Symphony No. 41, Mvmt. IV
R. Strauss     Don Juan
Tchaikovsky     Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. I
*Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker-Overture
*Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker-No. 4

Cello
Boccherini/Grutzmacher Cello Concerto in Bb
            1st Mvmt. Exposition
Brahms         Symphony No. 2, slow movement    
*Prokofiev     Romeo and Juliet, No. 28-Romeo at Friar Laurence’s Cell
Mendelssohn    A Midsummer Nights Dream, Scherzo
Tchaikovsky     Serenade for Strings, Mvmt. I
*Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker, No. 14-Pas de Deux

Bass
Bach, J. S.    Bouree I and II
            Third Cello Suite, C Major
            Transposed to G Major        
Beethoven     Symphony No. 9, Mvmt. IV, Recitative
Mahler         Symphony No. 1, Mvmt. II
Mozart         Symphony No. 41, Mvmt. IV
*Prokofiev     Romeo and Juliet Tomb solo
Stravinsky     Pulcinella (solo)

Flute
Mozart        G Major Concerto, 1st Mvmt.
Brahms        Symphony No. 4, 4th movement, Flute 1
Mendelssohn    A Midsummer Nights Dream, Scherzo, Flute 1
Smetana        The Moldau, Flute 2
Ravel        Daphnis & Chloe, Flute 2
Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker, Chinese Dance, Flute 1

Piccolo
Flute repertoire above, plus:
Ravel        Mother Goose Suite
*Delibes        Coppélia
Tchaikovsky    Symphony No. 4,
3rd & 4th movements
Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker, Chinese Dance

Oboe
Mozart        Oboe Concerto or Oboe Quartet (choose one) 1st Mvmt.
Bizet         Symphony in C, Mvmt. 2 (solo)
Mendelssohn     Symphony No. 3 ("Scotch"), Mvmts. II and III (Scherzo and Adagio)
Rossini         La Scala de Seta
Strauss         Don Juan (solo)
*Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet Suite Nos. 1 & 2

English Horn
Oboe list above, plus:
Berlioz         Roman Carnival Overture (solo)
Dvorak         Symphony No. 9 ("New World"), Mvmt. II
Rossini         William Tell Overture

Clarinet
Mozart        Clarinet Concerto 1st Mvmt.
Mendelssohn     Symphony No. 3 ("Scotch"), Mvmts. II, III, and IV
Rimsky-Korsakov    Scheherazade
*Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1
Ravel        Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2

Bass Clarinet
Clarinet list above, plus:
Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet Ballet, No. 4 Morning Dance, No. 12 Masks and No. 47 Juliet Alone
Ravel        Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
Stravinsky    Rite of Spring
Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker Ballet, No.4 Scene and Dansante and No. 14 Pas de deux
NB: Many solo excerpts may be found in Michael Drapkins' Symphonic Repertoire for the Bass Clarinet, Volumes 1 and 2.

Bassoon
Mozart        Bassoon Concerto, 1st Mvmt.
            OR
Weber        Bassoon Concerto, 1st Mvmt.
Mozart        Marriage of Figaro Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov    Scheherazade, Mvt. 2
*Nutcracker    No. 1-Allegro Vivace, No. 4-Scene, No. 12f-Mother Ginger
Stravinsky     Firebird Suite, "Berceuse"
*Stravinsky     Rite of Spring (solo)

Horn
First movement of Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2 or 4
*Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker, No. 8, Horn 1 part
Stravinsky    Firebird, Infernal Dance, Horn 1 and 2 parts
Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet Suite Nos. 1 & 2,
            Horn 1 part
Mendelssohn    Nocturne from “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, Horn 1 part

Trumpet
Haydn        Trumpet Concerto, 1st Mvmt.
            OR
Hummel        Trumpet Concerto, 1st Mvmt.
Bizet         Carmen, Prelude, Trumpet 1
Stravinsky     Petrouchka (1947), 155 to 158. Trumpet 1
*Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker, March, Trumpet 1
            Chocolate, Trumpet 1
Rimsky Korsakov    Scheherezade         
Movement 2, Complete, Trumpet 2
Movement 4 from 4 bars before Q-R, W to the end, Trumpet 2
Stravinsky    Firebird, Infernal Dance, Trumpet 2
*Tchaikovsky    Swan Lake, Neopolitan Dance, Trumpet 1
Trombone
Gordon Jacob    Concerto, Entire First Page
*Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker, No. 14 Pas de Deux
*Mendelssohn       Midsummer Night's Dream,      Wedding March
*Bernstein    Fancy Free
*Groffe        Grand Canyon Suite    
*Stravinsky     Pulcinella
Verdi        Overture to La Forza del Destino

Bass Trombone
Solo: Bordogni/Rochut of the player’s choice, performed as written (without piano)
*Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker, MBO Forlano Reduction
Brahms         Symphony No. 1, Mvmt. IV
*Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet Suite Nos. 1 and 2
Rossini        William Tell Overture

Tuba
Solos
*Snedecker     Low Etude #1, first page only
*Elizabeth     Raum #1 from Sweet Dances
Excerpts
*Prokofiev     Romeo & Juliet  
*Deliebs     Coppélia

Timpani
Please note that the Milwaukee Ballet does not own any timpanis. People auditioning must supply their own instruments.

Timpani:   Beethoven - Symphony No. 9,
                Stravinsky - Rite of Spring, Mvmt. II    
Percussion
Please note that the Milwaukee Ballet does not own any percussion equipment. People auditioning must supply their own instruments.

Snare
*Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker, No. 7, Scene
*Prokofiev     Romeo and Juliet, No. 12, Masks
*Prokofiev     Romeo and Juliet, No. 33, Tybalt and Mercutio Fight

Xylophone
Kreisler         Tambourine Chinois
*Stravinsky     Firebird Ballet, No. 127-133
*Stravinsky     Firebird Ballet, No. 146-149
*Prokofiev     Cinderella, No. 35, Duet of the Sisters with the Orange

Glockenspiel
*Delibes     Coppélia, No. 11, Musique des Automates

Tambourine
*Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker, Russian Dance (Trepak)
*Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker, Arabian Dance

Triangle
*Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker, Overture

Cymbal
*Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker, Mirlitons

Glockenspiel/Triangle/Cymbals
*Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker, No. 9 Snow Scene (play glockenspiel, triangle AND crash cymbals from one part)
        
Harp
*Feeney   Peter Pan, The Mermaids Lagoon
                measures 511-536
*Feeney   Esmeralda, Act 1, Scene 7
                Nocturne, beginning to 3 measures after 42
*Puccini    La Boheme, O soave fanciulla
                41 to 42
Prokofiev         Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2, Montagues and Capulets, 7 to 9
Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker
                1) Waltz of the Flowers Cadenza
                2) Act 2, #14 Pas de Deux, Beginning to C