Miami Dade College

Kendall Campus

MDC Kendall Campus Concerto/Solo Competition 2014/15

Auditions will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Participants must have their entire Concerto/Solo prepared with an accompanist. Three winners will be selected to perform with the MDC Wind Symphony on our spring concert and will receive a cash prize.

Competition Rules and Regulations

1. The Concerto Competition is open to all MDC music students enrolled at the college in good academic standing.

2. The finalists must be available for regular class schedule rehearsals with the MDC Wind Symphony M, W and F from 10-11:50am, and on the day of the dress rehearsal.

3. Students who represent the best performance(s) will be selected without regard to
instrument, voice type, degree program, or repertoire.

4. It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure an accompanist for the audition.

5. Recordings cannot be used in lieu of a pianist as the judges must evaluate collaboration and spontaneity in the performance.

6. If the audition piece is a multi-movement work, all of the movements the applicant wishes to perform with the Wind Symphony, if selected as a finalist, must be represented in the Competition Audition.

7. Auditions will take place in the McCarthy Auditorium, Room 6120. (Memorization is encouraged although not required. The judges may take this sign of musical preparedness into account.)

8. Audition times will be emailed to participating students.

9. All students must complete the entry form by the deadline: October 14th. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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Below is a list of suggested repertoire. You may submit pieces that are not on the list pending approval to Professor Brian Neal:

Repertoire List:

Vivaldi Concerto in C Major

Briccialdi- Carnival of Venice
Chaminade- Concertino
Doppler- Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy
Faure- Fantasie
Griffes- Poem
Mozart/Monroe-Concerto No. 2 in D Major

Handel-Concerto in G minor
Hummer- Introduction, Theme and Vairations
Marcello- Concerto in C minor
Rimsky-Korsakov- Variations on a Theme by Glinka

Debussy- Premier Rhapsody
Mozart- Concerto for Clarinet (Rondo)
Rabaud- Solo de Concours
Rimsky-Korsakov- Concerto
Shaw- Concerto for Clarinet
Weber- Concertino
Weber- Concerto No.1 (Rondo)
Victor Babin- Hillandale Waltzes
Bencriscutto Concertino
Black Dog - Scott McAllister
Concert Piece for Clarinet Winds and Percussion - Curnow
Maslanka- Desert Roads: Four Songs for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble
Bernstein- Prelude, Fugue & Riffs
Stravinsky - Ebony Concerto

Phillips- Concert Piece
Weber- Andante and Hungarian Rondo
Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble, Eric Ewazen (Southern Music Company)
Concerto for Bassoon, Gordon Jacob (Galaxy Music Corp./ECS Publishing)
Mozart- Concerto

Alto Saxophone
Bruch- Kol Nidrei
Grundman- Concertante
Latham- Concertino
Schuller- Tribute to Rudy Wiedoeft
Smith -Fantasia

Arban- Carnival of Venice
Arutiunian- Concerto
Bellstedt- Napoli
Boehme- Concerto in f minor
Clarke- Bride of the Waves
Erickson- Concertino
Haydn- Concerto
Hummel- Concerto

Dukas- Villanelle
Mozart- Concerto No.1
Mozart- Concerto No. 2
Mozart- Rondo
Saint-Saens- Morceau de Concert
Strauss- Concerto No. 1
Mozart/Andy Clark- Concerto Rondo

Bellstedt- Napoli
Curnow- Rhapsody
Pryor -Blue Bells of Scotland
Smith- Willson Suite
Sparke- Fantasy
Sparke- Harlequin
Sparke- Pantomime
Mozart/Andy Clark- Concerto Rondo
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp- Edwin Franko Goldman

David- Concertino
Guilmant- Morceau Symphonique
Larsson- Concertino
Rimsky-Korsakov- Concerto

Bass Trombone
Hidas- Rhapsody for Bass Trombone
Lieb- Concertino Basso

Curnow- Concertino
Frackenpohl- Variations on the Cobbler’s Bench
Haddad- Suite for Tuba
Mozart/Andy Clark- Concerto Rondo

Creston- Concertino for Marimba (mvt. 1)
Fux- Serenata for Solo Percussion
Green- Rainbow Ripples for Xylophone
Jacob- Concerto for Timpani
Jager- Concerto for Percussion
Werle- The Golden Age of the Xylophone
White- Concertino for Timpani
"Affirmation" by Andrew Beall; Bachovich Publishing
Ney Rosauro- Concerto for Marimba
Ney Rosauro- Concerto for Vibraphone
David Gillingham- Concerto for Marimba

Celebre Tarantelle – Gottschalk
Classical Suite for Piano and Band – James Curnow
Concerto #2 for Piano and Concert Band – Beethoven
Concert No. 2 for Piano and Wind Ensemble – Walter

Cordoba – Julie Giroux
Dreamsong – Richard Saucedo
Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin
Richard and Renee – Carter Pann
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers arr. Moss

Knoxville:Summer of 1915 – Barber
Spring - Overture for Wind Orchestra – Johan de Meij
A Balm In Gilead – arr. Eric Richards
Five Songs from the Hills for Soprano, Baritone and Wind Ensemble – Jack Stamp
Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band – Bernard Gilmore
Three Spanish Songs – Matthew Tommasini