Tuesday, March 14, 2023 • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center.
The winner will perform a concerto movement as a soloist with the
UC Davis Symphony Orchestra on our June 3,
Rules and Regulations
In order to apply, students must be members of the UC Davis
Symphony Orchestra at the moment of auditioning. The winner must
also be a member of the orchestra at the moment of performing the
concerto (with the sole exception of a graduating student).
Students who sing or play an instrument that is not normally part
of the orchestra may also apply (i.e., piano, voice, saxophone,
guitar) and are accordingly exempted from the requirement of
being a member of the orchestra.
Students must prepare one (only one) movement of their choice of
a concerto for a soloist and orchestra (or for more than one
soloist and orchestra, if they are applying as a group). If
selected as a winner, the movement performed at the audition will
be the same one performed at the Prize Concert.
Maximum length of the chosen movement should be approximately
All applicants must provide their own accompanist. (All auditions
must be accompanied.)
Any repertoire is accepted. However, there are some suggestions
for some instruments, which could be taken as a reference for all
Violin: Bruch, Violin Concerto in G Minor;
Beethoven, Romances; Prokofiev, Concertos; Mozart, Concertos;
Mendelssohn, Concerto in E Minor.
Clarinet: Debussy, Première
rhapsodie; Weber, Concertino for Clarinet in E-flat,
op. 26, or Clarinet Concertos.
Bassoon: Weber, Concerto; Elgar, Romance.
Voice: Mozart, “Bella mia fiamma, addio… Resta,
o cara!” or Mozart, “Un bacio di mano”
(These are only suggestions—applicants and their teachers are
strongly encouraged to consult with the Music Director of the
UCDSO about the practicality of performance before
beginning work on their choices.)
All applicants must perform the movement of their choice by
All applicants must bring 3 (three) copies of the music they will
be performing for the Jury.
All applicants must fill out the following application
form, have it approved and signed by their instrument
teacher and leave it at the Main Music Office (Room 112, Music
Building) to the attention of Prof. Baldini by March
The panel will consist of two faculty members from the music
department, as well as the music director of the UCDSO.