Are you interested in joining Orchestra Next for the 2021-22 season?  

Fellowship Program

ON Fellows are students and emerging professionals, at various stages of experience. They are musicians who need to get a foot in the door with the profession and are looking for an orchestral experience that is at a professional level and fun. The Fellowship Program is competitive and requires an audition. As in more typical years, Orchestra Next will be accepting roughly 35 orchestral musicians for the season.

Covid Vaccination Requirement

In order to participate in the pit with Orchestra Next this season, you will need to be provide proof of Covid vaccination on your application form. If you are unable to get vaccinated (for medical or religious reasons), and would still like to be involved with Orchestra Next, please write directly to brian[at]orchestra and we can discuss ways that you could participate outside of the pit.

What will Fellows be involved with over the season?

  • Fellows will participate in Orchestra Next’s 21/22 Season which includes:
    • Cinderella (Prokofiev) in November with Eugene Ballet at the Hult Center
    • The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky) in December with Eugene Ballet at the Hult Center
    • A full recording of The Nutcracker 
    • Heaven and Earth (Cheung) with Eugene Ballet in April
    • Taming of the Shrew (featuring music by Louise Farrenc) with Eugene Ballet in May
    • And more! Check this link for all tentative dates:
  • Fellows will also be ready to go for productions that come up for ON! 
  • And Fellows will be paid an honorarium for their work as they were in prior years (~$50 a service)

Fellowship Audition Procedure and Requirements

  • The audition is open to anyone who is looking for the opportunity to work in a training orchestra.  There are no age restrictions.
  • All musicians participating in rehearsals, recordings, and performances will need to show proof of Covid vaccination.
  • Please find the appropriate audition excerpts for your instrument below.
  • Video record your audition and upload it to YouTube as unlisted (not public or private). Please compile all material into one video. Here is an example as to how you should label your video on YouTube: Orchestra Next Audition: Trumpet
  • Include the link in the audition form.
  • Auditions open (follow the link below) on Aug. 31, 2021
  • Deadline for submissions: 11:59 pm on Oct. 3, 2021
  • Chosen candidates will be notified about the results of their audition by Oct 10, 2021
  • Tuition for the ON program is $500, but all Fellows accepted into the program receive a full scholarship
  • Questions? email us at orchestranext [at]

Orchestra Next 21/22 Application

Audition Excerpts for Fellowship Application

Audio Engineer **NEW**
    1. 2-3 samples of your audio engineering work (does not need to be classical)
    2. a statement explaining
      • Your general knowledge and experience
      • Your ability to communicate between engineer, producer, and artist
      • Your willingness to “get your hands dirty-the engineer is the first to arrive, and the last to leave,” and
      • Why you desire to learn the artform of audio production

Please note: be prepared to work some evenings and weekends

    1. Mozart: Flute Concerto in G K.313 (Exposition only-without piano)
    2. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No.2 [176]-2 measures after [179]
    3. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo 2 before [P] Until the end
    4. Tchaikovsky: (Piccolo) The Nutcracker Valse des Flocon de Neige: 105-108
    5. Tchaikovsky: 2nd flute The Nutcracker No. 4: 31-34


    1. Mozart: Oboe Concerto (Solo oboe part – 1st mvmt, measures 32-77)
    2. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (1st oboe part – beginning to Rehearsal #2)
    3. Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn -2nd oboe part – beginning through measure 30 (take all repeats)

English Horn excerpts:  (all from Nutcracker)
    1. Act I, Scene 5, beginning to rehearsal #46
    2. Act I, Scene 5, rehearsal #63-64
    3. Act II, Number 12e, Danse des Mirlitons, rehearsal #38-39

ON English Horn Excerpts


ON Clarinet Excerpts

Bass Clarinet

ON Bass Clarinet Excerpts

    1. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker-bracketed excerpts (two)
    2. Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra (I), mm 190-196
    3. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Concerto for Flute (III), mm 33-45 and mm 71-84
    4. Victoria Bond: Variations on a Theme of Brahms (var V), mm 240-25

ON-Bassoon-Excerpts 20/21


all parts are Horn in F:

    1. Dmitri Shostakovich 5 (low tutti excerpt – reh 17 until the bar after reh 21)
    2. Astor Piazzolla “Oblivion” arr. Jeff Scott (Rehearsal B to C)
    3. Arnold Schoenberg Chambersymphony (rehearsal 110 to the end)

Horn Excerpts 2021

    1. William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony 
      • Mvt. 1,  17mm before 2 through 4 bars after 2
      • Mvt. 1, 9th bar of 14 through 15
    2. Florence Price: Symphony No. 1 — Mvt. 1, mm. 205-240 (tpt in A)
    3. Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra — Mvt. 1, mm. 216 – 235 (tpt in C)
    4. Germaine Tailleferre: Ballade (2nd mvmt) — mm. 22-26
    5. Cinderella, Midnight – 5 after 278 to end (tpt in Bb)

ON-Trumpet-Excerpts-2122 updated

    1. Bordogni 39
    2. Swan Lake [bracketed area from Act 1, no. 2]
    3. Ravel: Bolero. 1st trombone, 10-11.
    4. Rossini: La Gazza Ladra, Measures 115-139
    5. Mahler: Symphony #3, mvt. 1, reh. 13-17

Bordogni, ON

ON-tenor-trombone 1920

Bass Trombone
    1. Bordogni 39 (8vb)
    2. Haydn: Creation. #26, beginning to C.
    3. Schumann: 3rd Symphony. Mvt. IV, beginning to measure 18.
    4. Wagner: Ride of the Valkuries. Pick-up to 11 through 5th bar of 12.
    5. Swan Lake [bracketed area from Act 1, no. 2]

Bordogni, ON

Bass bone_ON-excerpts-1920

    1. Bordogni 39 (8vb)
    2. Swan Lake [bracketed area from Act 1, no. 2.]
    3. Mahler: Symphony no. 1, III Satz, 4 before 3 to 5 after 3.
    4. Ride of the Valkyries, pick-up to 11 through 5th bar of 12.
    5. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 – Mvmt. 1 – [3] to 2 bars before [6]

Bordogni, ON


    1. Solo of choice, 2 minutes max.
    2. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Waltz of the Flowers Cadenza
    3. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Un Bal)
    4. Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Var. I & Fugue, I to end)

ON Harp Excerpts

    1. Solo of choice (1-2 min.)
    2. Prokofiev Cinderella Mvt. No. 3 (pg. 7) beginning to 4 after 22
    3. Prokofiev Cinderella Mvt. No. 7 (pgs. 14B, 14D, 15)
      1. 53-54  – PLAY BOTTOM LINE SOLO ONLY
      2. pick up to 57 to the end – PLAY BOTTOM LINE SOLO ONLY
    4. Prokofiev Cinderella Mvt. No. 30 (p.52) pick up to 4 before 208 to 3 after 211
    5. Prokofiev Cinderella Mvt. No. 32 (pgs. 57-59)
      1. beginning to 2 after 241
      2. 242 to the end
ON violin excerpts

    1. Concerto of choice (2min)
    2. H. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 (One measure after Rehearsal #1 through 8 measures after Rehearsal #3)
    3. F. Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream (No. 1: Scherzo: m. 17 – letter D; letter E – letter G)
    4. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (Overture: beginning to letter A (first 16 bars))
    5. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (No. 4: beginning to m. 14)
    6. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (Mother Gigogne and the Clowns: m. 4 – 18 measures after letter A (or m. 36))
ON Viola Excerpts

    1. Solo piece excerpt 2 min
    2. Nutcracker: Trepak rehearsal 34-35
    3. Nutcracker: Pas de Deux beginning to 4 after 68
    4. Marriage of Figaro mm 1-7, mm 156-164
    5. Beethoven 5:
      a. Mov 2, Andante m1-10, m49-59, and m 98-106
      b. Mov 3, Allegro, m1-18 and m 90-132
ON-Cello-Excerpts 2122


ON Bass Excerpts

    1. Porgy and Bess 4 before 14 to 15
    2. Scherherezade: two bracketed sections
    3. Shostokovitch 10: bracketed section
    4. Beethoven Symphony 9: bracketed section

Fall 2021 ON percussion audition excerpts

    1. A ~3 minute solo of your choice

Orchestra Next 21/22 Application