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Senior Orchestra




Deadline for Senior Audition Nominations
September 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Senior Auditions
October 11, 2016, Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, IL

Senior Band/Chorus/Orchestra Festival
November 19, 2016 at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL

Stacy Williams-Jackson, President
Lincoln-Way Central High School
1801 East Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 462-2301

Senior Orchestra Representative
Jennifer Mullen

Senior Orchestra Co-Representative
Megan Fitzgerald


Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2

(1. Montagues and Capulets, 3. Friar Laurence, 6. Dance of the Girls with Lilies, and 7. Romeo at Juliet’s Grave)

Enesco, Romanian Rhapsody No. 1


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Please email if you need help obtaining these parts.



1   State-required Excerpt

Violin: Mendelssohn, Symphony No.4, Mvt.1, mm.3-58

Viola: Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture, mm.36-60

Cello: Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture, mm.1-21

Bass: Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Mvt.4, mm.15-62

Harp: Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite No. 1, Waltz of the Flowers, mm.1-33


String excerpts can be found at

Harp excerpt can be found at


2   Scales / Etude

For violin, viola and cello:

C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, c melodic minor, g melodic minor - 3 octaves, détaché, quarter note = 120

For bass:

C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, c melodic minor, g melodic minor - 2 octaves, détaché, quarter note = 120


Scales sheets can be found here:

 For harp:

Boscha-Oberthuer, Universal Method for the Harp, #40 Moderato:

Quarter note = 80

3   Sight-reading


4   District Orchestral Excerpts from Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet Suite 2 (Selections)

For violin, viola, cello, bass, harp:

Violin Excerpts (every violinist must learn all excerpts from both parts):

1st Violin Part: Mvt. 1  #2 - #6; Mvt. 7  #57 - #59; Mvt. 7 #65 - #67 plus 5 measures2nd Violin Part: Mvt. 7 #62 - 64 minus 4 measures; Mvt. 7 #65 - #66


*Violists, cellists, bassists and harpists should prepare the movements we will perform (1, 3, 6, 7), in their entirety, for the audition. You will be given more specific excerpts one week before the audition date.


 Errata List for Romeo and Juliet from Dr. Robert Hasty (aligns with Kalmus edition - please check your part for accuracy)

District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9