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Audition Requirements for Strings

Violin

  • A movement from a Bach Sonata or Partita for violin solo.
  • A movement of a concerto or a major concert piece.
  • One major or minor scale (three octaves) and one major or minor arpeggio (three octaves)
  • One etude (Kreutzer, Fiorillo, Dont or similar)

Viola

  • An etude exemplifying the applicant's technical standard (i.e. Campagnoli or Kreutzer)
  • One major or minor scale (three octaves) and one major or minor arpeggio (three octaves)
  • A movement from one of Bach's Suites for solo cello
  • A concerto movement or piece from the standard repertoire, including but not limited to:
    • Bloch Suite Hebraique
    • Handel-Casadesus B Minor Concerto
    • Hummel Fantasie
    • Stamitz Concerto
    • Vaughan Williams Suite
    • Weber Andante and Hungarian Rondo

Cello

  • One major or minor scale (three octaves) and one major or minor arpeggio (three octaves)
  • One movement of a Bach Suite
  • One fast movement and one slow movement from a concerto (i.e. Boccherini, Vivaldi, Haydn or 19th century work)
  • One movement or complete work of your choice

Double Bass

  • One major or minor scale (two octaves) and one major or minor arpeggio (two octaves)
  • One standard etude demonstrating technical abilities
  • Two works contrasting in tempo and style