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Audition Information

 
All students must audition and be accepted into the School of Music by the appropriate faculty. If you cannot attend an audition date you may either:
  1. Set up an audition date with the appropriate applied professor, or
  2. Place your audition selections on YouTube and send the appropriate applied professor a link to the videos.

String Scholarships and Auditions

General Application Information and Requirements: 

Application to the violin studio at the School of Music requires an audition, recorded or in person. Audition requirements are:

  • A concerto movement
  • Two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach
  • An etude or a concert piece
  • Also, submit a full resume (listing your complete activities as a musician, including awards). Please indicate the degree you wish to apply for, your age, and if you will be entering the University directly or needing to study English first.

Contact: Dr.%20Stephen%20Redfield, Professor of Violin


Application to the viola studio at the School of Music requires an audition, recorded or in person. Audition requirements are:

  • A movement of a concerto or sonata
  • A movement of unaccompanied Bach
  • An etude or a concert piece
  • Students should choose pieces from at least two categories listed above to show their ability on both technical and musical sides.

Also, submit a full resume (listing your complete activities as a musician, including awards). Please indicate the degree you wish to apply for, your age, and if you will be entering the University directly or needing to study English first.

Contact: Dr.%20Hsiaopei%20Lee, Professor of Viola

Application to the cello studio at the School of Music requires an audition, recorded or in person. Audition requirements are:

  • A movement of a concerto or sonata
  • Two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach
  • An etude or a concert piece

Also, submit a full resume (listing your complete activities as a musician, including awards). Please indicate the degree you wish to apply for, your age, and if you will be entering the University directly or needing to study English first.

Contact: Dr.%20Alexander%20Russakovsky%2C Professor of Cello

Application to the bass studio at the School of Music requires an audition, recorded or in person. Audition requirements are:

Bachelor of Music

  • Scales/Arpeggios: Two octaves scales and arpeggios. (Major and Minor.) (2 keys)
  • One Short Etude to show candidate's technical proficiency
  • Two Contrasting Movements of a sonata (Vivaldi, Marcello, etc.) concerto (Dittersdorf, Koussevitzky, Dragonetti, Bottesini, etc.)

Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts

  • Scales/Arpeggios: Three octaves scales and arpeggios. (Major and Minor.) (2 keys)
  • One Etude (Simandl, Nanny, Kreutzer, Mengoli, etc.)
  • Two Contrasting movements of a Sonata or concerto
  • One Movement of a Bach Cello Suite
  • Also, submit a full resume (listing your complete activities as a musician, including awards). Please indicate the degree you wish to apply for, your age, and if you will be entering the University directly or needing to study English first.

Contact: Dr.%20Marcos%20Machado, Professor of Bass

Application to the guitar studio at the School of Music requires an audition, recorded or in person. Audition requirements are:

Bachelor of Music

  • One etude by Carcassi, Sor, Coste, or Villa-Lobos
  • A movement of a work or a single-movement work not from the Classical Period

Master of Music

  • A movement of an unaccompanied Bach work for Lute, Violin, or Cello
  • A movement of a work written after the Baroque Period

Doctorate of Musical Arts

  • Two movements of an unaccompanied Bach work for Lute, Violin, or Cello
  • A movement of a work or a single-movement work from the Classical or Romantic Period
  • A movement of a work or a single-movement Contemporary work

Also, submit a full resume (listing your complete activities as a musician, including awards). Please indicate the degree you wish to apply for, your age, and if you will be entering the University directly or needing to study English first.

Contact: Dr.%20Nicolas%20Ciraldo, Professor of Guitar

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