Two or three selections—including movements from sonatas, concertos, and other solo pieces—of contrasting styles from standard repertoires; major and minor scales. Compositions chosen should demonstrate the applicant's ability in phrasing, sustained playing, and technical facility, including legato and staccato at varied tempi.

Please note: Due to the off-campus performing schedule of Professor Aron, on-campus classical guitar auditions will not be offered on February 8 or 22.

Two or three selections—including movements from sonatas, concertos, and other solo pieces—of contrasting styles from standard repertoires; major and minor scales. Compositions chosen should demonstrate the applicant's ability in phrasing, sustained playing, and technical facility, including legato and staccato at varied tempi. NOTE: Major and minor scales are not required of students submitting a recorded audition.

Choose three of the following bulleted requirements:

  • two contrasting movements (or pieces) from the concerto, sonata, or similar repertoire
  • three contrasting excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire
  • a solo piece composed after 1950 or an etude of choice
  • one or two movements from any of the Bach Cello Suites or any comparable piece or movement composed before 1750

  • one movement of a standard concerto - if you plan to play the 1st movement of either the Elgar: Concerto in E minor or Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1, please also prepare the 2nd movement
  • one complete étude by a composer such as Duport, Popper, etc.
  • two movements of a suite by Bach

Compositions chosen should demonstrate the applicant's ability in phrasing, sustained playing, and technical facility, including legato and staccato at varied tempi.

Please note: Due to the off-campus performing schedule of cello faculty, on-campus cello auditions will not be offered on February 29.

Two contrasting solos of choice; Level III/Advanced-Professional Warm-Up, from On Playing the Harp, by Yolanda Kondonassis, published by Carl Fischer; one orchestral excerpt of choice. For more information, download the Harp Applicant Information Sheet or visit www.yolandaharp.com/teaching.

Harp Auditions: February 22, 2020

There are no regional auditions offered in harp.

  • Violin applicants must submit a screening audition for review via the Audition and Screening Dropbox on your Applicant Portal.
  • Screening Recordings and Recorded Auditions must be audio/video recordings. Audio only recordings will not be accepted.
  • The repertoire on the screening need not be identical to that of the on campus, regional, or recorded video audition, but must meet the requirements detailed below.
  • All works should be performed by memory.
  • Screening deadline: December 4

Screening and Final Audition Requirements for Bachelor of Music

  • one movement from a Bach solo sonata or partita
  • the first or last movement from a standard 19th or 20th century concerto
  • a study such as Dont, Gavinies, Rode, or Paganini

Screening Requirements for Artist Diploma

  • first movement of a Mozart concerto with cadenza
  • one Paganini caprice
  • first two movements from any Bach solo sonata or the Chaconne from the D minor Sonata
  • one piece written after 1940
  • first movement from a standard 19th or 20th century concerto (for Shostakovich's Concerto No. 1 Op. 77, choose a fast movement)

Final Audition Requirements for Artist Diploma

  • first movement of a Mozart concerto with cadenza
  • one Paganini caprice
  • first two movements from any Bach solo sonata or the Chaconne from the D minor Sonata
  • one piece written after 1940
  • complete 19th or 20th century concerto