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String Audition Requirements

Violin

  • One major and one melodic minor three-octave scale (your choice of keys)
  • One etude or caprice (e.g. Dancla, Mazas, Paganini, Sitt, Wohlfahrt, etc.)
  • One movement of a Bach Sonata or Partita
  • A first or third movement from a major concerto
  • An alternative styles work (if you’re interested in studying this genre)

Viola

  • One major and one melodic minor three-octave scale (your choice of keys)
  • One etude (e.g. Dont, Fuchs, Hoffmeister, Sitt, etc.)
  • One movement of a Bach Solo Suite
  • A first or third movement from a major concerto
  • An alternative styles work (if you’re interested in studying this genre)

Cello

  • One major and one melodic minor three-octave scale (your choice of keys)
  • One etude (e.g. Duport, Grutzmacher, Piatti, Popper, etc.)
  • One movement from a Bach Cello Suite
  • A first or third movement from a major concerto
  • An alternative styles work (if you’re interested in studying this genre)

Double Bass

  • One major and one melodic minor two-octave scale (your choice of keys)
  • One etude or exercise from a standard method book or etude book
  • Two solo compositions for bass in contrasting styles
  • An alternative styles work (if you’re interested in studying this genre)

Harp

  • One etude that demonstrates technical fundamentals on harp
  • One solo composition in a style contrasting the above etude
  • An orchestral excerpt or a solo cadenza
  • An alternative styles work (if you’re interested in studying this genre)
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