Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is for you, the applicant, to upload a prescreening video by the December 1st application deadline. Piano accompaniment is required. The prescreening recording must contain the following repertoire:

  • Bach: Sarabande from Suite No. 5 for Solo Cello, arr. By Hoss (p. 33); no repeats
  • Mozart: Concerto #4, first movement, exposition only
  • Schumann: Adagio (All) and Allegro - up to letter D, or to the 18th bar
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, opening
  • Strauss: Til Eulenspiegel, opening
  • Wagner: Siegfried's Rhine Journey, short call

Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, the live audition repertoire is the same as above. Memorization of the concerto is encouraged, but NOT required. Piano accompaniment is required. A list of pianists will be provided if you are invited.

Admissions Information

We are no longer accepting applications for fall 2016. The application deadline for fall 2017 admission will be available September 2016.

Audition Repertoire
Application Materials

We welcome visits from prospective students. Tours of the Colburn School campus are available by appointment Monday through Friday. To schedule a tour, please email admissions@colburnschool.edu or call us at 213-621-4534. If you have questions about applying, please contact us as noted here.

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Colburn Conservatory of Music student with violin scroll
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Colburn Conservatory of Music student with double bass

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