Prescreening Video Submission

The prescreening video recording is the first step of the audition process. Prescreening and live audition repertoire can be found below by instrument.  Applicants should upload separate videos for each piece; the repertoire does not need to be recorded in one uninterrupted take unless specified below. Our faculty will determine who will be invited to move on to the next step in the audition process; applicants will be notified of this invitation, and those who are not invited to participate will be notified their files are closed.

Audition dates are determined by instrument; however, dates are subject to change, so please wait to book your travel arrangements until you have officially received your audition invitation.  Due to the complexity of the audition day schedule, requests for specific times cannot be accommodated.

Review the repertoire requirements below carefully. If a movement is not specified, then prepare the complete work.  For the live audition, be ready to perform the piece in its entirety, but keep in mind that faculty may only be able to hear a portion of it or may ask you to skip around during the audition.

If you have questions about repertoire, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@colburnschool.edu or 213-621-4534.

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. The prescreening recording must contain the following repertoire:

Your choice of at least two contrasting works or movements by different composers. DVD recordings of live recitals also are acceptable to upload. Accompaniment is required for prescreening.

Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, you must prepare works from each category listed below. Memorization of audition repertoire is NOT required. Piano accompaniment is required for the live audition; a list of accompanists will be provided.

Bachelor of Music (BM) and Performance Diploma (PD) Applicants

Scales
A scale and chord study from Milde, opus 24

Etudes
Weissenborn, 50 Advanced Studies: One slow and one fast etude

Concerto
Weber, Concerto in F, movements 1 and 2

Master of Music (MM), Artist Diploma (AD) and Professional Studies Certificate (PSC) Applicants

Scales
A scale and chord study from Milde, opus 24

Etudes
One slow and one fast etude of the applicant’s choice

Concerto
Mozart, movements 1 and 2

Orchestral Excerpts
• Mozart, Overture to Marriage of Figaro
• Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, second movement

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is for you, the applicant, to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline. Piano accompaniment is NOT required this year.  All repertoire must be memorized.

The prescreening recording must contain the following repertoire:

Bach
Two contrasting movements of solo Bach

Etude
Choice of Popper #6 or #9 OR any Piatti Caprice

Concerto Movement
Prepare the first movement of one of the following, unless otherwise noted:
• Barber, Concerto
• Dvorak, Concerto, B minor, Op. 104
• Haydn, Concerto, D Major
• Prokofiev, Symphonie Concertante, Op. 125
• Schumann Concerto
• Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations, Op. 33 (complete)
• Shostakovich, Cadenza and final movement, Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major

Virtuoso Piece
One virtuoso piece such as:
• Davidoff, At the Fountain, Op. 20 #2
• Chopin, Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3
• Paganini, Moses Variations
• Popper, Elfentanz

Note: Etudes do not fulfill the Virtuoso Piece requirement

Short Lyrical Work
One short lyrical work, to contrast with the virtuoso piece, such as:
• Fauré, “Après un rêve”
• Saint-Saëns, The Swan
• Mendelssohn, Song Without Words
• Schumann, “Abendlied”, arr. Davidoff

Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, the live audition repertoire is the same as above.

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline. Piano accompaniment is required for the concerto and work of choice (if written with accompaniment). The prescreening recording must contain the following repertoire:

  • One Paganini caprice from the list below
  • One concerto movement from the list below
  • A work of the applicant’s choice
  • Two orchestral excerpts:  Beethoven Symphony No. 6, mvmt 1 and 2; Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream
Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, you must prepare works from each category listed below. Memorization of audition repertoire is HIGHLY recommended, but NOT required. Piano accompaniment is required; a list of pianists will be provided.

Scales
All major and minor scales, both slurred and articulated, in three octaves. (Scales in C#, D, and Eb should be prepared in two octaves.)

Etudes
Choose one of the following caprices:
• 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, or 17
from Paganini, Dix-Sept Caprices adapted for the clarinet and published by Éditions Musicales Alphonse Leduc.

Kovács, Béla
Hommage à Johann Sebastian Bach. Edition Darok. EDL 2103

Solo Work
A piece or composition of the applicant’s choice such as a concerto, sonata, or solo
(Applicants may choose to perform two concertos from the list below; one as a solo work and another as a concerto work.)

Concerto
Choose one of the following concertos and prepare any two movements of the concerto:
• Corigliano, Concerto
• Mozart, Concerto K. 622
• Nielsen, Concerto
• Weber, Concerto #2 in E-flat
• Copland, Concerto (entire work)

Orchestral Excerpts
• Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, mvmt 1 and 2
• Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night’s Dream
• Brahms, Symphony No. 3, mvmt 2
• Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9, mvmt 2 and 3

Prescreening Repertoire

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

The prescreening videos must consist of the applicant conducting representative works of their choice from the standard orchestral repertoire. Applicants should upload at least three selections. The videos may be from performance or rehearsal. At least one video must be shot from the back of the orchestra, to show the conductor from the front. The applicant must be clearly visible in all videos. The repertoire should represent a variety of musical styles, and artistic and technical challenges. Videos should be unedited and must be representative of recent work.

Live Audition Repertoire

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Stravinsky: Concerto in E-Flat “Dumbarton Oaks”

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 of the solo is NOT required this year. The prescreening recording must contain the following repertoire:

Scales/Arpeggios
One 3-octave major scale and arpeggio and one 3-octave minor scale and arpeggio of the applicant’s choice, using melodic and harmonic forms of minor.  Scales should be played as eighth notes with a tempo of 60 bpm.  Arpeggios should be played as quarter notes with a tempo of 84 bpm.

Solo
A solo of the applicant’s choice

Excerpts
The same orchestral excerpt requirements listed below in the audition repertoire specific to your program

Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, you must prepare works from each category listed below. Piano accompaniment is required; a list of pianists will be provided. There is no memorization requirement for double bass.

Bachelor of Music (BM) and Performance Diploma (PD) Applicants

Scales/Arpeggios
One 3-octave major scale and arpeggio and one 3-octave minor scale and arpeggio of the applicant’s choice, using melodic and harmonic forms of minor

Solo
A solo of the applicant’s choice

Bach
One movement from any of the solo cello suites by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts
Three standard orchestral excerpts of the applicant’s choice

Master of Music (MM), Artist Diploma (AD) and Professional Studies Certificate (PSC) Applicants

Scales/Arpeggios
All 3-octave major and minor scales and arpeggios, using melodic and harmonic forms of minor

Solo
A solo of the applicant’s choice

Bach
One movement from any of the solo cello suites by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts 
Five standard orchestral excerpts of the applicant’s choice

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 NOT required. The prescreening recording must contain the following repertoire:

  1. Mozart—Exposition of 1st and 2nd movements of Concerto in G Major or D Major (piano and cadenzas not necessary)
  2.  One of the following pieces:
    • Ibert Concerto, movement 1
    • Nielsen Concerto, movement 1
  3.  Two excerpts from the following list:
    • Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 2 measures before P to the end
    • Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3, measures 328–360
    • Brahms Symphony No. 4, last movement, measures 93–105
    • Debussy Afternoon of a Faun, measures 1-4
  4. Bach—Sarabande from Partita in A minor
Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, the live audition repertoire is the same as above.

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline. The prescreening recordings must contain the following repertoire:

The prescreening video must contain the same material that the applicant has prepared for the live audition (see below).

Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, you must prepare works from each category listed below.

Solo Work
Two contrasting solo works

Orchestral Excerpts
Three orchestral excerpts of the applicant’s choice.

Note: The Colburn School owns a Lyon and Healy 85CG harp. If the applicant requires use of this instrument for the audition, he/she must notify the Admissions Office as soon as the applicant’s invitation to audition has been confirmed.

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline.  The prescreening recordings must contain the following repertoire:

  • Bach: Sarabande from Suite No. 5 for Solo Cello, arr. Hoss (p. 33); with repeats
  • Mozart: Concerto #4, first movement
  • Schumann: Adagio (All) and Allegro – up to letter D, or to the 18th bar
  • Excerpts (all 3 recorded in one take):
    • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, opening
    • Strauss: Til Eulenspiegel, opening
    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, first movement, bar 84-110
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.

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline. The video recording must contain the following repertoire (piano accompaniment not required):

Performance Diploma (PD) and Bachelor of Music (BM) Applicants
  1. Two contrasting etudes, one from Barret Grand Studies and one from Ferling 48.
  2. Two contrasting movements from concerto/sonata/solo work (movements must be from different works).
  3. Two orchestral excerpts.
Master of Music (MM), Artist Diploma (AD) and Professional Studies Certificate (PSC) Applicants
  1. Two contrasting etudes, one from Barret Grand Studies and one from Ferling 48.
  2. One movement from Mozart C Major Concerto or Mozart F Major Quartet.
  3. One contrasting movement from a solo work (different genre than classical period).
  4. Three contrasting orchestral excerpts.
Live Audition Repertoire

Piano accompaniment is not required for the live audition.

Performance Diploma (PD) and Bachelor of Music (BM) Applicants
  1. Two contrasting movements from concerto/sonata/solo work (movements must be from different works).
  2. One etude.
  3. One orchestral excerpt.
  4. Sight-singing within three sharps/flats may be part of the live audition.
Master of Music (MM), Artist Diploma (AD) and Professional Studies Certificate (PSC) Applicants
  1. One movement from Mozart C Major Concerto or Mozart F Major Quartet.
  2. One contrasting movement from a solo work (different genre than classical period).
  3. Three contrasting orchestral excerpts.
  4. Sight-singing within four sharps/flats may be part of the live audition.
Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline. You should make separate tracks for each piece/excerpt.

Undergraduate Applicants—BM and PD

Snare Drum
Solo: Choose one etude from Twelve Etudes for Snare Drum by Delecluse: #1, 6, 9, or 10

Marimba 
Bach – One movement of applicant’s choice from Cello Suites, Violin Sonatas and Partitas, or Lute Suites (no repeats required)

Xylophone
Excerpt: Choose one standard excerpt of your choice

Timpani
Choose one work from: Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, a Hochrainer Etude, or a Delecluse Timpani Etude

Graduate Applicants—MM, AD, and PSC

Snare Drum 
Solo: Choose one etude from Twelve Etudes for Snare Drum by Delecluse: #1, 6, 9, or 10

Excerpt:
Excerpt: Prokofiev: Lt. Kije – rehearsals 1-2

Marimba 
Bach – One movement of applicant’s choice from Cello Suites, Violin Sonatas and Partitas, or Lute Suites (no repeats required)

Xylophone
Excerpts:
Gershwin: Porgy & Bess

Glockenspiel
Excerpts:
Mozart: Magic Flute

Timpani 
Choose one work from: Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, a Hochrainer Etude, or a Delecluse Timpani Etude

Live Audition Repertoire
Undergraduate Applicants—BM and PD

Repertoire for undergraduates is the same for the live audition as for prescreening.

Graduate Applicants—MM, AD, and PSC

Snare Drum
Solo: Choose one etude from Twelve Etudes for Snare Drum by Delecluse: #1, 4, 6, 9, 10, or 11
Excerpts:
1. Prokofiev: Lt. Kije – rehearsals 1-2
2. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, mvmts 3 and 4

Marimba
Bach – One movement of applicant’s choice from Cello Suites, Violin Sonatas and Partitas, or Lute Suites (no repeats required)
A contemporary 4-mallet solo of your choice

Xylophone
Excerpts:
1. Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
2. Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon – rehearsals 9-12 and 36-37

Glockenspiel
Excerpts:
1. Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice
2. Mozart: Magic Flute

Timpani
Choose one work from: Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, a Hochrainer Etude, or a Delecluse Timpani Etude

Excerpts:
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, first movement
2. Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
3. Mozart: Symphony No. 39

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is for you, the applicant, to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline.

Undergraduate Applicants – BM and PD

The videos must include at least 30 minutes of music from various musical periods and include a virtuosic etude (Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, or Stravinsky) and a classical work (Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, or Mendelssohn). The repertoire beyond the etude and classical work is at the discretion of the applicant and should be of a different style than the etude and classical work.

Graduate Applicants – MM, AD, and PSC

The videos must include at least 30 minutes of music from various musical periods and include a classical work (Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, or Mendelssohn). The repertoire beyond the classical work is at the discretion of the applicant and should be of different styles than the classical work.

Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to the live audition, you must fulfill the same requirements as the prescreening repertoire—at least 30 minutes of music, to include a virtuosic etude (BM and PD applicants only) and a classical work (all applicants). All audition repertoire must be memorized. Live audition selections may be different from the prescreening selections, so long as the requirements listed above are met. Sightreading may be a part of the live audition.

There are no auditions for tenor trombone for Fall 2022.

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is for you, the applicant, to upload a prescreening video recording by the December 1st application deadline. Piano accompaniment is preferred, but not required, for prescreening. The prescreening video recording must contain the following repertoire:

  1. One etude from Bordogni Melodious Etudes, Book One (Rochut)
  2. Two contrasting movements from a solo of the applicant’s choice
  3. Orchestral excerpts:
  • Mozart Tuba Mirum from the Requiem
  • Berlioz Hungarian March (1 measure before #4 to 3 measures after #5)
  • Ravel Bolero
Live Audition Repertoire
Bachelor of Music (BM) and Performance Diploma (PD) Applicants

If you are invited to audition, you must prepare works from each category listed below. Piano accompaniment is required. A list of pianists will be provided.

Scales
All major and minor scales, two octaves, both slurred and tongued.

Etudes
• Blazhevich Clef Studies (bass, tenor and alto clefs) – Etudes #67 and #71.

Solo Work
One slow and one fast movement from a solo of the applicant’s choice or a piece with contrasting sections
OR
Choose one of the following:
• Guilmant Morceau Symphonique
• Lars-Erik Larsson Concertino
• Serocki Sonatine

Orchestral Excerpts
• Berlioz Hungarian March
• Mozart Tuba Mirum from the Requiem
• Ravel Bolero
• Rossini Overture to La Gazza Ladra (all sections)
• Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (major and minor sections)

Master of Music (MM), Artist Diploma (AD) and Professional Studies Certificate (PSC) Applicants

Scales
All major and minor scales, two octaves, both slurred and tongued.

Etudes
• Blazhevich Clef Studies (bass, tenor and alto clefs) – Etudes #67 and #71.

Solo Work
Choose one of the following:
• Casterede Sonatine
• Defaye Deux Danses
• Grondahl Concerto
• Martin Ballade
• Sulek Vox Gabrieli

Orchestral Excerpts
• Berlioz Hungarian March
• Mahler Symphony No. 3 (first solo)
• Mozart Tuba Mirum from the Requiem
• Ravel Bolero
• Rossini Overture to La Gazza Ladra (all sections)
• Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (major and minor sections)

There are no auditions for bass trombone for Fall 2022.

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 preferred, but not required, for precreening. The prescreening recording must contain the following repertoire:

  1. One etude from Bordogni Melodious Etudes, Book One (Rochut), played down an octave
  2. Two contrasting movements from a solo of the applicant’s choice
  3. Orchestral excerpts:
  • Haydn Creation
  • Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (B major section only)
Live Audition Repertoire
Bachelor of Music (BM) and Performance Diploma (PD) Applicants

If you are invited to audition, you must prepare works from each category listed below. Piano accompaniment is required. A list of pianists will be provided.

Scales
All major and minor scales, two octaves, both slurred and tongued

Etudes
One etude from EACH of the following:
• Fink Studies in Legato OR Bordogni Melodious Etudes Book One (Rochut) – The Bordogni must be played at pitch and also in bass clef down an octave.
• Blume 36 Studies for F attachment Trombone – Choose one non-legato etude.
• Grigoriev 24 Studies for Bass Trombone

Solo Work
Choose ONE of the following:
• Galliard – One sonata (applicant’s choice)
• McCarty Sonata
• One slow and one fast movement from a concerto of the applicant’s choice
• Two contrasting short solos

Orchestral Excerpts
• Berlioz Hungarian March
• Franck Symphony in d minor
• Haydn Creation
• Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (major and minor sections)

Master of Music (MM), Artist Diploma (AD) and Professional Studies Certificate (PSC) Applicants

If you are invited to audition, you must prepare works from each category listed below. Piano accompaniment is required. A list of pianists will be provided

Scales
All major and minor scales at least two octaves, both slurred and tongued

Etudes
One etude from EACH of the following:
• Bordogni Melodious Etudes Book One (Rochut) – The Bordogni must be played at pitch and also in bass clef down an octave.
• Blume 36 Studies for F attachment Trombone
• Grigoriev 24 Studies for Bass Trombone

Solo Work
• Bach Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 5
AND
Two contrasting movements from one of the following:
• Ewazen Concerto
• McCarty Sonata
• Ritter-George Concerto

Orchestral Excerpts
• Berlioz Hungarian March
• Haydn Creation
• Kodaly Hary Janos Suite
• Schumann Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” (fourth movement)
• Strauss Ein Heldenleben
• Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (major and minor sections)

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline. Piano accompaniment is preferred, but not required, for prescreening. The prescreening recording must contain the following repertoire:

Undergraduate Applicants—BM and PD
  1. Charlier Etude #2
  2. Two contrasting movements from a concerto or sonata of applicant’s choice
  3. Four orchestral excerpts:
    • Beethoven: Leonore 3 Offstage
    • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade)
    • Stravinsky: Petrushka (Ballerina)
    • Mahler Symphony No. 5: Opening Solo
Graduate Applicants—MM, AD, and PSC
  1. Two etudes: Charlier Etude #2 plus Bitsch Etude #1 or #5
  2. Honegger “Intrada”
  3. Two contrasting movements from a concerto or sonata of applicant’s choice
  4. Four orchestral excerpts:
    • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade)
    • Stravinsky: Petrushka (Ballerina and Waltz)
    • Mahler Symphony No. 5: Opening Solo
    • Bach: Piccolo trumpet excerpt of applicant’s choice
Live Audition Repertoire

Memorization of audition repertoire is recommended but not required; scales must be memorized. Piano accompaniment is required. A list of pianists will be provided.

Chosen material should represent the candidate’s highest level of proficiency, and should demonstrate musicality, lyrical playing, and technical facility.

Undergraduate Applicants—BM and PD
  1. Charlier Etude #2
  2. Enesco “Legend”
  3. Solo of applicant’s choice
  4. Four orchestral excerpts:
    • Beethoven: Leonore 3 Offstage
    • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade)
    • Stravinsky: Petrushka (Ballerina)
    • Mahler Symphony No. 5: Opening Solo
  5. All major and minor scales

Sightreading will also be part of the audition process.

Graduate Applicants—MM, AD, and PSC
  1. Etude of choice from Charlier/Bitsch/Chaynes/Tomasi or equivalent
  2. Honegger “Intrada”
  3. Complete concerto or sonata of applicant’s choice
  4. Four orchestral excerpts:
    • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade)
    • Stravinsky: Petrushka (Ballerina and Waltz)
    • Mahler Symphony No. 5: Opening Solo
    • Bach: Piccolo trumpet excerpt of applicant’s choice
  5.  All major and minor scales

Sightreading will also be part of the audition process.

There are no auditions for tuba for Fall 2022.

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:

  • One etude from Bordogni Solfeggi for Tuba (published by Encore Music or Robert King)
  • Two contrasting movements from a solo of the applicant’s choice, such as:
    • Concertos by Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Williams or Edward Gregson
    • Sonata by Bruce Broughton, Three Miniatures by Anthony Plog, etc.
  • Orchestral Excerpts
    • Berlioz, Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust
    • Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 (first movement, rehearsal number 3 up to 7 measures after rehearsal number 5)
    • Wagner, Overture to Die Meistersinger (Letter J, measure 158, to Letter L, measure 188)
    • Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries
Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, you must prepare works from each category listed below. Piano accompaniment is required. A list of pianists will be provided.

Repertoire requirements are the same for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Etudes
One etude from Bordogni Solfeggi for Tuba (published by Encore Music or Robert King)

Solo Work
Two contrasting movements from a solo of the applicant’s choice, such as:

  • Concertos by Ralph Williams, John Williams or Edward Gregson
    • Sonata by Bruce Broughton, Three Miniatures by Anthony Plog, etc.

Orchestral Excerpts
• Berlioz, Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust
• Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis (second movement, from Letter L to 9 measures after Letter M)
• Mahler, Symphony No. 1 (third movement, measures 15-24)
• Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 (first movement, rehearsal number 3 to 7 measures after rehearsal number 5)
• Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel (three measures before rehearsal number 37 to four measures before rehearsal number 38)
• Wagner, Overture to Die Meistersinger (Letter J, measure 158, to Letter L, measure 188)
• Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline. The prescreening recordings must contain the following 3 repertoire selections:

  1. A prelude from any Bach Suite, any substantial movement from Bach’s Violin Sonatas and Partitas, or Bach-Kodaly Fantasia Cromatica. Must be played from memory.
  2. One of the following concertos (must be played from memory):
    • Hoffmeister (first movement with any cadenza of your choice)
    • Stamitz (first movement with any cadenza of your choice)
    • Walton (first movement)
    • Bartok (first movement)
  3. One work as follows:
    • If piano accompaniment is available to you:
      • One standard repertoire sonata, or comparable work with piano accompaniment.  This work does not need to be from memory.
    • If piano accompaniment is not possible, please choose from one of the following pieces, which must be played from memory:
      • Any complete Hindemith solo sonata
      • Any complete Reger solo suite
      • Penderecki Cadenza

Please upload each work as an individual track.

Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, the live audition repertoire is the same as the pre-screening requirements.  Piano accompaniment is required; a list of pianists will be provided.

Prescreening Repertoire

The first step of the audition process is for you, the applicant, to upload prescreening videos by the December 1st application deadline. Piano accompaniment is NOT required this year. Repertoire is the same for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The prescreening recordings must contain the following repertoire:

Caprice
Choice of any Dont or Gaviniès etude, or a Paganini Caprice

Bach
One movement of the applicant’s choice

Concerto Movement
Choose one work from this list; prepare movements as indicated:

  • Barber, Concerto, Op. 14 (first and last movements)
  • Bartok, Concerto No. 2 (first and second movements)
  • Beethoven, Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (first movement)
  • Brahms, Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (first movement)
  • Bruch, Concerto #1 in G minor, Op. 26 (first and last movements)
  • Bruch, Scottish Fantasy (entire work)
  • Conus, Concerto in E minor (first movement including cadenza)
  • Dvorak, Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 (first or third movement)
  • Ernst, Concerto in F# minor (first movement)
  • Glazunov, Concerto (complete work)
  • Karlowicz, Concerto in A Major, Op. 8 (first movement)
  • Khachaturian, Concerto (first movement)
  • Korngold, Concerto (first movement)
  • Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21 (two movements required: either first or fifth PLUS either second, third, or fourth movements)
  • Mendelssohn, Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (first movement)
  • Paganini, Concerto #1 in D Major, Op. 6 (first movement including cadenza)
  • Prokofiev, Concerto #1 in D Major, Op. 19 (first movement)
  • Prokofiev, Concerto #2 in G minor, Op. 63 (first movement)
  • Saint-Saens, Concerto #3 in B minor, Op. 61 (first movement)
  • Shostakovich, Concerto (last movement beginning at cadenza)
  • Sibelius, Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (first movement)
  • Tchaikovsky, Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (first movement)
  • Walton, Concerto (entire work)
  • Wieniawski, Concerto #1 in F# minor, Op. 14 (first movement)
  • Wieniawski, Concerto #2 in D minor, Op. 22 (first and last movements)
  • Vieuxtemps, Concerto #4 in D minor, Op. 31 (first and last movements)
  • Vieuxtemps, Concerto #5 in A minor, Op. 37 (first movement including cadenza)

Virtuoso Piece
One virtuoso piece of the applicant’s choice

Live Audition Repertoire

If you are invited to audition, the live audition repertoire is the same as above.  All violin audition repertoire must be memorized, with no exceptions. Piano accompaniment is required; a list of pianists will be provided.