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Audition Repertoire Requirements-Bowed and Fretted Strings

VIOLIN

1. Major scales to be chosen from 4 sharps through 4 flats, long bows with vibrato to demonstrate tone

2. An etude or study representative of your level of technique (Rode, Kreutzer, Mazas, Dont).

3. A movement of solo Bach, 6 Solo Sonatas and Partitas

4. A concerto movement of your choice; representative examples such as:

  • W.A. Mozart: Concerto #4 in D Major, 1st movement.
  • M. Bruch: Concerto in G Minor, 1st movement.
  • H. Wieniawski: Concerto #2 in d Minor, 1st movement


VIOLA

1. Major scales to be chosen from 4 sharps through 4 flats, long bows with vibrato to demonstrate tone

2. An etude or study representative of your level of technique (Kreutzer, Mazas, Kayser).

3. A movement of solo Bach, 6 Solo Cello Suites

4. Another solo of your choice; representative examples such as:

  • Stamitz: Concerto in D Major, 1st movement
  • Hoffmeister: Concerto in D Major, 1st movement
  • Bloch: Meditation and Processional

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CELLO

1. Major and relative melodic minor scales (up to 4 #’ s and 4b’s), three to four octaves, to be played without vibrato, in quarter notes at 120 tempo,single and slurred bow, two notes per bow.

2. An etude from the following: Schroeder, 170 Studies, Book 1,2, or 3.Kruetzer, Duport, Dotzauer or equivalent.

3. A solo representative in difficulty of the following examples:

  • J.S. Bach: Unaccompanied Suites #s 1-3, any movement.
  • C.P.E. Bach: C Minor Concerto.
  • F. J. Haydn: C Major Concerto, 1st movement.
  • Saint-Saens: Concerto; Allegro Appassionato.
  • Vivaldi: any Sonata.
  • Eccles: Sonata.
  • Brahms: Sonata in E Minor, any movement.


DOUBLE BASS

1. Major and relative melodic minor scales (up to 4 #’ s and 4b’s), two octaves, to be played without vibrato, in quarter notes at 120 tempo,single and slurred bow, two notes per bow.

2. An etude demonstrating some aspect of your technique, ex. Simandl

3. A solo representative in difficulty of the following examples:

  • Vivaldi: any Sonata.
  • Eccles: Sonata.
  • Capuzzi, Bass Concerto


CLASSICAL GUITAR

1. Major and relative melodic minor scales (up to 3 #’s and 3 b’s), two to three octaves in quarter notes at mm120 with rest strokes. (See Diatonic Major and Minor Scales by A. Segovia, Columbia Music Co.; or Scales and Arpeggios Album, Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, F. Harris Music).

2. An etude from Studies for the Guitar by F. Sor, A. Segovia, editor (Edward B. Marks Music Co.), 25 Melodious and Progressive Studies for Guitar, Op. 60 by M. Carcassi (Carl Fischer Inc.) or Etudes Simples, Book 1 by L. Brouwer (Editions Max Eschig).

3. A solo from Repertoire and Studies Album, Books 1-3, Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto (F. Harris Music).

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