Strings

Bass Audition Requirements

All applicants must audition in person to be considered for admission two musicians performingand scholarship. DVDs from applicants living outside the continental U.S. will be considered on a case by case basis. Please direct all questions to Ben Crofut, instructor of string bass, at (205) 348-9121 or bcrofut@ua.edu.

BM Music Performance

  • A/B♭ scales and arpeggios in two octaves.
  • Two contrasting solo works or comparable études from the standard literature.
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice.

BS Music Education

  • A/B♭ scales and arpeggios in two octaves.
  • Two contrasting solo works or comparable études from the standard literature.
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice.

BM Music Therapy

  • A/B♭ scales and arpeggios in two octaves.
  • Two contrasting solo works or comparable études from the standard literature.
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice.

MM Music Performance

  • 1st and 2nd movement of a standard Double Bass concerto (Dragonetti, Dittersdorf, Vanhal, Bottesini, or Koussevitsky) with cadenza.
  • One movement from any of the Six Cello Suites by J.S. Bach
  • One solo piece of your choice.
  • Three contrasting excerpts from the standard orchestral literature.

DMA Music Performance

  • A complete concerto from the standard repertoire.
  • A complete sonata.
  • A solo work written after 1945.