Strings

CELLO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Music Performance

  • One movement from a J.S. Bach unaccompanied cello suite
  • One movement of a standard concerto
  • One additional contrasting piece. An etude is also accepted in this category.
  • (It is highly recommended that at least one selection be performed from memory)

Bachelor of Music Education

  • One movement from a J.S. Bach unaccompanied cello suite
  • One movement of a standard concerto or sonata
  • (It is highly recommended that at least one selection be performed from memory)

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy

  • Two contrasting movements from the standard cello literature

Graduate Degrees

Master of Music

  • Two contrasting movements from any J.S. Bach suite for unaccompanied cello. Memorization for these selections is highly recommended
  • One movement of a standard concerto. It is highly recommended chosen movement be memorized.
  • An Etude or Caprice (Popper, Piatti, Servais, etc)

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • The Prelude and a movement of the applicant’s choice from any J.S. Bach suite for unaccompanied cello. It is highly recommended these selections be memorized.
  • One movement of a standard concerto. It is highly recommended this selection be memorized.
  • An Etude or Caprice
  • One movement of a cello sonata
  • Audition selections must include at least one work from the 20th or 21st Century