Strings

Violoncello Curriculum

MUA 177

 Fall Jury

 Performance

  • A Classical or Baroque piece from the standard repertoire (single movement from a multi-movement work is acceptable).
  • Three octaves scales and arpeggios from one of the following keys: D Major, G Major, C Major, B Major, A Minor, G Minor, D Minor, B Minor.

Music Education

  • A Classical or Baroque piece from the standard repertoire (single movement from a multi-movement work is acceptable). Scales as assigned.

 Spring Jury

 Performance

  • A complete work by a Classical or Baroque composer, in case of concerto, cadenza must be included.
  • A pair of Major and Minor three octave scales and arpeggios selected from the follow keys: F Major, B-flat Major, E-flat Major, A-flat Major, F Minor, G Minor, C Minor.

Music Education

  • Two contrasting works selected by the instructor. (Etudes are acceptable). Scales as assigned.

 MUA 277

 Fall Jury

 Performance

  • First Movement of a Classical or concerto, including cadenza.
  • An etude by Popper or comparable.
  • A pair of Major and Minor three octaves scales and arpeggios. Double stops as assigned.

Music Education

  • A movement of J.S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello.
  • Scales as assigned.

Spring Jury

Performance Majors

  • A complete Classical or Romantic concerto.
  • A short virtuosic work with or without accompaniment.
  • A pair of Major and Minor three octaves scales and arpeggios and double stops (3rds, 6ths, simple octaves) selected from the following keys: F Major, F Minor, B-flat Major, B-flat Minor, E-flat Major, E-flat Minor, A-flat Major, A-flat Minor, D-flat Major, D-flat Minor.

Music Education

  • First Movement of a Baroque or Classical Concerto, cadenza included. Scales as assigned.

 MUA 377

 Fall Jury

 Performance Major

  • A complete Baroque or Classical Sonata for Cello and Piano.
  • A Romantic Work.
  • First Movement of a standard Romantic Concerto, including cadenza.

Music Education

  • First movement of a Classical or Baroque Sonata for Cello and Piano.
  • Scales as assigned.

Spring Jury:

 Performance Majors
No jury required for those students who give a full recital. Junior Recital must include the following selections:

  • A virtuoso work for cello and piano.
  • Two contrasting movements from J.S. Bach’s unaccompanied suite.

Music Education

  • A complete Baroque or Classical Sonata for Cello and Piano

 MUA 477

 Fall Jury

Performance Majors

  • Two contrasting movements from J.S. Bach’s unaccompanied Suites for Cello. 2) A complete Romantic or Impressionist Sonata for Cello and Piano.
  • A work composed after 1900.

Music Education

  • A complete Romantic or Impressionist Sonata for Cello and Piano

Spring Jury

 Performance Majors
*No jury required for those students who give a full recital. Senior Recital must include the following selections:

  • A work composed after 1900.
  • Two complete sonatas with or without piano accompaniment from different musical periods.
  • A virtuoso work that demonstrates the over-all fluency and command of the instrument.

Music Education

  • First movement of a Romantic Concerto, cadenza included. 2) A movement of J.S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello.

MUA 137

(Applied Cello for Non-Majors)

Fall and Spring Juries

  • A piece assigned by the instructor, that demonstrates the current level of the student’s ability. Scales as assigned.

 MUA 237

(Applied Cello as Secondary Instrument for Majors)

Fall and Spring Juries

  • A piece assigned by the instructor, that demonstrates the current level of the student’s ability. Scales as assigned.

MUA 577

 First Year

Fall Semester Jury

  • A complete Romantic Concerto.
  • Two contrasting movements of an unaccompanied work by J.S. Bach.
  • Piatti Caprice.

Spring Semester

  • A complete Romantic Concerto other than the one performed in previous Jury.
  • A solo work written after 1900.
  • A virtuoso work.

Second Year

Fall Semester Jury

  • A complete Classical concerto.
  • A complete sonata for violin and piano written after 1800. 3) A complete unaccompanied suite for cello by J.S. Bach.

Spring Semester

*A Full-length Solo Recital that must include the following works from at least three different musical periods.

  • A complete sonata for cello and piano.
  • A virtuoso work by one of these composers.
  • A romantic work.
  • A work from the standard repertoire written after 1900.

MUS 677

Materials chosen in consultation with individual student and considering repertoire studied up admission into the DMA program.