Cello Audition Requirements

Moisés Molina playing celloAll applicants must audition in person to be considered for admission and scholarship. DVDs from applicants living outside the continental U.S. will be considered on a case by case basis.

Please direct all questions to Dr. Moisés Molina, Assistant Professor of Cello, at (205) 348-1466 or mmolina1@ua.edu.

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