Audition Requirements - Strings

VIOLIN

  1. Repertoire
    1. Two contrasting movements from the Six Solo Sonatas and Partitas (BWV 1001 -1006) by J. S. Bach
    2. One piece of your own choice
  2. Technical Requirements
    1. All major and melodic minor scales, three octaves, slurring four notes per bow, in eighth notes, half-note = 48
    2. All major and minor arpeggios, three octaves, slurring three notes per bow, in triplet eighth notes, quarter-note = 48
  3. Sight Reading

For information about Memorial University’s violin program, please contact Dr. Nancy Dahn.


VIOLA

  1. Repertoire
    1. Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied work by Bach
    2. One piece of your own choice
  2. Technical Requirements
    1. All major and melodic minor scales, two octaves, slurring four notes per bow, in eighth notes, half-note = 48
    2. All major and minor arpeggios, two octaves, slurring three notes per bow, in triplet eighth notes, quarter-note = 48
  3. Sight Reading

For information about Memorial University’s viola program, please contact Dr. Nancy Dahn.


VIOLINCELLO

  1. Repertoire
    1. J.S. Bach: Any two contrasting movements from the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello
    2. One piece of your own choice
  2. Technical Requirements
    1. All major and melodic minor scales, two octaves, slurring four notes per bow, in eighth notes, half-note = 48
    2. All major and minor arpeggios, two octaves, slurring three notes, per bow, in triplet eighth notes, quarter-note = 48
  3. Sight Reading

For information about Memorial University’s cello program, please contact Dr. Vernon Regehr.


DOUBLE BASS/STRING BASS

  1. Repertoire
    1. Two contrasting movements from a baroque sonata
    2. One piece of your own choice
  2. Technical Requirements
    1. Major scales: E, F, G, A, Bb, and C, two octaves, slurring two notes
    2. Melodic minor scales: E, F#, G, A, and B, two octaves, slurring two notes
  3. Sight Reading

For information about Memorial University’s double bass program, please contact Dr. Vernon Regehr.


CLASSICAL GUITAR

  1. Repertoire
    1. Transcription of one movement from a lute or cello suite, or violin partita by Bach
    2. One piece of your own choice from the renaissance, classical, romantic or modern period, minimum level RCM grade 7 or equivalent
  2. Studies
    1. One study, minimum level RCM grade 7 or equivalent
  3. Technical Requirements
    • All major scales - 2 octaves
    • All harmonic and melodic minor scales - 2 octaves
    • Chromatic scale starting on E - 2 octaves

For information about Memorial University’s classical guitar program, please contact Prof. Sylvie Proulx.

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