Audition Requirements - Strings

School of Music – Instrument Requirements

Strings

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VIOLIN

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

VIOLA

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

VIOLONCELLO

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

DOUBLE BASS/STRING BASS

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

CLASSICAL GUITAR

  1. Repertoire
      • Transcription of one movement from a lute or cello suite, or violin partita by Bach
      • One piece of your own choice from the renaissance, classical, romantic or modern period, minimum level RCM grade 7 or equivalent
  2. Studies
      • 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 scales starting on E - 2 octaves

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