Strings and String Quartet

Strings 
  • Violin: Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach Sonata or Partita and the first movement from a standard concerto.
  • Viola: Two contrasting movements from a Bach suite and the first movement from a standard concerto.
  • Cello: Two contrasting movements from a Bach suite and the first movement from a standard concerto.
  • Bass: One movement of a Bach Cello Suite. Two contrasting movements of a concerto or other significant solo work. Orchestral Excerpts: Beethoven Symphony No. 5, 3rd movement, and Mozart Symphony No. 40, 4th movement, mm. 49-70 or applicant’s choice. Scales with varied bow articulations (staccato, legato, detache, marcato). 
Graduate String Quartet 
  • Two complete works of contrasting styles, demonstrating the quartet’s overall playing level.
  • Following a live audition, there will be a coaching session with the faculty Artists-in-Residence. 
  • For audition recordings, a recording of two complete works of contrasting styles. A video recording is preferred.