Double Bass Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (BM, BME)

1. Major, melodic minor, and harmonic minor scales up to three sharps and three flats, through two octaves.
2. An exercise or an etude from any standard method book or etude book.
3. Two solo compositions of contrasting style.
4. One orchestral excerpt from the following list:  Mozart Symphony #40, movement 1, m. 113-138; Beethoven Symphony #5, movement 3, Trio; Tchaikovsky Symphony #4, movement 1, letter P to three after Q; Brahms Symphony #1, movement 1, letter E to first ending


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (MM, DMA)

1. Two solo compositions of contrasting style.
2. First movement of a concerto.
3. One movement of a Bach Cello Suite.
4. Two orchestral excerpts from the following list:

     • Mozart, Symphony #40, movement 1, m. 113-138
     • Beethoven, Symphony #5, movement 3, Trio
     • Tchaikovsky, Symphony #4, movement 1, letter P to three after Q
     • Brahms, Symphony #1, movement 1, letter E to first ending
     • Mahler, Symphony #2, movement 1, beginning to number 2
     • Verdi, Solo from Otello
     • Ginastera, Solo from Variaciones Concertantes