Double Bass Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (BM, BME)

• Two Orchestral Excerpts from the following choices:
  a. Beethoven's 5th Symphony, trio from 3rd movement or Beethoven's 9th Symphony, recitative from 4th movement.
  b. Mozart 40 Mvt. I or Mozart 41 Mvt. IV.
  c. Verdi – Othello Solo or Mahler Symphony I, 3rd movement, bass solo.

• One movement from a Bach Cello Suite.

• One movement from a standard concerto.

Undergraduate applicants who would like to submit a recorded audition should follow the steps outlined here: recorded audition. All students who submit a recorded audition will have a virtual interview with the faculty. Applicants can select their date preference on their supplemental music form.


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (MM)

• Two movements from a Bach Cello Suite.

• Orchestral excerpts - prepare key passages from the following choices: 

  a. Mozart's 35th Symphony & 40th Symphony; or 41st Symphony.
  b. Beethoven's 3rd Symphony, Scherzo, or Strauss' Don Juan.
  c. Til Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.

• A complete standard concerto from memory.

Graduate applicants who would like to submit a recorded audition should upload the audition directly to their Graduate College application. Graduate applicants who submit a recorded audition will also register for a virtual interview with the faculty. Applicants can register for their interview after submitting the Graduate College application.​ 


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (DMA)

• Three or more movements from Bach Cello Suite(s) of your choice.

• Orchestral Excerpts – prepare key passages from Mozart's 35th Symphony, Beethoven's 5th Symphony, and Strauss' Ein Heldenleben.

• A complete standard concerto from memory.

Graduate applicants who would like to submit a recorded audition should upload the audition directly to their Graduate College application. Graduate applicants who submit a recorded audition will also register for a virtual interview with the faculty. Applicants can register for their interview after submitting the Graduate College application.​