Electric Viola Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (BM, BME)

Audition material totaling 15-25 minutes, from which the audition committee will choose excerpts. The audition should consist of three or more pieces in contrasting styles of your choice. These can be on electric viola alone, with backing tracks, or with other musicians. Original material and improvisations are welcome. Please contact Prof. Rudolf Haken rlhaken@illinois.edu with questions regarding audition repertoire; equipment we provide for live auditions; instructions for recorded auditions; etc. 

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 on one of the auditions dates, or by arrangement with Prof. Haken by emailing rlhaken@illinois.edu Applicants can select their date preference on their supplemental music form.

GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (MM, DMA & Artist Diploma)

Audition material totaling 30-40 minutes, from which the audition committee will choose excerpts. The audition should consist of four or more pieces in contrasting styles of your choice. These can be on electric viola alone, with backing tracks, or with other musicians. Original material and improvisations are welcome. Please contact Prof. Rudolf Haken rlhaken@illinois.edu with questions regarding audition repertoire; equipment we provide for live auditions; instructions for recorded auditions; etc. 

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 on one of the audition dates. Applicants can register for their interview after submitting the Graduate College application.​