Violin Audition Requirements


• One etude or caprice.

• Two contrasting movements from a Bach Sonata or Partita.

• The first or third movement of a concerto.

Performing all requirements from memory is preferred but not required.

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.


Applicants for the MM degree must play a first movement of a standard concerto, two movements of a Bach solo sonata, and two additional contrasting works.

Applicants for the DMA degree must play the following:

• A complete Bach solo Sonata or Partita - performed by memory.

• A complete major concerto - performed by memory.

• A major work of contrasting style to the above.

Applicants for the Artist Diploma program should prepare 30 minutes of music, using the DMA audition requirements as a guide.

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.​