Violin Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (BM, BME)

1. One etude or caprice.
2. Two contrasting movements from a Bach Sonata or Partita.
3. 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 on one of the auditions dates. Applicants can select their date preference on their supplemental music form.


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for the M.M. 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 D.M.A. degree must play the following:

1. A complete Bach solo Sonata or Partita - performed by memory.
2. A complete major concerto - performed by memory.
3. A major work of contrasting style to the above.

*Applicants for the Artist Diploma program should prepare 30 minutes of music, using the D.M.A. 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 on one of the audition dates. Applicants can register for their interview after submitting the Graduate College application.​