Violoncello Audition Requirements
Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E)
Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)Applicants should prepare the following, either for the final audition recording, or on-campus audition:
Two contrasting movements from two different pieces.
Transfer students should prepare two movements of a solo Bach work and a solo of their choice.
Master of Music (M.M.)
Performer Diploma-Orchestral Studies (P.D.O.S.)
Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)
M.M. and P.D.S.P. applicants should prepare the following, either for a recording or on-campus audition:
- Two contrasting movements from a Bach solo suite
- A sonata with piano
- A major concerto
P.D.O.S. applicants should prepare the following, either for a recording, or on-campus audition:
First Movement of either the Schumann or Dvorak Concerto
First Movement of the Haydn D Major Concerto
Three of the following contrasting excerpts from this list, one of which must be the first page of Don Juan:
Beethoven-Symphony No. 5, 2nd and 3rd Movs.
Beethoven-Symphony No. 8, 3rd Mov. (Trio)
Mendelssohn-A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo
Brahms-Symphony No. 2, 2nd Mov.
Verdi-Requim, No. 3 Offertorium
Doctor of Music (D.M.)
Doctor of Music (D.M.) applicants for the D.M. degree in violin, viola, violoncello and double bass must submit a preliminary screening recording online for consideration for a live department audition. This audition will be by invitation only and only after a review of the screening recording. Auditions take place during the regular JSOM Audition/Interview weekends. Screening recordings must be received no later than December 1, 2015. Please click here for detailed instructions. The Jacobs School of Music does supply a pianist for doctoral entrance auditions; however, you must contact the chair of the string department as soon as your screening recording has been passed to submit repertoire and arrange a meeting with a pianist.
D.M. applicants should prepare the following, either for a preliminary screening recording or on-campus department audition:
- Two contrasting movements from a Bach solo suite.
- A sonata with piano.
- A major concerto.