Indiana University

Audition Information

Violoncello-Audition-Requirements

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
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

AND

First Movement of the Haydn D Major Concerto

AND

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

Strauss-Don Juan 

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, 2013. Please click here for detailed instructions. The Jacobs School of Music does not supply pianists for doctoral entrance auditions; however, the chair can supply names of competent pianists who will charge a fee for their service.

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.