Audition Information

Viola 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 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:

  • Excerpts from a recital program, including no fewer than three works.  (A recital program is 3 substantial contrasting works.)

P.D.O.S. applicants should prepare the following, either for a recording, or on-campus audition:

First movement of one of the following concertos:

Walton

Bartok

Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher

AND

First Movement of a classical concerto

AND

Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts of your choice.

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, 2014. 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: 

  • Excerpts from a recital program, including no fewer than three works.