Audition Information

Violoncello Audition Requirements

(prescreen required for DM applicants only)

Undergraduate

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.)

Graduate

Master of Music (M.M.)

Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

Performer Diploma-Orchestra Studies (P.D.O.S.)

Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Undergraduate Requirements

Auditions are held on the Bloomington Campus.

Final Recorded Audition - If you are unable to attend a live audition, applicants may submit a final recorded audition via the JSoM Supplemental Application. If you are a D.M. applicant, please indicate in your application that your recording submissions are intended to serve both as prescreen and audition recordings.

Undergraduate applicants should prepare:

  • Two contrasting movements from two different pieces.

  • Transfer students should prepare two movements of a solo Bach work and a solo of their choice.

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Graduate Requirements - M.M./P.D.S.P./P.D.O.S.

Auditions are held on the Bloomington Campus.

Final Recorded Audition - If you are unable to attend a live audition, applicants may submit a final recorded audition via the JSoM Supplemental Application. Please indicate in your application that your recording submissions are intended to serve both as prescreen and audition recordings.

M.M. and P.D.S.P. applicants should prepare:

  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach solo suite
  • A major concerto
  • A solo piece of the applicant's choice

P.D.O.S. applicants should prepare:

  • 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
    • Strauss-Don Juan

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Graduate Requirements - D.M.

Prescreen

D.M. cello applicants must submit a prescreen via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

Prescreen repertoire requirements are the same as the audition requirements.

Audition

Audition is by invitation only based on prescreen review.

JSoM provides a pianist for doctoral entrance auditions; however, you must contact the chair of the string department as soon as you receive notice that you passed prescreen to submit repertoire and arrange a meeting with a pianist.

D.M. Prescreen/ Audition Repertoire:
  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach solo suite
  • A major concerto
  • A solo piece of the applicant's choice

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