Audition Information

Viola 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.)

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 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:

  • 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
  • First Movement of a classical concerto
  • Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts of your choice.
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Graduate Requirements - D.M.

Prescreen

D.M. viola 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 Requirements:
  • Excerpts from a recital program, including no fewer than three works.

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