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All students applying for entry into the fall 2021 semester must record all pieces in their entirety according to the repertoire requirements below. For further information on audition procedures for the coming year, please click here.

When making your audition video, please answer one of the following three questions:

  1. Name one aspect of your playing you feel satisfied with, and one aspect that is a challenge.
  2. Why do you play music?
  3. Between curiosity, creativity, and consistency, which one do you currently value most, and why?

Bachelor of Music

  • Two contrasting pieces from the standard repertoire. Individual movements of sonatas, concertos, or suites are acceptable.
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts

Master of Music/Graduate Performance Diploma

  • Three contrasting pieces from the standard repertoire, including at least one selection from the solo cello suites of J.S. Bach. Individual movements of sonatas, concertos, or suites are acceptable.
  • Four contrasting orchestral excerpts

Doctor of Musical Arts

 The DMA repertoire in double bass should mirror a typical graduate recital containing works which show a diversity of periods and styles. Applicants should submit the following:

  1. At least three movements from the same Solo Bach Cello Suite (no repeats)
  2. First two movements from a standard Double Bass Concerto (with Cadenzas where applicable)
  3. One Contemporary Piece for Double Bass (written after 1950)
  4. Any solo work of choice ( please limit to 10 minutes or less)

Artist Diploma

  1. Three movements from a single Solo Bach Cello Suite (no repeats)
  2. First two movements from a standard Double Bass Concerto (with Cadenzas where applicable)
  3. One Contemporary Piece for Double Bass (written after 1950)
  4. One Showpiece (transcription of a piece originally written for another instrument is acceptable; please limit the recorded material to 10 minutes or less)