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Pre-Screening

All cellists must upload a pre-screening video containing 10-15 minutes of music from the audition repertoire listed below for your chosen degree program.

Pre-screening videos are required for Regular Decision only and must be submitted with your application by December 1st.

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Auditions

Bachelor of Music

  • A movement of a concerto from standard literature or 5-10 minutes of an equivalent piece such as Schelomo or Rococo Variations.
  • Prelude plus one other movement from an unaccompanied suite by Bach.
    • Please omit repeats in the dance movement.
  • One etude from one of the following: Duport 21 Etudes, Popper High School of Cello Playing, Piatti 12 Caprices

Master of Music & Graduate Performance Diploma

  • Two contrasting movements of a concerto from standard literature or equivalent piece such as Schelomo or Rococo Variations.
    • Please record a minimum of 3-5 minutes from each movement.
    • For pieces such as Schelomo or Rococo, please record 5-10 minutes.
    • Include all cadenzas where applicable.
  • A prelude plus one other movement from an unaccompanied suite by Bach.
    • Please omit repeats in the dance movement.
  • A shorter piece of your choice or a complete movement from a sonata or larger work, which shows a stylistic or personal musical interest.

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Complete major concerto from the romantic period to the present, or equivalent piece such as Schelomo or Rococo Variations.
    • Please record a minimum of 3-5 minutes from each movement.
    • For pieces such as Schelomo or Rococo, please record 5-10 minutes.
    • Include all cadenzas where applicable.
  • 1st movement of Haydn Concerto in C or D, including cadenza.
  • A complete unaccompanied suite by Bach.
    • Please omit repeats in the dance movements.
  • Choice of any complete sonata or solo piece.
    • Please record 5-10 minutes in total with representative sections from each movement.
  • Any additional work from the late 20th or 21st century.
    • Please record 5-10 minutes.

Artist Diploma

AD applicants must prepare a program of no less than 70 minutes duration, representing at least three style periods and including at least two large-scale works. To meet this requirement, please follow the repertoire outline for the DMA listed above.