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Viola Audition Repertoire

All Applicants

All movements or selections should be recorded in their entirety.

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

  • Why are you interested in Peabody?
  • Who is your favorite composer?
  • What is your favorite hobby?

Bachelor of Music

  • Two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach. Please omit repeats in the dance movements.
  • One movement from a standard sonata (Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Shostakovich) or a comparable work
  • One movement from the Bartok, Walton, or Hindemith concertos or a virtuoso movement from a standard classical concerto

Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma

The graduate repertoire in viola is patterned after a typical undergraduate senior recital. In order to provide some latitude, the requirements are not dictated. However, you must prepare sufficient material to perform a full solo recital containing works which show a diversity of periods and styles.

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.

Doctor of Musical Arts

The graduate repertoire in viola is patterned after a typical graduate recital. In order to provide some latitude, the requirements are not dictated. However, you must prepare sufficient material to perform a full solo recital containing works which show a diversity of periods and styles.