Artist Diploma in Double Bass Performance

Paul Ellison, faculty
Timothy Pitts, faculty

Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2017

Preliminary submission is by video.

When recording the preliminary submission, please record with your full body and instrument in the frame. Please include a movement from a concerto and two contrasting movements of Bach.

The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $24 fee to use this service.

If you have not heard from us by January 5, 2018, please email us.

Required graduate live audition repertoire

  • Full Bach suite of the applicant's choice
  • Major concerto
  • Standard excerpts: Mozart Symphony No. 35 (first and fourth movements); Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (third movement); Brahms Symphony No. 2 (first and fourth movements); Strauss Ein Heldenleben #9, #40, the Battle Scene complete.
  • One virtuoso work
  • One solo piece written after 1950

Live auditions will be held February 12 and 13, 2018

Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.

Submit your digital application