Doctor of Musical Arts in Double Bass Performance

Paul Ellison, faculty
Timothy Pitts, faculty


Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2016

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.

Preliminary submission is by video

Please include a movement from a concerto and two contrasting movements of Bach.

Required graduate live audition repertoire

The repertoire for the audition must include one work from each of the following groups.
» 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.

DMA auditions will be held on January 30 and February 8, 2017

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

Submit your digital application