Preliminary submission is by video and should include the live audition repertoire. 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.
» Two contrasting movements of solo Bach (from any of the solo suites for cello)
» Two movements of a major concerto
» Representative excerpts from: a Mozart Symphony (Nos. 39, 35, 40, 41); Brahms Symphony No. 1 or 2; Beethoven Symphony No. 5, 3rd movement; Either Don Juan or Ein Heldenleben of Strauss
Students are expected to know major and minor scales and arpeggios in three octaves.
Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Phyllis Smith.