Master of Music in Double Bass Performance

Paul Ellison, faculty
Timothy Pitts, faculty


Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2016

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.

All of the following repertoire is required for both the preliminary recording and the live audition.

» 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.

Live auditions will be held January 20, 23 and 27, 2017

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

Submit your digital application