Bachelor of Music 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. 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 undergraduate repertoire for the preliminary and live audition

  • Two contrasting movements of a standard double bass concerto or comparable works from the standard double bass solo repertoire
  • Three orchestral excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire*
  • Two movements of a solo Bach Suite in any key*

*For example, Beethoven Fifth Symphony (3rd movement - Minuet and Trio) and Bach dance movements with 2 minuets or bourees count as one movement.

Live audition dates are January 19, 22 and 26, 2018.

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

Submit your digital application