Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2020
If you have not heard from us by January 6, 2021, please email us
Required preliminary submission is by video
- Two contrasting movements from a Bach solo cello suite or violin sonata or partita
- One movement from a major concerto
- One movement from a sonata.
Required graduate live audition repertoire
The applicant should present a program of 60-70 minutes in duration, including one work from each of the five categories below. One piece must be written after 1970.
- Bach (from memory) any of the six cello suites or any of the violin solo sonatas or partitas
- One complete concerto (from memory) by Stamitz or Hoffmeister
- One complete concerto (from memory) from the following list: Bartók; Hindemith Der Schwanendrehrer; Walton; Piston; Schnittke; Harbison; Penderecki or work of similar importance
- A substantial work for viola and piano such as Brahms, Clarke, Hindemith, Rochberg, Shostakovich, Schumann, Vieuxtemps or Bax
- A work such as Bach's Chaconne transcribed from the D Minor Partita for Solo Violin, the Passacaglia from Hindemith's Sonata Op. 11, no. 5, 'La Campanella' or one of the Caprices by Paganini, a virtuosic transcription of William Primrose
For works that require piano accompaniment, the Shepherd School will provide a pianist and limited rehearsal time if requested. If the Shepherd School is to provide the pianist, all piano parts must be made available three weeks before the scheduled audition date. The applicant must be prepared to perform all chosen works in their entirety. However, the jury may decide to hear only certain portions.
Live auditions will be held on February 2 or 3, 2021