Online Preliminary Video Submission by December 1, 2019
Two contrasting movements of Bach solo sonata or partita
One movement of a concerto
One virtuoso work
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Required graduate live audition repertoire
Bach: any of the six solo sonatas and partitas (complete) from memory
A concerto (from memory) by one of the following: Bartók #2; Beethoven; Berg; Bernstein: Serenade; Brahms; Britten; Bruch: Scottish Fantasy; Dvorak; Elgar; Glazunov; Korngold; Lalo; Mendelssohn; Nielsen; Paganini #1; Prokofiev #1 or #2; Shostakovich #1; Sibelius; Stravinsky; Tchaikovsky; Walton
One complete Mozart or Haydn concerto (from memory)
A work for violin unaccompanied or with piano composed after 1950. (If longer than 10 minutes, a representative 10-minute portion is sufficient) Memorization is not required for this work.
A virtuoso work by one of the following (from memory): 1. Bazzini 2. Ernst 3. Paganini 4. Sarasate 5. Vieuxtemps 6. Wieniawski 7. Ysaÿe
With the exception of category 1, the complete program must be performed with piano, where applicable. 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 time. 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 February 4 and 5, 2020
Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.