Auditions are required for all applicants. Admission is open to advanced college violinists, violists, and cellists to age 24.
Live Auditions: Auditions will be held in the following cities. Please call our office at 612.871-7781 to schedule an audition time.
|Bloomington, IN (Indiana University)||January 31, 2020|
|Houston, TX (Rice University)||February 2, 2020|
|Oberlin, OH (Oberlin Conservatory)||February 14, 2020|
|Cleveland, OH (Cleveland Institute of Music)||February 14, 2020|
|New York, NY (Manhattan School of Music)||February 15, 2020|
Recorded Auditions: Must be a video recording. YouTube submission is preferred. Please make sure to designate your video as “unlisted” or “public.” Send the exact link by e-mail, and include your name and instrument in the Subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL AUDITION RECORDINGS ARE DUE IN OUR OFFICE BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020
Audition Requirements – Individual
- 5-8 minutes of solo repertoire consisting of two works contrasting in style and tempo. Representative excerpts of longer movements is acceptable.
- Repertoire may include, but is not limited to, unaccompanied Bach, a virtuoso piece, a standard concerto or sonata.
- All live auditions will be without piano accompaniment.
- Audition recordings may be with or without accompaniment.
Audition Requirements – Pre-Formed String Quartet (must have been playing together for at least one academic year)
- 5-8 minutes of string quartet repertoire consisting of two works contrasting in style and tempo.
- One work must be from the classical period. Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven are recommended.
- Representative excerpts of longer movements is acceptable.
- Individuals wanting consideration for admission, should the quartet not be able to attend as a group for any reason, must also audition as an individual.