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Bard College Auditions violin y cello.

Cello

Prescreening Repertoire:
A movement from an unaccompanied Bach suite

A movement of a concerto

A work of your choice

Final Audition Repertoire:


Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach suite

A movement of a standard concerto

A movement of a sonata

A work of your choice

Violin

Prescreening Repertoire:
A movement from an unaccompanied Bach partita or sonata

A movement of a standard concerto

A work of your choice

Final Audition Repertoire:


Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach partita or
sonata

A movement of a standard concerto

A movement of a sonata

A work of your choice

New England

Cello
Prescreening Recording - Undergraduate:

1. A major movement of a concerto


2. The Prelude and any dance movement from a Bach Cello Suite

Prescreening Recording - Graduate:

1. A major movement of a concerto

2. The Prelude and any dance movement from a Bach Cello Suite

3. Two contrasting movements of a standard sonata (e.g. Beethoven, Brahms,


Chopin, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff). The sonata must be performed with
piano.

4. One of the following:

A showpiece such as Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso, Popper Elfentanz, or


Davidoff At the Fountain

An Italian sonata by Boccherini, Valentini or Locatelli

A Popper Etude or Piatti Caprice

DMA applicants should follow the full DMA audition guidelines for their
prescreening.

Undergraduate Live Auditions:


Please consider the following to be guidelines rather than strict requirements;
some flexibility in choice of repertoire is permitted.

1. A major movement of a concerto (memorized). For the Tchaikovsky Rococo,


the full piece must be presented. For the Bloch Schelomo, rehearsal #20
through #30 must be included.

2. The Prelude and any dance movement from a Bach Cello Suite
(memorized)

3. One of the following:

A showpiece such as Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso, Popper Elfentanz, or


Davidoff At the Fountain

An Italian sonata by Boccherini, Valentini or Locatelli. One slow and one fast
movement should be presented. No duo sonatas (Beethoven, Brahms, etc.)
may be substituted in this category.

A Popper Etude or Piatti Caprice


Master of Music and Graduate Diploma Live Auditions:
Please consider the following to be guidelines rather than strict requirements;
some flexibility in choice of repertoire is permitted.

1. A complete concerto from the standard repertoire (memorized)

2. A complete Bach Suite (memorized)

3. A complete work written after 1940

4. One of the following: (memorized)

A showpiece such as Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso, Popper Elfentanz, or


Davidoff At the Fountain

An Italian sonata by Boccherini, Valentini or Locatelli

A Popper Etude or Piatti Caprice

Optional: One movement of a standard sonata (e.g. Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin,


Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff). If played, the sonata must be rehearsed and
performed with a piano. A list of pianists is available from the Admissions Office.

Doctor of Musical Arts Auditions:

1. A complete concerto from the standard repertoire (memorized)

2. A complete Bach Suite (memorized)

3. One movement of a standard sonata (e.g. Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin,


Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff). The sonata must be rehearsed and
performed with piano. A list of pianists is available from the Admissions
Office.

4. A 20th or 21st century work of major difficulty (e.g. Carter Sonata, Britten
Solo Suite or Sonata, Poulenc Sonate, Hindemith or Kodaly solo sonatas).

5. One of the following: (memorized)

A showpiece such as Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso, Popper Elfentanz, or


Davidoff At the Fountain

An Italian sonata by Boccherini, Valentini or Locatelli

A Popper Etude or Piatti Caprice


Violin
Prescreening Recording - Undergraduate:

1. Exposition from the first movement of a major concerto for violin and
orchestra written between 1800 and 1945. Stravinsky Concerto and
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 are also acceptable. If you select
Shostakovich No. 1, you must perform the fourth movement and cadenza
instead of the first movement.

2. Two movements from an unaccompanied sonata or partita by J.S. Bach (the


Chaconne is considered one movement)

Prescreening Recording - Graduate:

1. Exposition from the first movement of a major concerto for violin and
orchestra written between 1800 and 1945. Stravinsky Concerto and
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 are also acceptable. If you select the
Shostakovich No. 1, you must perform the fourth movement and cadenza
instead of the first movement.

2. Two movements from an unaccompanied sonata or partita by J.S. Bach (the


Chaconne is considered one movement)

3. One Paganini Caprice

Undergraduate Live Auditions:

1. First movement of a major concerto for violin and orchestra written between
1800 and 1945. Stravinsky Concerto and Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 are
also acceptable. If you select the Shostakovich No. 1, you must perform the
fourth movement and cadenza instead of the first movement. (memorized)

2. Two movements from an unaccompanied sonata or partita by J.S. Bach


(memorized)

3. One Paganini Caprice (memorized)

4. First movement of a sonata for violin and piano, of contrasting style from the
selected concerto

Master of Music, Graduate Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts Live


Auditions:
1. Complete major concerto for violin and orchestra written between 1800 and
1945. Stravinsky Concerto and Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 are also
acceptable. (memorized)

2. Complete unaccompanied work for violin by J.S. Bach (memorized)

3. Two Paganini Caprices (memorized)

4. Complete sonata for violin and piano, of contrasting style from the selected
concerto