Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Cello

Prescreening required; must be video recording. Prescreening may or may not include accompaniment, at the discretion of the applicant.

Audition unaccompanied.

Fall 2023 Audition Formats:

Applicants will have the option to audition on campus or live on Zoom. Applicants are encouraged to audition on campus if possible. 

For Prescreening:

  • One étude by Popper or one caprice by Piatti
  • One movement from a Bach Suite
  • The exposition from a standard cello concerto

For Final Audition:

  • One étude by Popper and one caprice by Piatti OR two by either
  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach Suite
  • One complete cello concerto by a composer such as Haydn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Shostakovich, or Prokofiev
  • One piece composed after 1940

Other Degrees

Bachelor of Music: Cello