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 2025 Audition Dates:

February 7-8

    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

    Fall 2025 Audition Formats:

    All applicants whose program requires an audition are asked to audition on campus. Virtual auditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should wait to receive their prescreening results before contacting the Office of Music Admission about virtual audition options.