Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Double Bass

No prescreening; audition unaccompanied.

Fall 2023 Audition Dates:

February 8-9 & 15

Fall 2023 Audition Formats

Applicants will have the option to audition on campus or virtually. On-campus auditions are strongly encouraged. Those auditioning in person should prepare the repertoire found below.  
For those unable to audition on campus, a two-part virtual audition option is available:

  1. Submit a recorded audition via the Portfolio section of your Graduate Application. After submitting your Graduate Application, you will receive an email that includes a link to the specific recorded audition repertoire requirements and video duration specifications. The recorded audition deadline is February 1. Repertoire requirements will be pulled from the audition requirements found on this page.
  2. Complete a 10-minute Zoom meeting with faculty. Information on the meeting format will be available via the aforementioned email. The meeting may include playing. Applicants will receive their Zoom link 3-5 days before the meeting.
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For Final Audition:

  • Two contrasting solo pieces
  • One movement from J.S. Bach, Suites for Violoncello
  • Choose a total of five orchestral excerpts from:
    • Mozart, symphonies 35, 39, 40
    • Beethoven, symphonies 3, 5, 7, 9
    • Brahms, symphonies 1, 2
    • Strauss, any standard tone poem