Audition Requirements

Cello

Cello

Faculty

Elizabeth Simkin
Professor of Cello
Phone: (607) 274-3422
E-mail: esimkin@ithaca.edu
Office: 3203 James J Whalen Ctr for Music
Visit Professor Simkin's Website

Specific repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Elizabeth Simkin.

Undergraduate Audition Requirements:

  1. Movement from a major work -- concerto, sonata, or suite (preferably from memory)
  2. Two contrasting movements from the J. S. Bach unaccompanied suites
  3. One technical étude or study
  4. Scales and arpeggios in three octaves, major and melodic minor
  1. Approximately 15 minutes of music -- two or three works in contrasting styles demonstrating range of technique and musicianship (preferably from memory)
  2. Major and melodic minor scales

Graduate Audition Requirements:

  • Performance (M.M.)

    Candidates must exhibit the equivalent preparation to that required for the Bachelor of Music in Performance at Ithaca College and give evidence of being equipped to perform successful recitals during the period of study for the degree program.

Prepare the following for a 20-minute audition:

  1. Movement from a major work - concerto, sonata, or suite (preferably from memory)
  2. Two contrasting movements from the J.S. Bach unaccompanied suite
  3. One technical etude or study

Prepare the following for a 15-minute audition:

  1. Two or three works in contrasting styles demonstrating a range of technique and musicianship (preferably from memory)