Audition Requirements




Kyle Armbrust
Professor of Viola
Office: 2305 James J Whalen Ctr for Music

Specific repertoire questions should be directed to Kyle Armbrust

Undergraduate Audition Requirements:

  1. Movement from a major work -- concerto, sonata, or suite -- preferably playing from memory
  2. Two contrasting movements from the J. S. Bach unaccompanied suites
  3. Étude or study
  4. Three-octave major and melodic minor scales
  5. Sight-reading
  1. Two contrasting works from the standard viola repertoire. Playing from memory on at least one work is preferred.
  2. Étude or study
  3. Three-octave major and melodic minor scales in two or more keys
  4. Sight-reading

Graduate Audition Requirements:

  • Performance (M.M.)
  • Music Education (M.M., M.S.)
  • Suzuki Pedagogy (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. Perform contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach suite
  2. Additional movements or works from the standard literature.