Audition Requirements


Undergraduate Audition Requirements:

  1. First movement of a standard violin concerto, played from memory, including cadenza if applicable
  2. Two contrasting movements from solo J. S. Bach sonatas and partitas
  3. Étude or study
  4. Three-octave scales and arpeggios in major and melodic minor
  5. Sight-reading


  1. Two contrasting works from the standard violin repertoire. Playing from memory on at least one work is preferred.
  2. Étude or study
  3. Three-octave scales and arpeggios in major and melodic minor 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. Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto from memory with cadenza (if the movement has a cadenza).
  2. Two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach from memory.
  3. One etude or caprice (from Paganini, Kreutzer, Dont, Rode, Fiorillo, Dancla, or Gavinies).

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