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Strings

String Auditions

Violin:

  • One (1) movement from a concerto 
  • One (1) movement from a sonata

(These movements must be in contrasting styles.)

  • One (1) etude of Kreutzer, Fiorillo, or Don’t 
  • Perform a 3-octave major scale and arpeggio in any key
  • Perform a 3-octave minor scale and arpeggio in any key

Viola:

  • One (1) movement from a concerto 
  • One (1) movement from a sonata

(These movements must be in contrasting styles.)

  • One (1) etude of Kreutzer, Fiorillo, or Mazas 
  • Perform a 3-octave major scale and arpeggio in any key
  • Perform a 3-octave minor scale and arpeggio in any key

Cello:

  • One (1) movement from a concerto 
  • One (1) movement from a sonata

(These movements must be in contrasting styles.)

  • Perform a 3-octave major scale and arpeggio in any key
  • Perform a 3-octave minor scale and arpeggio in any key

Double Bass:

  • All major scales (Double Bass: 1 Octave, Bass Guitar 2 Octaves)
  • Chromatic scale from low E (2 Octaves)
  • One (1) prepared Etude. Suggested sources: Simandl, Hrabe, Storch, Lee