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Graduate Audition Requirements- Strings

Please scroll down for VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO and DOUBLE BASS

Information on the Graduate String Quartet TA program =>

Graduate Violin

Professor Elizabeth Chang, echang@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-0023   
Link to Violin Studio webpage

  • One movement from a major violin concerto
  • Two contrasting movements from the unaccompanied Bach Sonatas and Partitas (a dance movement and its double constitute one movement)
  • An etude or caprice by Paganini, Wieniawski, Gavinies, Rode or Dont Op. 35

 


Graduate Viola

Professor Kathryn Lockwood, klockwood@music.umass.edu
Viola Studio website

  • Two contrasting movements from the Bach Cello Suites
  • One movement from a major concerto, such as Walton, Bartok, or Hindemith
  • An etude by Hoffmeister, Kreutzer or Fuchs

 


Graduate Cello

Professor Edward Arron, earron@umass.edu

  • The first movement of a major concerto
  • Two movements of a Bach Suite for Solo Cello
  • An etude by Popper or Piatti

 


Graduate Double Bass

Professor Salvatore Macchia, smacchia@music.umass.edu

  1. One movement of a major concerto
  2. A twentieth century unaccompanied solo piece
  3. Several contrasting orchestral excerpts