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Important: Recordings do not have to be from public performances; sound and picture quality are of greater importance. You must submit at least one video file representing the repertoire requirements listed below. The remaining repertoire may be distributed between audio and video files as you see fit.
Each piece must be performed in a single, unedited take and submitted as a separate file and clearly labeled with the composer’s name, title of work, and movement (if applicable). It is not necessary to submit a professionally produced recording, but the sound quality should be very good. For video recordings, applicants should make sure that proper lighting is used and that the camera shows full range of movement and use of instrument.
Strings (violin, viola, cello): One movement of solo Bach, one work or movement that demonstrates instrumental facility, and two contrasting movements of a Classical-period sonata (Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven recommended). Violists may substitute a sonata of their choice for the Classical-period sonata. Total recording time should be at least fifteen minutes.
Piano: Three selections of contrasting styles, one of which must come from a Romantic-period composer, another from a Classical-period composer, and a third of the applicant’s choice. Total recording time should be at least twenty minutes.
Applicants should bring at least two contrasting works of their choice. In addition, please bring the following repertoire to your live audition. String players may choose one of the two selections listed for your instrument.
Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, op. 12, no. 1, movement 1 or 2
Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in c minor, op. 30, no. 2, movement 1 or 2
Brahms Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, op. 120, no. 2, movement 1
Schumann Märchenbilder, op. 113, movement 1
Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano in e minor, op. 38, movement 1
Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, op. 69, movement 1
Schubert Fantasy in f minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 940 (primo)