Important: Recordings do not have to be from public performances; sound and picture quality are of greater importance. Please submit recordings that were created within the past two years. Applicants 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): 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. At least ONE of the three works must be a sonata accompanied by piano. Repertoire scored with piano should be presented with piano accompaniment. Total recording time should be at least twenty 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.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM LIVE AUDITIONS
Applicants should bring at least two contrasting works of their choice. In addition, please bring the following repertoire to your live audition. String players should choose one of the two composers listed for your instrument.
BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, op. 24, “Spring” — movements 1 and 2
BRAHMS Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 1 in G Major, op. 78, 1st movement AND Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 3 in d minor, op. 108, 2nd movement
BRAHMS Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, op. 120, no. 2 — movements 1 and 2
SCHUBERT Sonata for Viola and Piano in a minor, “Arpeggione” — movements 1 and 2
BRAHMS Sonata for Cello and Piano in e minor, op. 38 — movements 1 and 2
BEETHOVEN Sonata for Cello and Piano no. 3 in A Major, op. 69 — movements 1 and 2
DVORAK Slavonic Dance No. 2 for Piano Four Hands, op. 46 (primo)