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Piano Renewal Initiative

Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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ADMISSIONS > AUDITION REQUIREMENTS > STRING STUDIES

Violin Major (performance)
Scales in all major and minor keys, 3 octaves, slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of Kreutzer, Rode, or comparable difficulty.
Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach sonata or partita.
First movement of a major concerto written after 1750.

Violin Minor (education, business, therapy)
A three octave scale in both slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude.
Two short solo works or movements (complete) of contrasting style and tempo.

Viola Major (performance)
Scales in all major and minor keys, 3 octaves, slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of Kreutzer or comparable difficulty.
Two contrasting movements of an unaccompanied Bach suite.
First movement of a major concerto or other major solo.

Viola Minor (education, business or therapy)
A three octave scale in both slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of at least ASTA grade 3 (Hoffmeister, Kayser, Mazas, Wohlfhart)
Two contrasting solo selections of at least ASTA Grade 3 (Bach Cello Suites, Telemann Concerto, Suzuki book 4).

Violoncello Major (performance)
Scales in all major and minor keys, 3 octaves, slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of Popper or Duport, or a Caprice by Piatti.
Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach suite.
First movement of a major concerto (Haydn C or D Major, Saint-saens, Boccherini, Elgar, Dvorak or similar difficulty).

Violoncello Minor (education, business, therapy)
A two octave scale in both slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude (Dotzauer, Merk, Lee or similar difficulty).
Two short works or movements of contrasting style and tempo.

Double Bass Major (performance)
Scales in all major and minor keys, 2 octaves, slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude of Simandl, Nanny or comparable difficulty.
Two contrasting movements from a Sonata or Bach Suite
First movement of a concerto.

Double Bass Minor (education, business, therapy)
A two octave scale in both slow and fast tempi.
A complete etude.
Two short works or movements of contrasting style and tempo.

 

 

 

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