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Violin 

  • From memory:
    ◦  Two 3-octave scales slurred four and eight notes to a bow
    ◦  Two 3-octave arpeggios slurred three and six notes to a bow 
  • An etude of moderate difficulty by composers such as Kreutzer, Dont, Op. 35, Rode, or Fiorillo 
  • A movement from the Bach Sonatas and Partitas 
  • A movement from a standard concerto such as those by Bach, Mozart, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Bruch or Barber 

 

Repertoire questions? Send an email to one of the following violin professors:

 

Viola 

  1. Scale: from memory, a 3-octave scale and arpeggio of your choice at a moderate tempo (example, slur 3-6 per bow)
  2. Etude: an etude of your choice from Mazas, Kreutzer, Campagnoli, Rode, etc.
  3. Repertoire: a movement of unaccompanied Bach and a movement from a standard concerto (Walton, Hindemith, Stamitz, Telemann, Hoffmeister, preferably from memory). Additional repertoire choices will be considered at the discretion of the studio teacher, so please contact with questions and consider alternate repertoire if applicable.  

 

If you have further questions, or if you'd like to schedule a sample lesson, please email Prof. Maggie Snyder.

 

Cello 

  • From memory:
    ◦  Two 3-octave scales slurred four and eight notes to a bow
    ◦  Two 3-octave arpeggios slurred three notes to a bow 
  • An etude of moderate difficulty by Popper, Duport, Kummer, Dotzauer, etc. 
  • Two of the following:
    ◦  A movement from the Bach Suites 
    ◦  A movement of a sonata or a short piece such as those by Brahms, Bruch, Fauré, Eccles, Sammartini, Schumann or Beethoven
    ◦  A movement from a concerto such as those by Boccherini, Saint-Saëns Lalo or Haydn 

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. David Starkweather.

 

Double Bass 

  • From memory: 
    ◦  Two 3-octave scales slurred four notes to a bow
    ◦  Two 3-octave arpeggios in separate bows 
  • Two etudes from the following:
    ◦  Billé
    ◦  Simandl
    ◦  Storch Hrabe
  • A movement from a sonata or a short piece such as those by Eccles or Handel 
  • A movement from a concerto such as those by Capuzzi, Dittersdorf, Dragonetti, Koussevitzky or Bottesini

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. Milton Masciadri.

 

Guitar 

  • From memory: 
    ◦  Two 3-octave scales using fingering patterns as in the Segovia edition 
  • One solo of moderate difficulty by any Renaissance or Baroque composer 
  • Two studies by composers such as Sor and Carcassi which demonstrate various technical skills of classical guitar playing 
  • Optional: composition or etude by Villa-Lobos 

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. Daniel Bolshoy.

 

Harp 

  • One or two etudes, such as those by Pozzoli, Larivierre, or Grossi, which demonstrate technical facility in performing scales and arpeggios in both hands 
  • Two contrasting pieces of moderate difficulty 
  • The harp cadenza from "Waltz of the Flowers," Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite

Repertoire questions? Email Prof. Monica Hargrave.

 

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