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Audition Requirements

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

PRESCREENING REQUIRED

For PRESCREENING:

  • The exposition or equivalent of the first movement of any major viola concerto
  • The prelude of a solo Suite or first movement of any Sonata or Partita by Bach

For FINAL AUDITION:

  • Complete first movement of any major viola concerto
  • Two contrasting movements of any solo Suite, Sonata or Partita by Bach

MASTER OF MUSIC

PRESCREENING REQUIRED

For PRESCREENING:

  • One complete movement of a standard concerto such as Bartok, Walton or Hindemith (or other)
  • Two contrasting movements from any solo Suite, Sonata or Partita by Bach

FINAL AUDITION

  • One complete movement of a standard concerto
  • The first movement of any major Sonata
  • Two contrasting movements from any Suite, Sonata or Partita by Bach

If you are interested in the DMA program at NU, please see DMA Audition Requirements.

You can find more information about the graduate application process and contact information for the Admissions Office here.