Summer 2019 Applicants

All selections must be unaccompanied.

1.      Up to three minutes from any standard concerto.

2.      Up to 3 minutes of a movement from any solo cello music – Bach or any other work for unaccompanied cello.

3.      Richard Strauss “Ein Heldenleben” – beginning to 5 bars after rehearsal number 5.

4.      Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 127 – Scherzo opening to bar 26; Finale bar 153-176.


Cellists have the option of a Live Audition or Video Upload Audition.

For Video Upload Audition applicants:

  • Upload one continuous, unedited audition video within the online application
    (upload one video, not separate tracks; do not stop the camera between repertoire selections).

  • Include a verbal statement at the end of your audition video answering the following question in two minutes or less:
    “Why would you like to spend a summer at the Music Academy of the West?”