Summer 2018 Applicants

All selections must be unaccompanied.

(In this order)             

1. J.S. Bach, Suites 1-6 for cello solo in key of applicants choice: 
          Any one Courante or Gigue, without repeats
          OR
          Any one pair of Menuets, Bourées, or Gavottes, without repeats or Da Capos.

2. First movement exposition of one of the following concertos:

  • Bottesini, Concerto No. 2
  • Vanhal, Concerto
  • Koussevitzky, Concerto (beginning through m. 40)

3. Mozart, Symphony No. 35, Mvt 4, mm.134 - 181
4. Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, rehearsal [9] - 5 after [12]
5. Ginastera, Variaciones Concertantes, solo

 

Double Bassists 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?”