Summer 2019 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
          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?”