Strings

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
STRING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Live Audition: January 24, 2020
Video Audition: February 3, 2020 

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LIVE AUDITIONS
In most cases live auditions are conducted by a single member of the audition committee and/or TMC staff, and video recorded for review by the full audition committee in Boston. Most auditions are 10 minutes long. Live auditions are self-scheduled by the applicant at www.GetAcceptd.com. Applicants will be directed to do so once an application is submitted. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure the best possible audition time for themselves.

2020 LIVE AUDITION SCHEDULE
Chicago: January 31
Cleveland: February 1
Bloomington: February 2
Miami: February 3
Houston: February 7
Los Angeles: February 8
Philadelphia: February 12
New York City: February 13 & 14
Boston: February 15 & 16


VIDEO AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS
Those applicants who are unable to audition live must submit a video recording via the online application.

  • Video recordings must contain all audition repertoire in the order listed, played in a CONTINUOUS UNEDITED SEGMENT; any indication that there has been editing or that recording equipment was paused/stopped between excerpts will result in the disqualification of the applicant.
  • All pieces should be played unaccompanied, unless otherwise noted in the audition requirements.
  • We strongly recommend you view to your recording all the way through before submitting.

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

VIOLIN

Solos:
Romantic or 20th Century concerto of your choice, movement I exposition
MOZART or HAYDN concerto of your choice, movement I exposition

Excerpts:
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, Violin I, mvt. III (Adagio molto e mesto): beginning to mm 16
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2, mvt. I: rhl E-F
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2, Violin I, mvt. II (Scherzo): beginning to mm 33
STRAUSS Don Juan, beginning to mm 62 (the first page)

 

VIOLA

Solos:
A movement from a concerto
A movement of unaccompanied BACH

Excerpts:
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, mvt. IV (Allegro molto): beginning to mm 60
MOZART String Quintet in C Major, mvt. II (Andante): mm 100-119 [skip long rest]
STRAUSS Don Juan: mm 1-8 AND pickup to 2 mm before rhl A to rhl B
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique,” mvt. I (Allegro non troppo): mm 19-62

 

CELLO

Solos:
A concerto movement of your choice, exposition only
A movement of an unaccompanied composition, either BACH or modern.

Excerpts:
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 5, mvt. III (Scherzo), da capo after Trio: mm 41 (3 mm before rhl B) to mm 66 (rhl C) [skip long rest]
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2, mvt. IV (Finale. Presto): m 146-214
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2, mvt. II: mm 1-15
STRAUSS Don Juan: beginning to rhl D

 

DOUBLE BASS

Solos:
A movement from a concerto or comparable solo
A movement of BACH.

Excerpts:
CARTER Boston Concerto: mm 142-157
MOZART Symphony No. 39, mvt. I: mm 40-98
STRAUSS Don Juan: rhl A to 6 mm before rhl C AND rhl F to 5 mm after rhl G