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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Violin

All violin applicants are required to submit a pre-audition screening recording by December 1.

First you must apply to DePaul School of Music. After you submit your online application, you may upload your pre-audition recording at the following website: DePaul Pre-Audition Recording Upload

Either audio or video formats are acceptable. All recordings received after December 1 will only be considered based on the availability of audition times. Upon passing the pre-audition screening, you will receive a letter no later than December 20 inviting you to schedule your on-campus audition using your Campus Connection username and password.

Each piece should be recorded in a single take and uploaded as an individual track. Recordings of individual tracks edited together from multiple takes are not appropriate.

Your pre-audition screening recording must include one movement of an unaccompanied Bach Sonata or Partita and the first or third movement of your concerto selection (see below for acceptable composers).

The requirements for the in-person auditions are:

  • Two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach Sonatas and Partitas
  • First Movement (with Cadenza when applicable) or Second and Third Movements (if applicable) of a concerto by one of the following: Beethoven, Barber, Bartok, Brahms, Bruch, Conus, Dvorak, Elgar, Ernst, Glazunov, Goldmark, Haydn, Kabalevsky, Khachaturian, Korngold, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Paganini, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Spohr, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Vieuxtemps, Viotti, or Wieniawski
  • One three or four octave scale with arpeggios and double-stops
  • One etude or caprice by Rode, Dont, Ernst, Fiorillo, Kreutzer, Paganini or Wieniawski (Preferably by memory)