All violin applicants are required to submit a pre-audition screening video by December 1.
First you must apply to the DePaul School of Music. After you submit your online application, you may upload your pre-audition recording at the following website:
All videos 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 by no later than December 20 inviting you to schedule your live audition.
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).
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.
Live Audition Requirements
- 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)