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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Violin

​​​​​​​​All violin applicants are required to submit a pre-audition screening video by January 5.

First you must apply to DePaul School of Music. After you submit your online application, you may upload your pre-screening video under the "Portfolio Submission" section at the following website: DePaul Pre-Audition Recording Upload  You will be notified of your pre-screen results approximately two weeks after your submission.

Violin Pre-screen and Audition Requirements 

(Substitutions may be requested)

Pre-Screening Requirements (each bullet should be a separate video file) - due by January 5. 

  • Exposition from first movement of a standard concerto 
  • One movement from a solo Sonata or Partita by J.S. Bach

Live Audition Requirements

​​We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person.  

  • Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Review list of audition dates by instrument here.
  • ​​Recorded video auditions are available by request and must be submitted by February 1 to your Blue Demon Domain (for undergraduates) or your application portal (for graduates/post-masters), in the “edit portfolio" section. To enable the recorded audition submission, you may submit a request form​ for an exemption to upload a recorded audition. ​

Audition Repertoire 

  • ​Complete first movement of a standard concerto
  • One movement from a solo Sonata or Partita by J.S. Bach
  • One caprice or etude by Paganini, Wieniawski, Rode, Dont, Fiorillo, or Ernst

Recorded Interview Questions (only applicable to those who select a recorded submission to audition)

​Please upload a video that is no longer than 2-3 minutes and responds to the below questions:

  • ​What is your musical background?
  • Why are you applying to DePaul?​​