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Auditions: Undergraduate - Cello

​​​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, contact ​

Audition Repertoire

  • ​​​​An etude that represents the applicant's level of advancement such as those by Popper (op. 73), Piatti, Franchomme, Duport or Gruetzmacher (Op. 38) 
  • Two movements of a Bach Solo Suite
  • One movement from a standard cello concerto
Memorization of the entire audition is strongly encouraged. 

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?​​