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Auditions: Undergraduate - Violin

​​​​​​​​​Fall 2021 Applicants: Auditions will not be held in person this year and will instead be replaced by recorded video submissions to your application portal. ​Each piece should be recorded as a separate track. 

All violin applicants are required to submit a pre-audition screening video by January 5 (extended deadline). Audio files will not be accepted.

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

You will be notified of your pre-screen results approximately two weeks after submission. You may submit your recorded audition once your pre-screen has been favorably reviewed​.​

Violin Pre-screen and Audition Requirements

​(Substitutions may be requested)

Pre-Screening Requirements (due January 5 - extended deadline)

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

Live Audition Requirements (due February 1)

  • 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