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Auditions: Undergraduate - Violin

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

All videos received after December 1 will only be considered based on the availability of audition times.

Pre-Screening Requirements

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

Live Audition Requirements

All selections must be performed by memory

  • Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied Bach Sonata or Partita. A dance section and its double make up one movement. The Ciaconna alone from Partita in D minor will fulfill this requirement. 
  • 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, Khachaturian, Korngold, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Paganini, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Spohr, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Vieuxtemps, Walton or Wieniawski. If performing Shostakovich, the 4th movement and cadenza must be played in lieu of the 1st movement.
  • One etude or caprice by Rode, Dont, Kreutzer, Ernst, Fiorillo, Paganini or Wieniawski.