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.
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).
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 acceptable.
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.