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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:

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

​(Substitutions may be requested)

Pre-Screening Requirements (due December 1)

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

Audition Requirements

Applicants have a choice between two audition formats: in person auditions or recorded submissions. Though recorded auditions are accepted, we strongly encourage applicants to audition on campus to benefit from the in-person experience of meeting our faculty and seeing our facilities.

  • 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?​​

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