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Auditions: Undergraduate - Violin

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