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Graduate Violin

Professor Elizabeth Chang, echang@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-0023   
Link to Violin Studio webpage

A - Repertoire

  • One movement from a major violin concerto
  • Two contrasting movements from the unaccompanied Bach Sonatas and Partitas (a dance movement and its double constitute one movement)

B - Technique

  • An etude or caprice by Paganini, Wieniawski, Gavinies, Rode or Dont Op. 35
  • Major and minor scales in three octaves (for Recorded Audition, one key will suffice)

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Graduate Viola

Professor Kathryn Lockwood, klockwood@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-9457
Viola Studio website

  • Two movements from the Bach Cello Suites, or two movements from the Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas
  • One movement from the standard sonata repertoire, such as Brahms, Schubert, Clarke or Schumann
  • One movement from a major concerto, such as Walton, Bartok, or Hindemith

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Graduate Cello

Professor Edward Arron, earron@umass.edu, (413) 545-9646

A - Repertoire

  • One movement from a major concerto
  • One movement from the Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

B - Technique

  • An etude by Popper or Piatti
  • Major and minor scales in four octaves

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Graduate Double Bass

Professor Salvatore Macchia, smacchia@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-6053

  1. One movement of a major concerto
  2. A twentieth century unaccompanied solo piece
  3. Several contrasting orchestral excerpts