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Violin

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

  1. Repertoire
    • A movement from a concerto or a short piece demonstrating the level of technical proficiency in both hands
    • A contrasting work in another style
    • An etude from Kreutzer, Dont, Fiorillo, Rode, Mazas or comparable study
  2. Technique
    • A three-octave scale in any key

Viola

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

  1. Repertoire
    • Two (2) contrasting movements from a Bach solo suite or similar work
    • A contrasting work in another style; a movement from a sonata or a concerto
  2. Technique
    • A three-octave scale in any key
    • A three-octave arpeggio in any key
    • An etude selected from the studies of Kreutzer, Fiorillo, Dancla or Don’t

Cello

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

  1. Repertoire
    • Two (2) contrasting selections that best represent your level of performance. One selection should demonstrate tone quality and control; the other should feature left hand technical facility.
  2. Technique
    • Major scales in three (3) octaves

Double Bass

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

If applying for the Jazz Bass program, click here. Jazz Bass applicants are not required to perform a classical bass audition, but are required to study on upright bass for two years.

  1. Repertoire
    • A sonata such as those by Marcello, Telemann, Eccles or the first movement of the Dragonetti Concerto
    • An etude from Simandl 30 Etudes, Storch-Hrabe 57 Etudes, or another etude of comparable difficulty
  2. Technique
    • Two- and three-octave major and minor scales

Violin

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

  1. Repertoire
    • A movement from a concerto or a short piece demonstrating the level of technical proficiency in both hands
    • A contrasting work in another style
    • An etude from Kreutzer, Dont, Fiorillo, Rode, Mazas or comparable study
  2. Technique
    • A three-octave scale in any key

Viola

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

  1. Repertoire
    • Two (2) contrasting movements from a Bach solo suite or similar work
    • A contrasting work in another style; a movement from a sonata or a concerto
  2. Technique
    • A three-octave scale in any key
    • A three-octave arpeggio in any key
    • An etude selected from the studies of Kreutzer, Fiorillo, Dancla or Don’t

Cello

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

  1. Repertoire
    • Two (2) contrasting selections that best represent your level of performance. One selection should demonstrate tone quality and control; the other should feature left hand technical facility.
  2. Technique
    • Major scales in three (3) octaves

Double Bass

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

If applying for the Jazz Bass program, click here. Jazz Bass applicants are not required to perform a classical bass audition, but are required to study on upright bass for two years.

  1. Repertoire
    • A sonata such as those by Marcello, Telemann, Eccles or the first movement of the Dragonetti Concerto
    • An etude from Simandl 30 Etudes, Storch-Hrabe 57 Etudes, or another etude of comparable difficulty
  2. Technique
    • Two- and three-octave major and minor scales