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Viola

Audition Information

The goal of the audition is to enable you to best demonstrate your musical achievement. Select pieces from the repertoire below that you feel confident with and that display your strengths and interests.  We encourage you to consult with your music teacher or private lesson teacher when choosing and preparing your repertoire. We also invite you to contact Dr. William Frampton <framptow@tcnj.edu> Artist-Teacher of Viola, for guidance in selecting repertoire and to inquire about scheduling a free sample lesson prior to your audition.

-Each audition includes demonstrations of scales, a study and a solo-


Scales

One 3 octave major scale or one of the following 2 octave major scales:  E flat, F, G, A, played with a steady tempo and consistent rhythm.


Studies

Choose one etude from:

Dont 24,  Studies (or Etudes and Caprices)

Kayser, Elementary and Progressive Studies

Kreutzer, 42 Studies

Fiorillo,  31 Selected Studies

Campagnoli, 41 Caprices


Solo

One movement of a Concerto by Hoffmeister, Stamitz, Vanhal, Bartok, Walton, Hindemith, or equivalent

OR one movement of a Sonata by Schubert, Brahms, Vieuxtemps, Hindemith, Glinka, or equivalent

OR one movement from an unaccompanied suite, sonata, or partita by J.S. Bach.

 

If you have any questions about these requirements, need assistance selecting appropriate repertoire, or would like to explore modified/alternate requirements, please contact framptow@tcnj.edu

 

*The studies and solo repertoire listed on this page are available for purchase at major sheet-music retailers, including JWPepper, Sheet Music Plus, and Amazon.