Audition Repertory for Double Bass

BM

Applicants should prepare at least two solo works, one from memory.  Each applicant also should be prepared to play an étude or study written expressly for his or her instrument and all scales and arpeggios.

MM & Performance Diploma

Applicants should prepare the first movement of a standard bass concerto, a movement from an unaccompanied Bach Cello suite transcribed for bass, any solo piece of the applicant’s choosing, and standard orchestral excerpts of contrasting tempi and styles. Pieces need not be memorized.

DMA & Artist Diploma

Applicants should prepare a complete Bach suite, a complete standard concerto, a complete sonata, and standard orchestral excerpts of contrasting tempi and styles.  Pieces need not be memorized.