Audition Repertory for Viola

The School of Music provides a piano accompanist for string auditions in Boston.  Applicants must bring a bound piano score (not single-page photo copies) to the audition.

BM

Applicants should prepare the following:

  • One movement of an unaccompanied Bach Cello Suite.
  • One movement of a standard concerto or sonata.
  • An étude or study

We strongly recommend memorization of either the Bach or Concerto.

Three-octave scales, arpeggios and sight-reading may be requested in the audition.

MM & Performance Diploma

Applicants should prepare one movement from each of the following:

  • An unaccompanied Bach Cello Suite.
  • A standard concerto (Walton, Hindemith, Bartok, or the equivalent).
  • A romantic or a 20th-century sonata with piano.

We strongly suggest memorization for the Bach and the concerto.

DMA & Artist Diploma

Applicants should prepare the following:

  • A complete unaccompanied Bach Cello suite.
  • A complete Romantic or 20th-century sonata with piano.
  • A complete standard concerto (Walton, Hindemith, Bartok, or the equivalent).

We strongly suggest memorization for the Bach and the concerto.