Audition Requirements for Strings

Violin:  1) A first movement ffrom one of the violin concertos Mozart through the present. 2) A movement from the six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach. 3) One major and one minor three octave scale and arpeggio of the candidate's choice.

Viola: All students are required to prepare two or three contrasting works, one of which should be a major concerto (J.Chr. Bach and Telemann will not be accepted).

Cello: Two contrasting pieces of which one to be a solo Bach movement, plus scales: one major and one minor scale played slow and fast.

Double bass: Two contrasting movements, two standard orchestral excerpts and two scales (1 major and 1 minor).

Choral Music

The Conductor

Dr. Stephen Tucker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, and the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Riverside Lyric Opera Company.

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