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Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass & Classical Guitar

Entrance & Scholarship Audition Information 2014-2015
  • 11/14/2014 UMusic
  • 11/14-16/2014 Honor Band
  • 2/06-07/2015 Audition Day
  • 02/21/2015 Audition Day
  • Scholarship Audition Deadline: March 1, 2015
Announcing New Scholarships!
Missoula Symphony Internship Scholarships: MSO participation, classes in orchestral technique, style, and repertoire. Pedagogy Outreach Scholarship: Teach private lessons for public school students.
 
String Audition Requirements
  1. One three-octave scale and two pieces from contrasting historical time periods.
  2. 10-minute performance of work or works from the standard repertory demonstrating contrasting style, tempo, technique, and/or articulation.
Representative Repertoire for Orchestral String Instruments
(This list represents sample repertoire only and is not meant as an exclusive listing of works.)
 
Violin
Concertos by J. S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Vivaldi, Bruch, Mendelssohn; Six Handel Sonatas; Schubert or Dvorak Sonatinas; Unaccompanied Bach Sonatas or Partitas. Mozart or Beethoven Sonatas.
 
Viola
Concertos by Telemann, J. C. Bach, Hoffmeister; Marcello Sonata in G major; Mozart Sonatina in C; Five Old Dances by Marais; Bloch Suite Hebraique; Unaccompanied Cello Suites for viola.
 
Cello
Concertos by Goltermann, Boccherini, Haydn, Saint Saens; Sonatas by Vivaldi, Handel, Sammartini, Beethoven, Brahms; Faure Elegie; Bruch Kol Nidrei; Unaccompanied Suites by J. S. Bach.
 
String Bass
Concertos by Capuzzi, Dragonetti, Dittersdorf; Sonatas by Marcello, Vivaldi, Handel, Galliard, Eccles, Romberg, Telemann; Progressive Repertoire by George Vance, Books 4-6.
 
Guitar
Concertos by Vivaldi, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Rodrigo, Giuliani; Solo works and/or etudes by Dowland, Milan, Sanz, Visee, Weiss, Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Giuliani, Llobet, Albeniz, Torroba, Ponce, Villa-Lobos, Brouwer.
 
Degree Offerings
  • Bachelor of Music Performance
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Music Education (K-12 cert.)
  • Bachelor of Music Composition
  • Master of Music Performance
  • Master of Music Education
  • Master of Music Composition/Technology
  • Master of Musical Theater
Additional scholarships available for Minors and participants.
 
Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • String Orchestra
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Missoula Symphony