AUDITION EXCERPTS: BY INSTRUMENT

Use the links below to prepare for SWRO 2019 auditions. Please download the TECHNICAL etude and EXCERPT, making special note of the tempo and style markings as you prepare.

When creating your recording, remember to include all the the following items:

  1. Prepared TECHNICAL Etude

  2. Prepared Audition EXCERPT

  3. Two class A scales as noted by instrument: at least 2 octaves.

Strings

Violin
  • TECHNICAL: Mazas Etudes Brilliantes, Op. 36, Book II No. 39
    2019 VIOLIN TECHNICAL
  • EXCERPT: Schubert Symphony No. 2, first mvt., m. 11-47, Violin I     2019 VIOLIN EXCERPT
  • SCALES: Record a 3-octave A major scale and a 2-octave F major scale.
Viola
  • TECHNICAL: Mazas Etudes #41 mm 1-24 (no repeat, 1st ending only). 2019 VIOLA TECHNICAL
  • EXCERPT: Brahms, Variations on a theme by Haydn, Variation VII (no repeats) 2019 VIOLA EXCERPT
  • SCALES: Record a 3-octave D major scale and a 2-octave Bb major scale.
Cello
  • TECHNICAL: Gruetzmacher etude Op 38 No. 5 to first double bar (D major section). 2019 CELLO TECHNICAL
  • EXCERPT: Smetana, Overture to Bartered Bride, cello 1, beginning to A 2018 CELLO EXCERPT
  • SCALES: Record 3-octave D major scale and 2-octave Bb major scale.
Bass
  • TECHNICAL: Storch-Hrabe, Etude No. 1. 2018 BASS TECHNICAL
  • EXCERPT: Schubert, Symphony No 8, Movement #2 (section on page 4). 2019 BASS EXCERPT
  • SCALES: Record 2-octave A major scale and 2-octave F major scale.