For the audition, students will be asked to play their chosen solo and chosen orchestral excerpts from the list below. If you are enrolled in the All-State class, be prepared to play the All-State etudes.
The purpose of the audition is to determine seating placement in the cello orchestra and to create balanced and level appropriate small cello ensembles. This is not intended to be a high-pressure situation – however, it is how we gather information so that you will have the best possible experience. Please practice these excerpts carefully, with special attention to rhythms and metronome markings.
There are two excerpt categories possible – you only need prepare one of the categories. Please choose the category that best represents your playing level.
Category I: Must play excerpt No. 1 or excerpt No. 2. This category is for less experienced players.
Category II: If you wish to be considered for one of the top positions in the cello orchestra or for placement in an advanced ensemble, you must be prepared to play excerpts No. 3 and No. 4.
All-State Audition Excerpts:
If you are auditioning for the All-State class, please be prepared to play the first page of Duport No. 11, and Popper No. 10, Measures 19-the first note of Measure 30.
In the excerpts, you may play any fingerings you like.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Cello Academy
Arlington, TX 76019-0105