Recitals and Juries

Brass

Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals are required.

 

Double Bass

Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals required. The first graduate jury must consist of one work from each of the four categories outlined as appropriate for an undergraduate senior jury.

From Senior Jury Requirements:

  1. Concerti or virtuoso-type pieces
  2. Sonatas or multi-movement works from the romantic or contemporary repertoire, or an entire solo cello suite by Bach
  3. Pieces: three short works from any of the representative periods
  4. A fourth category consisting of chamber music may be included on the recommendation of the professor

 

Harp

Two graduate juries and two graduate recitals are required.

 

Percussion/Timpani

Two graduate juries and two graduate recitals, both of which will be used to determine fulfillment of performance requirements.

 

Viola

Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals required. The first graduate jury must consist of one work from each of the four categories outlined as appropriate for an undergraduate senior jury.

From the undergraduate requirements:
During a four-year course of study, a student will be required to perform the following:

  1. A minimum of four concerti chosen from the following: Bartok, Berio, Berlioz, Bloch, Feldman, Handel, Handoshkin, Hindemith, Hoffmeister, Mozart, Nixon, Piston, Pleyel, Stamitz, Schnittke, Telemann, Walton, Vaughan Williams. With the approval of the professor, other concerti may be selected. At least one concerto shall be performed at the end of each school year.
  2. At least three of the six cello suites, or the violin sonatas and partitas, or the gamba sonatas of Bach, transcribed, and at least one from the unaccompanied repertoire of Stravinsky, Reger or Hindemith. One is to be performed at the end of each school year.
  3. At least four sonatas from the representative periods, one to be performed at the end of each school year.
  4. A fourth category may be included on the recommendation of the professor and could include etudes; the standard chamber music for viola, such as the duos of Mozart or Beethoven or the trio of Debussy; and the standard orchestral studies, such as Strauss Don Quixote or Don Juan.

Concerti must be memorized. Memorization in other categories shall be at the discretion of the professor.

 

Violin

Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals required. The first graduate jury must consist of one work from each of the four categories outlined as appropriate for an undergraduate senior jury.

From the undergraduate requirements:
During a four-year course of study, a student will be required to learn the following:

  1. A minimum of four standard concerti, such as Barber, Bartok, Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Bruch, Dvorak, Glazunov, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Paganini, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Vieuxtemps or Wieniawski. During the four years, no composer shall be represented by more than one concerto.
  2. Two of the six partitas or sonatas for solo violin by Bach.
  3. Four classical, romantic or contemporary sonatas for violin and piano, one to be performed at the end of each school year.
  4. Four short virtuoso pieces—or works in a similar style—by any of the following composers: Kreisler, Paganini, Saint-Saens, Wieniawski.

Students will be required to perform three works from contrasting periods for their jury examination.

Concerti must be memorized. Memorization in other categories shall be at the discretion of the professor.

 

Violoncello

Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals required. The first graduate jury must consist of one work from each of the four categories outlined as appropriate for an undergraduate senior jury.

From the undergraduate requirements:
During a four-year course of study, a student will be required to perform the following:

  1. A minimum of four concerti chosen from the following: C.P.E Bach, Barber, Beethoven Triple Concerto, Bloch Schelomo, Boccherini, Brahms Double Concerto, Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn D and C concerti, Hindemith, Lalo, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Schoenberg, Schumann, Shostakovich, Walton. At least one concerto shall be performed at the end of each school year.
  2. At least three of the six cello suites or the gamba sonatas by Bach, and at least one from the unaccompanied repertoire of Bloch, Britten, Hindemith, Kodaly or Reger. One is to be performed at the end of each school year.
  3. At least four sonatas from the representative periods, one to be performed at the end of each school year.
  4. A fourth category will be chosen with the advice of the professor and may include etudes, virtuoso pieces, the standard chamber music for cello, such as duos of Ravel and Kodaly, trios of Schoenberg and Webern, or the standard orchestral studies, such as Strauss Don Quixote.

Concerti must be memorized. Memorization in other categories shall be at the discretion of the professor.

 

Woodwinds

Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals are required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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