Auditions the Cello Program

A group of cello cases standing upright in a semi-circle.
 
A group of cello cases standing upright in a semi-circle.

 

EMU CELLO at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music & Dance is accepting undergraduate and graduate applications for the upcoming academic year! All candidates must submit an online application. International students, please visit International Admissions for additional information and support!

Audition Dates

Live auditions will take place on:

  • November 8, 2019
  • January 11, 2020
  • February 7, 2020
  • March 13, 2020

If you are interested in applying and live more than 300 miles away from Ypsilanti, MI; you may send an unedited video (uploaded onto YouTube or an alternate platform) in place of a live audition. For more information, contact Dr. Donald Babcock: [email protected].

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate repertoire requirements:

  • All major scales (2 to 3 octaves each)
  • Etude of choice (Popper, Duport, Piatti, or other technical studies)
  • Two solo selections (presenting contrasting styles chosen from the standard repertoire) 

Graduate repertoire requirements:

  • Etude (Popper, Duport, Piatti, or other technical studies)
  • Two contrasting selections: a movement from one of the Bach unaccompanied suites and an allegro movement from the standard cello concerto literature.

Trial Lesson

To contact Professor Pae for a trial lesson or to inquire more about EMU CELLO or any of our programs at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music & Dance, please send an email to: [email protected].