STRING STUDY AT UNM

Welcome to the UNM string area. Our students are successful professionals throughout the world. We have an active performing faculty with extensive teaching background. Information about specific studios can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

 
 

Undergraduate study

 

Graduate Study

 

ensemble experience

string audition repertoire:

violin

Undergraduate:

  • 2 scales of choice, one major, one minor, 3 octaves
  • One solo etude of choice (such as Kreutzer, Fiorillo, Rode, etc.)
  • One movement of a concerto, sonata or concertpiece (accompaniment preferred but not required)

Graduate:

  • One solo etude of choice showing advanced technique
  • 2 contrasting movements from J. S. Bach solo sonatas or partitas
  • One movement of a concerto, sonata or concertpiece (accompaniment preferred but not required)

    * Applicants interested in the MM String Pedagogy degree must prepare the first movement of a Mozart violin concerto.

VIOLA

Undergraduate:

  • 2 scales of choice, one major, one minor, 3 octaves
  • One solo etude of choice (such as Bruni, Campagnoli Palaschko)
  • One movement of a concerto, sonata or concertpiece (accompaniment preferred but not required)

Graduate:

  • One solo etude of choice showing advanced technique
  • One movement from the J. S. Bach solo works for cello or violin, transcribed
  • One standard orchestral excerpt
  • One movement of a concerto, sonata or concertpiece (accompaniment preferred but not required)

    * Applicants interested in the MM String Pedagogy degree must submit a supplemental violin recording demonstrating a professional competency level.  Please contact Susan Kempter for more information: susankempter@gmail.com

CELLO

Undergraduate:

  • 2 scales of choice, one major, one minor, 3 octaves
  • One solo etude of choice (such as Dotzauer, Popper or Schroeder)
  • One movement of a concerto, sonata or concertpiece (accompaniment preferred but not required)

Graduate:

  • One solo etude of choice showing advanced technique
  • One movement from the J. S. Bach solo works for cello
  • One standard orchestral excerpt
  • One movement of a concerto, sonata or concertpiece (accompaniment preferred but not required)

doublebass

Undergraduate:

  • 2 scales of choice, one major, one minor, 2 octaves
  • One solo etude of choice (such as Simandl)
  • One movement of a concerto, sonata or concertpiece (accompaniment preferred but not required)

Graduate:

  • One solo etude of choice showing advanced technique
  • One movement from the J. S. Bach solo works for cello
  • One movement of a concerto, sonata or concertpiece (accompaniment preferred but not required)

applied music instruction

Applied Music is the term for studio instruction in a particular instrument or voice, or in conducting or composition.  Lessons in these areas are available under course numbers with the prefix APMS. These are available to non-music majors by audition, subject to available studio space and department resources; priority is given to music majors and minors.  Enrollment in Applied Music requires instructor permission; before enrolling, you must contact the instructor and perform an audition if necessary.

Please refer to your degree plan to find which course numbers are appropriate for you. Consult with the applied instructor for advisement on appropriate level.  Lessons are scheduled with the instructor on an arranged basis. For information on what course number you should enroll in for Applied Music, please click here: Explanation of Applied Music Course Numbers (PDF, 84KB).

string studio class

All students enrolled in applied strings must attend a weekly string studio class. This class meets on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Locations for each studio will be announced each semester.

 

Last updated on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:04 AM

 

   
   

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