Audition Information


Who needs to audition?

  • If you want to major or minor in music (undergraduate)
  • If you want to pursue a Master of Music degree
  • If you want to be considered for a music scholarship
  • If you are a non-music major who wants to participate in the OSU Symphony and qualify for a scholarship


Audition Schedule

You can register for an audition online.  Audition days will include a campus tour, meet and greet with OSU faculty, a Q&A session for students and parents, as well as an opportunity to shadow current OSU music students.

Students must be admitted by the University before they can be accepted into the Greenwood School of Music.  Begin the undergraduate application process online.

Prospective graduate students (both MM and PJW String Orchestral Fellowship candidates) must be admitted to both the Graduate College and the Greenwood School of Music.  Begin the graduate application process online.


Audition Repertoire Requirements

If you have questions about whether your repertoire meets the specified requirements, please contact the professor directly via email well in advance of your audition date. 

 

ORCHESTRA SCHOLARSHIP | NON MAJOR | MINOR | BACHELOR OF ARTS | MUSIC INDUSTRY

  • Two contrasting pieces
  • Alternative & non-classical repertoire also accepted

 MUSIC EDUCATION | PERFORMANCE

  • Two contrasting solo works
    • One can be a movement from a concerto or work for solo/piano or solo/orchestra
    • One can be a movement from one of the Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 (violin) OR Six Solo Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 (viola, cello, bass) OR Baroque-era work
  • Alternative & non-classical repertoire also accepted

GRADUATE

All who apply for the PJW String Orchestral Fellowship will automatically be considered for masters enrollment and a GTA position. Additional audition materials are not required. For those who wish to audition ONLY for the MM/GTA positions, please use these audition guidelines:

Violin

  • Two contrasting movements of one of the Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 by J.S. Bach
  • A movement of a standard concerto (including cadenza, if applicable) or a work for violin and orchestra
  • A piece of your choice

Viola

  • Two contrasting movements from the Six Solo Cello Suites (arr. for viola), BWV 1007-1012, by J.S. Bach or from the Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (arr. for viola), BWV 1001-1006 by J.S. Bach
  • The first movement of a standard viola concerto (including cadenza, if applicable) or a work for viola and orchestra
  • A piece of your choice

Cello

  • A movement of a standard concerto, including the cadenza, if applicable
  • Two contrasting movements from the Six Solo Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 by J.S. Bach
  • One etude of the applicant's choosing (examples: Popper, Piatti, Duport)

Double Bass

  • The first movement of a standard concerto, such as Bottesini, Koussevitzky or Vanhal, to be played from memory
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts from the standard orchestral literature