Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation Fellowships in String Orchestral Performance


Through a partnership between Oklahoma State University, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and the Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation, the OSU Greenwood School of Music's String Area offers four graduate string fellowship positions to violin, viola, cello and bass candidates. A two-year program, this fellowship will allow qualified applicants to pursue a graduate degree at OSU while performing with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Accepted applicants can expect to receive tuition waivers as well as health benefits while they are enrolled in the program.  Fellows will engage in mentorship and performance opportunities with the Tulsa Symphony’s principal players and administrative team, to include masterclasses, mock auditions, and job shadowing, as well as participate in special events sponsored by the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts.

Application Information

Candidates must apply to and be accepted by both the OSU Graduate College and the Department of Music Master of Music program.  The application for admission to the Graduate College must be submitted online.  All undergraduate transcripts should be sent to the Graduate College. 

Please contact Dr. Laura Talbott-Clark, OSU Associate Professor of Violin, via email in order to arrange a live audition (Jan. 15-16, 2021 or Feb. 19-20, 2021) or to submit a video audition.  No pre-screening submissions are necessary at this time.  Applications and auditions must be completed by February 20, 2021 to receive full consideration; submissions received after this date wlll be considered until all positions are filled.

There will be two fellowships available for 2021-2022: violin and/or viola.

 

Audition Repertoire

Violin

Solo

  • Exposition of a standard concerto
  • Exposition and cadenza of Concerto No. 3, 4 or 5 by W.A. Mozart OR two contrasting movements from the Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006 by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Movement I, m. 392-end
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39, Movement II, beginning to m. 27; Movement IV, beginning to m. 41
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2, Scherzo, beginning to Trio I
  • Strauss: Don Juan, beginning to m. 61

 

Viola

Solo

  • First movement and cadenza (if applicable) from a standard concerto
  • Two contrasting movements from the Six Solo Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Strauss: Don Juan, beginning to Letter D
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Movement II
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo, 8 bars before A-D
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Movement I: 15-17

 

Cello

Solo

  • One movement and cadenza (if applicable) from a standard concerto
  • Two contrasting movements from the Six Solo Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Movement II: mm. 1-10, mm. 49-59, mm. 98-106
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Movement III: mm. 1-16
  • Debussy: La Mer, Movement I: 2 measures before #9 to 6 measures before #10
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo, N-O
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Movement IV: beginning to A; 10 measures after D-E
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, beginning to 5 measures after #2

 

Bass

Solo

  • First movement of one of the following concertos: Koussevitsky, Dittersdorf, Vanhal or Bottesini
  • A movement from the Six Solo Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Movements I & IV
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Movement IV recitatives
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Movement I
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, #9-11
  • Verdi: Othello, Act IV bass soli