Audition Information for Strings

string auditions

Choosing your repertoire:

  • Playing that is physically well set up, and repertoire that is fully in technical control, and expressively performed, is much preferable to selections that present technical challenges that cannot yet be met consistently, and so may well obscure the quality of musical interpretation.
  • Normally, students auditioning for university study present repertoire at the Conservatory Level 8 or beyond.

Accompaniment:

  • An accompanist is required. Please contact the Admissions Assistant, Odilla Van Delinder at 519-661-2044 or ovandeli@uwo.ca for more information.

Violin

     Repertoire:
  • two different pieces or movements of pieces of contrasting tempos that demonstrate your current level of technique, and your ability to give a musically and stylistically coherent interpretation.

Here is a sample of what students anticipating to enter the Performance Degree after the first common year should aim to be familiar with:

Viola

     Repertoire:
  • two different pieces or movements of pieces of contrasting tempos that demonstrate your current level of technique, and your ability to give a musically and stylistically coherent interpretation

Cello

     Repertoire:
  • two different pieces or movements of pieces of contrasting tempos that demonstrate your current level of technique, and your ability to give a musically and stylistically coherent interpretation.

Bass

     Repertoire:
  • two pieces (or movements) or etudes of contrasting tempos, that demonstrate your current level of technique, and your ability to give a musically and stylistically coherent interpretation.

String Bank

Western's String Bank is a collection of more than 40 fine Italian, French and English instruments and bows. These are available for loan to select violin, viola, cello and bass students in Music Performance, and are maintained by our resident experts.

String Faculty


Contact Us

Need more information about applying to Western Music? We're here to help!

Odilla Van Delinder
Admissions Assistant
519-661-2044
ovandeli@uwo.ca