To gain admission to the B.Mus. in Music Performance (String Bass), a student must pass an entrance audition before a faculty jury of three, to be appointed by the chairperson. The audition will occur near the end of the second semester of college and must demonstrate the student’s ability to perform well challenging repertoire representing several historical periods and styles. A student wishing to perform an entrance audition must notify the chairperson in writing at least three weeks prior to the audition. Only after passing the entrance audition may the student declare as a major the B.Mus. in Music Performance (String Bass). A prospective candidate for the B.Mus. in Music Performance (String Bass) may declare a major in Music prior to the semesters stated above but will be listed as a candidate for the B.A. Music until he or she passes the audition. A student who does not pass the entrance audition in the second semester may have a second opportunity in the third semester.
For entrance into the Bachelor of Music in Performance (Double Bass), the student should demonstrate:
1) An etude from Simandl, New Method for Double Bass II or similar
2) Two movements of a Baroque sonata comparable in difficulty to Eccles, H. Sonata in G minor
3) Two contrasting orchestral excerpts such as:
The following list is representative of repertoire acceptable for study in the B.Mus. program. This list is not exhaustive but is provided to offer examples.
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1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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