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Graduate Violin Auditions


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**All Auditions for Fall 2021 Admission will be conducted Virtually**

M.A. 

Auditions will be submitted by including video links on the Music Supplemental Application. 

Compilation video link of audition materials or a maximum of 5 separate video links for audition materials. 

  1. 2 keys of major and minor scales and arpeggios in 3 octaves.
  2. Two contrasting movements from a Bach Sonata or Partita for Solo Violin
  3. The 1st movement of a major concerto (not Baroque), including cadenza if applicable
  4. One movement from a sonata or solo piece in a contrasting style to the Bach and the Concerto

A live zoom graduate audition can be requested (instead of a recording) through correspondence with the instructor(s).

Note: If your audition repertoire is different than the requirements and is in need of modification in any way, please feel free to reach out to the violin professors who are open to communicate with you via email:

scott-conklin@uiowa.edu and katherine-wolfe@uiowa.edu

D.M.A.

Auditions will be submitted by including video links on the Music Supplemental Application. 

Compilation video link of audition materials or a maximum of 5 separate video links for audition materials. 

  1. Two contrasting movements form a Bach Sonata or Partita for Solo Violin
  2. An entire major concerto with cadenzas, if applicable
  3. An additional work of the candidate's choice in a style other than the Bach or the concerto.

A live zoom graduate audition can be requested (instead of a recording) through correspondence with the instructor(s).

Note: If your audition repertoire is different than the requirements and is in need of modification in any way, please feel free to reach out to the violin professors who are open to communicate with you via email:

scott-conklin@uiowa.edu and katherine-wolfe@uiowa.edu

For more information, or if you cannot audition on the dates above please contact Katie Wolfe or Scott Conklin to make alternate arrangements. Recorded auditions are acceptable, but a live audition preferred.