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Cello Audition Requirements

WVU School of Music cello applicants must present the following at their audition:

  • An etude from etude books appropriate for each instrument such as Fiorillo, Kreutzer, Dont, Rode, Mazas, Kayser, Popper, etc.
  • Two contrasting works from two different stylistic periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or 20th Century or 21st Century) of the standard solo repertoire. These can include entire works or individual movements from a major concerto, sonata, or suite.
  • Two or three octave scales may be requested at the audition

It is strongly recommended for all string applicants to contact the Erin Ellis, Cello Faculty at for assistance with individual repertoire choices.