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BM in Instrumental Performance

The string program at FIU is designed to train the leading performers and educators of tomorrow. Through studies with the School of Music’s distinguished artist-faculty, students perform a broad repertory of solo, chamber, and orchestral literature. The School of Music features a thriving chamber music program, directed by FIU’s Ensemble-in-Residence, the Banff Award-winning Amernet String Quartet, which affords students an array of performance opportunities both on and off campus. Additionally, frequent master classes and workshops given by distinguished visiting artists are an integral part of the program. Graduates of the string program at FIU have gone on to careers as internationally recognized and award-winning chamber musicians, orchestral players, soloists, and teachers. The FIU Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Raffaele Livio Ponti, gives many performances spanning baroque though contemporary repertoire featuring guest artists and students as soloists. As well, students can participate in FIU’s New Music Ensemble and Musicum Collegium for experience outside the standard repertory.

 

Admission & Audition

HOW TO GET STARTED NOW-

1. Complete FIU application – Applicants must first complete FIU’s online university application. Otherwise, they cannot be fully reviewed for admission by the School of Music, nor can they be considered for music scholarships or graduate assistantships. Click here to visit FIU Admissions. 

All students seeking admission to the School of Music must audition on an instrument/voice, including freshmen and transfer students. This includes prospective majors and minors in music. We urge you to apply and audition as early as possible so that you can be considered for a scholarship or receive financial assistance.

 

2. Complete your GetAcceptd application – Completing the GetAcceptd submission and pre-screening process is essential and required of all students applying to FIU’s School of Music. If you pass the pre-screening you will be invited to a live audition. Live audition dates are listed below. In the application you will be asked to select your preferred live audition date. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships must attend the November 5th audition date.  Click here to submit your pre-audition materials and select a live audition date.

 

Auditions are held at 9:00am in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC) by appointment or on the following days:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

Submit the following for your GetAcceptd Pre-Screening:

  1. A repertoire list;
  2. A brief biography; and
  3. A video of at least five minutes in length demonstrating your playing in contrasting styles/works.

 

Audition repertoire for violin, viola, and cello:

Students applying to the string area on violin, viola, or cello will be required to present the following:

  1. One movement of any solo work by Bach
  2. One movement of a standard concerto or concert piece
  3. Scales and arpeggios in three octaves

Please note that contrabass students should prepare scales and arpeggios in three octaves and a work on the level of the Eccles sonata, the Dragonetti concerto, the Hindemith sonata, or the Koussevitzky concerto. In addition, applicants may be required to play and/or sight read orchestral excerpts to demonstrate knowledge of standard orchestral repertoire.

 

Theory Placement

All entering undergraduates must take a theory placement test.  At the very least, they must take a Music Fundamentals test.  Entering freshmen that have taken high school theory and transfer students who have previously taken college-level theory can try one of the upper-level tests to place out of one or more courses from the theory and sight-singing sequences. The theory placement tests may be taken either on one of our audition days or on the Thursday before the first week of classes in both Fall and Spring. For further information regarding theory placement tests, please visit the Theory Information webpage.

 

 

MM in Instrumental Performance

The string program at FIU is designed to train the leading performers and educators of tomorrow. Through studies with the School of Music’s distinguished artist-faculty, students perform a broad repertory of solo, chamber, and orchestral literature. The School of Music features a thriving chamber music program, directed by FIU’s Ensemble-in-Residence, the Banff Award-winning Amernet String Quartet, which affords students an array of performance opportunities both on and off campus. Additionally, frequent master classes and workshops given by distinguished visiting artists are an integral part of the program. Graduates of the string program at FIU have gone on to careers as internationally recognized and award-winning chamber musicians, orchestral players, soloists, and teachers.The FIU Symphony Orchestra gives many performances spanning baroque though contemporary repertoire featuring guest artists and students as soloists. As well, students can participate in FIU’s New Music Ensemble and Collegium for experience outside the standard repertory.


HOW TO GET STARTED NOW-

1. Complete FIU application – Applicants who do not complete FIU’s online university application cannot be fully reviewed for admission by the School of Music, nor can they be considered for music scholarships or graduate assistantships. Click here to visit FIU  Graduate Admissions.  All students seeking admission to the School of Music must audition on an instrument/voice, including freshmen and transfer students. This includes prospective majors and minors in music. We urge you to apply and audition as early as possible so that you can be considered for a scholarship or receive financial assistance.

 

2. Complete your GetAcceptd application 

 Please upload the following via GetAcceptd:

  • Repertoire List
  • Brief Biography
  • Video(s) of at least five minutes in length demonstrating your playing in contrasting styles/works

 

Auditions are held at 9:00am in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC) by appointment or on the following days:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Saturday, March 4, 2017

MarciaLittley

Marcia Littley

Program Coordinator of String Studies

Email: ariasm@fiu.edu

Office Location: VH 120