Strings

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A Degree in String 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, teachers and directors of performing arts organizations.

 The FIU Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Maestro Javier Jose Mendoza, gives many performances spanning baroque though contemporary repertoire featuring guest artists and students as soloists.

B.M. in String Performance

Audition Requirements

Submit the following:

  • A repertoire list
  • A brief biography
  • A video of at least five minutes in length demonstrating your playing in contrasting styles/works.

 

Audition repertoire for violin, viola, cello, harp and double bass:

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

Audition repertoire for contrabass:

  • 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.

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU. Organized auditions are held three times per year, but can be scheduled at other times throughout the year upon request. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships should attend the November 3rd audition date. Theory and history placement tests will be given during organized audition days.

Upcoming audition dates include: Saturday, November 3, 2018 | Saturday, February 2, 2019 | Saturday, March 2, 2019

 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of String Studies

Marcia Littley

mlittley@fiu.edu

VH (Viertes Haus) 120

 

M.M. in String Performance

Audition Requirements

Submit the following:

  • A repertoire list
  • A brief biography
  • A video of at least five minutes in length demonstrating your playing in contrasting styles/works.

Audition repertoire for violin, viola, cello, harp and double bass:

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

Audition repertoire for contrabass:

  • 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.

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU. Organized auditions are held three times per year, but can be scheduled at other times throughout the year upon request. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships should attend the November 3rd audition date. Theory and history placement tests will be given during organized audition days.

Upcoming audition dates include: Saturday, November 3, 2018 | Saturday, February 2, 2019 | Saturday, March 2, 2019

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of String Studies

Marcia Littley

mlittley@fiu.edu

VH (Viertes Haus) 120

 

 

2018-19 Ensemble Audition Information

2018-19 Ensemble Placement Auditions for FIUSO

Welcome to the 2018-19 season of the FIU Symphony Orchestra! We have a very exciting season planned, and I am pleased that you are interested in auditioning for the FIUSO. The audition procedure is listed below. There is an additional opportunity for this season- the FIU Festival Orchestra. The FIU Festival Orchestra will perform the closing concert on the FIU Music Festival. The core of the Festival Orchestra will be made up of members of the Camerata Antonio Soler from Madrid, Spain. The Camerata is a professional chamber orchestra that will be in residence during the FIU Music Festival. This is a great opportunity to perform with players from a European Orchestra. We expect the string section of the festival orchestra to be made up of the players from the Camerata and FIU’s top string majors. You can read more about the Camerata here: http://www.camerataantoniosoler.com/en/.

The auditions for the FIUSO will be blind, and behind a screen. You are not to talk during your audition, this is to insure that the audition remains anonymous. You can download the audition material here.

Please sign up for your audition here, and be sure to indicate if you are auditioning for the FIU Festival Orchestra.

For additional information or for orchestral placement, please contact Dr. Javier Jose Mendoza at javmendo@fiu.edu. 

Good luck!

 

 

 

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