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Suzuki Audition Requirements

Lamont offers Suzuki Training in both Cello and Violin

Students who are enrolling for the University of Denver Suzuki Cello or Violin Certificate program, are required to received acceptance for teaching training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas guidelines. (The Suzuki Association is responsible for all Suzuki teacher training that takes place in the Americas and approves and supports the University of Denver Lamont School of Music as a university long-term training center for Suzuki Method Violin and Cello.) A video of your performance must be sent into the Suzuki Association. For audition guidelines, please visit http://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/guides/audition.

Suzuki Cello Audition Requirements

Graduate (MM)

  • Major and minor scales with arpeggios (3 or 4 octaves)
  • Piece or movement of your choice, minimum difficulty level of Boccherini Concerto in Bb 1st movement with cadenza
  • One movement of unaccompanied Bach Suite One etude of your choice, minimum difficulty level of Popper  High School, Opus 73.

Suzuki Cello Certificate

  • Level 1: Two contrasting pieces of your choice, minimum difficulty level of Breval Sonata in C Major, Allegro or Tchaikovsky Chanson Triste
  • Level 2: Two contrasting pieces of your choice, minimum difficulty level of Boccherini Concerto, 1st movement with cadenza

Suzuki Violin Audition Requirements

An interview and audition is required for all applicants along with 2 letters of recommendation. All applicants must call the Lamont School of Music to arrange an appointment.  A high school diploma is a prerequisite for admission.  Audition requirements are as follows:

Graduate (MM)

  • Major and minor scales with arpeggios (three octaves)
  • First movement of a concerto, minimum difficulty level of a Barber Concerto, with cadenza
  • One movement of an unaccompanied Bach Sonata or Partita One etude of your choice, level Rode 24 Caprices

Suzuki Violin Certificate

  • Level 1: Two contrasting pieces of your choice, minimum difficulty level of Seitz Concerto No. 5, 1st movement or Vivaldi Concerto in a minor, 3rd movement
  • Level 2: Two contrasting pieces of your choice, minimum difficulty level of Mozart Concerto No. 4 or 5, 1st movement with cadenza

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