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Violin Auditions

These requirements are for entry into all undergraduate degree programs.

Memorization is not required but strongly recommended. Accompaniment is optional. 

Prepare the following: 

  1. One movement of an unaccompanied partita or sonata by J.S. Bach​
  2. The first movement of a standard concerto (i.e. Bruch, Lalo, or Mozart) with cadenza (when applicable), OR a piece of comparable difficulty.  

Faculty Contact: David Colwell, david.colwell@ku.edu

Fall 2021 Audition Dates

Please note: due to Covid 19 concerns, KU School of Music will be offering video auditions in lieu of the live auditions. After submission of a video audition, students are strongly encouraged to attend a faculty appointment over Zoom as scheduled upon video submission. Information about this can be found in the registration. The school is accepting videos auditions from now until June 1st with a priority date of March 15 for scholarship consideration. 



2021 Audition Registration


If you cannot attend a live audition, email musicrecruiting@ku.edu to make other arrangements.

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