concerto for college audition
I've been playing violin for 9 years. I have all been self taught, but of course with the aid for squeaky school orchestras.i am a senior and the colleges im thinking abut are: colorado state, ithaca college, penn state, baffalo state, syracuse, (maybe) uc irvine, u of hartford, u of hawaii at manoa, va tech, u of southern california, UIC and (maybe) UMD
But with my lack of knowledge and teacher, i was wondering what concerto i could learn quickly, but perform well. I am in the search of a teacher, but while i am still searching I don't want to be waiting.
thanks so much!!
I think the best strategy is to apply as a non-music major. If you have not played any intermediate concertos so far, the chance of a successful audition is zero. Find a teacher and keep improving your violin skill as a serious hobby.
What's your goal? Are you auditioning for a college orchestra/teacher, or are you hoping to apply as a music student? I think it's going to be hard to polish something up to an audition standard if you're self-taught. What sort of solo repertoire have you played thus far? Have you performed (outside of orchestra) anywhere recently?
Please, please, please, get a teacher ASAP. Auditioning as a self-taught music major isn't realistic. The advice above to apply as a non-music major and then try to get lessons as an elective is very good advice, but even there you are at a serious disadvantage being self-taught.
What's the specific context here? Is this an audition for placement (for instance, you want to take private lessons as a non-music-major), an orchestra placement audition, or something else? I assume you are not trying to audition for a music major.
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