Hello! I am 14 years old and I plan on auditioning for the Juilliard Pre-College in the upcoming season.
I am just wondering about which would be the most adequate rep to fulfill the audition requirements.
The following audition requirements for my age are:
1.An etude on the level of Kreutzer, Fiorillo, Dont(op.37), and Rode.
2. 2 Contrasting movements of a concerto by Kabalevsky, Mozart, Bruch, Wieniawski, or Lalo
3.A movement of unaccompanied bach, or a contrasting piece too the concerto.
The pieces that I have learned that would fit the criteria:
2.Mozart in G Major(3) Mvmts 1 and 2
(I will be starting Bruch gm in the next 2 weeks but I'm not sure if that's enough time. But it's a possibility)
3.Bach Partita 3 Gavotte en Rondeau, Gigue
Pieces Praeludium and Allegro, Thais Meditation, Wieniawski Legende[just needs some minor polishing :)]
I would trust your teacher on a recommendation for this, especially if they routinely are sending students to Pre-College.
I agree with Lydia, of course, but if your teacher has never prepared any of his/her students for these kinds of things (or has only done so rarely, or in the distant past), then you might scout around to get a couple of Skype lessons for the purpose of gaining that insight. During winter break might be a good time for that since your own schedule should be pretty flexible and people are traveling a lot less this year.
I'm just happy to see that at 68 I am almost pre-Julliard.
While I am not personally familiar with auditioning for Juilliard Pre-college, my son goes to a similar program in the Chicago area (smaller and strings only, but same high level). I would say at 14 all the repertoire you listed is too low a level for acceptance. For example, at age 12 when my son applied, he played Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and some of the harder movements of Partita 2. That's maybe on the high end for 12, but I'm pretty sure you need to be at a comparable level for Juilliard.
Can't claim to know anything about the particular process, but I'd suggest playing the more technically challenging pieces from your list - pick Dont not Kreutzer, the Praeludium and Allegro not Thais.
That’s a great idea, and I never thought about it. The prescreening video requires any two pieces(or two movements) and that is what is due by March 1st. By that time I will more than likely have a good first movement of Bruch because it’s pretty short and I practice a lot so I tend to finish things a little quicker then usual. I could do Kreisler or a Bach and Bruch mvmt 1 for pre-screening, and the audition is in the middle of May so that should be enough time to learn the 2nd mvmt. And I have my pieces or Bach as well as the Dont.
I disagree with Chris Keating in that I don't think there's really a delta between Kreutzer and Dont op. 37in difficulty; they're both intermediate-level etude books. I'd consider Rode harder than both, so if you were aiming for more difficulty, I'd pick one of the harder Rode caprices.
oh, my bad.... I'd confused Dont op 37 and Dont op 35.
I would assume so as well, but there's a range to the listed repertoire. If the
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