The College of Arts and Architecture

Double Bass

Auditionees for the M.M. in Performance or the Professional Performance Certificate should prepare two contrasting movements of a standard concerto (Vanhal, Bottesini, Koussevitsky, etc.) or sonata (Misek, Sperger, Hindemith, Schubert, etc.), as well as the following orchestral excerpts:

  • Beethoven, 5th Symphony, 3rd movement
  • Beethoven, 9th Symphony, Recitative
  • Verdi, Othello solo
  • Prokofiev, solo from Lieutenant Kije
  • Mozart, Symphony No. 40, 1st movement

A movement of a Bach unaccompanied suite may be substituted for one of the concerto/sonata movements.

To schedule an audition, please complete the online audition scheduling form. Applicants who wish to be considered for graduate assistantships should schedule auditions/interviews as early as possible.

Live auditions are preferred; however, international students and others who are unable to travel to campus may submit a recorded audition. Please send either a DVD to the address listed on the degree description or submit an electronic video link to Professor Nairn. Live auditions are preferred for applicants applying for teaching assistantships.

Instructor: Robert Nairn
814-865-8339
rcn3@psu.edu