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String Studies

Entrance Requirements

VIOLIN:

  1. One movement from an unaccompanied Bach sonata or partita.

  2. Two contrasting movements from any concerto in the standard repertoire.

VIOLA:

  1. Two contrasting movements from any concerto in the standard repertoire OR two contrasting pieces of choice.

CELLO:

  1. One movement from an unaccompanied Bach suite.

  2. One movement from any concerto in the standard repertoire OR one virtuoso piece of choice with similar length.

DOUBLE BASS:

  1. One major and one minor scale in three octaves.

  2. Piece of applicant’s choice (preferably one movement from a Baroque sonata) OR one etude of similar difficulty.

HARP:

  1. An étude by Bochsa, Posse or equivalent.

  2. A fast movement from a Baroque or Classical sonata or concerto, i.e. Handel, Dittersdorf, Boieldieu, memorized.

  3. A romantic or 20th century work from the major harp repertoire, i.e. Impromptu, Op. 86 by Faurè, Impromptu-Caprice by Piernè, Scintillation by Salzedo, memorized.

  4. Two orchestral excerpts and or cadenzas.

GUITAR:

  1. Scales and arpeggios.

  2. An étude by Fernando Sor, Matteo Carcassi or equivalent.

  3. A solo work from the 17th or 18th century.

  4. A solo work from the late 19th or 20th century.

Director of String Studies

Violinist Jason Uyeyama is Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University where he teaches violin and chamber music.  He continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Mr. Uyeyama received is Master’s degree from Juilliard and his primary teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Masao Kawasaki, and Yao-Ji Lin.