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String Area Coordinator: Steven Huang

The Ohio University string faculty is dedicated to training highly motivated string players to take their place with technical skill, musicianship, musicality, and confidence in today's highly competitive music profession. Regular master classes, visiting artists, solo competitions and performance laboratory opportunities are an integral part of the curriculum. Enrollment is limited to allow for the personal attention that is most beneficial to committed students.

Now Available: ­We are excited to announce that, beginning Fall 2014, applied study on guitar will be offered to students majoring in the BA in Music! Interested guitarists should contact­­ John Horne­ to set up an entrance audition. ­

Click here for guitar audition requirements.

Contact the Associate Director for information regarding the BA in Music.

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String Division Faculty

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Michael Carrera
Associate Professor of Cello

James Farley
Adjunct Professor, Violin and Viola
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Steven Huang
Associate Professor, Director of Orchestral Activities

Garry Wasserman
Adjunct Professor, Bass
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Dawn Wohn
Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola

John Horne
Adjunct Professor, Guitar

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Stringed Instrument Audition Requirements: Undergraduate


For students auditioning into the Performance major: ­

  • Cello, Viola, or Violin -The first movement of a concerto, one movement of an unaccompanied work by Bach, and an etude.
  • Double Bass students should prepare a movement from a concerto and a movement from a sonata, or two contrasting movements of a sonata.­

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For students auditioning for the BA major on guitar:

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For students auditioning for all other music major programs:

  • Two contrasting pieces.­


All students, regardless of major, should be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of scales and arpeggios.
 

For additional information regarding string audition requirements, please contact: ­

Steven Huang
String Division Coordinator
huangs@ohio.edu

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Stringed Instrument Audition Requirements: Graduate

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After completing graduate school application forms, submitting transcripts of baccalaureate studies, and providing three (3) letters of recommendation, the master of music applicant will contact the chair of the string division or the School of Music office to determine an audition date at the School of Music in Athens, OH.­
 

Audition Repertoire
 

Violin, Viola, Cello:

  • A movement of a major concerto
  • Two movements of a solo
  • Sonata or Partita by Bach
  • 20th century work of your choice


Bass:

  • A movement of a major concerto
  • Two movements of a work from the Baroque period
  • Third work of your choice
     

For additional information please contact:

Graduate Chair­
gradmusic@ohio.edu

 

Michael Carrera

Associate Professor of Cello, String Division Chair

Dawn Dongeun Wohn

Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola

Garry Wasserman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Bass

John Horne

Adjunct Professor of Guitar/Jazz Studies