Chamber Music Audition Repertoire

Prescreening

A prescreening recording is required for all applicants to Chamber Music. Repertoire requirements are listed below. Please review the recording guidelines section of our general audition requirements page for information about uploading prescreening files as part of your online application.

Professional String Quartet Training Program

Groups applying to the Professional String Quartet Training Program should submit a prescreening recording with at least three contrasting pieces (all movements) of the group's choice. Groups invited to the live audition at NEC will present three contrasting works (all movements), which may be the same or different, in whole or in part, from the repertoire contained on the prescreening recording.

 

Professional Piano Trio Training Program

Groups applying to the Professional Piano Trio Training Program should submit a prescreening recording with three contrasting trios (all movements) of the group's choice. Groups invited to the live audition at NEC will present three contrasting trios (all movements), which may be the same or different, in whole or in part, from the repertoire contained on the prescreening recording.

 

Chamber Music - Piano

Prescreening:

  1. Solo work (one movement)
  2. Violin or cello sonata (two contrasting movements)
  3. First movement of a piano trio, quartet, or quintet

Live Audition:

  1. Solo work: Any first movement of a Beethoven sonata
  2. First movement of the Brahms, Schumann, or Dvorak piano quintet
  3. Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 ("Archduke"), III. Andante cantabile (or a similar piece)
  4. First movement of a Mendelssohn, Beethoven, or Brahms piano trio