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Guitar Requirements

The new guitar department at the Curtis Institute of Music joins the great tradition of artistry that has defined the school since its founding in 1924.

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Audition Repertoire


AUDITION REPERTOIRE

Applicants will play works selected from categories A through E. Everything except the chamber piece is to be played from memory.

A. Two of the following études by different composers:

  • Regondi, Étude No. 2
  • Regondi, Étude No. 5
  • Regondi, Étude No. 8
  • Regondi, Étude No. 10
  • Sor, Studio in G Major, Op. 29, No. 3
  • Sor, Studio in A Major, Op. 6, No. 6
  • Sor, Studio in C Major, Op. 29, No. 17
  • Villa-Lobos, Étude No. 3
  • Villa-Lobos, Étude No. 7
  • Villa-Lobos, Étude No. 10


B. One of the following complete pieces:

  • J.S. Bach, Chaconne from Partita in D minor, BWV 1004
  • J.S. Bach, Lute Suite No. 2, BWV 997
  • J.S. Bach, Lute Suite No. 3, BWV 995
  • J.S. Bach, Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998
  • Giuliani, Variations on a March by Cherubini, Op. 110
  • Matiegka, Sonata in B minor, Op. 31, no. 6
  • Regondi, Introduction and Caprice, Op. 23
  • Regondi, Reverie-Nocturne, Op. 19
  • Sor, Fantaisie, Op. 7
  • Sor, Fantaisie No. 7, Op. 30
  • Sor, Souvenirs d'une Soiree a Berlin, Op. 56
  • Sor, Fantaisie Elegiaque, Op. 59


C. One of the following complete pieces:

  • Ponce, Thème varié et finale
  • Ponce, Sonata No. 3
  • Ponce, Variations and Fugue on 'La Folia'
  • José, Sonata
  • Britten, Nocturnal after John Dowland
  • Walton, Bagatelles
  • Ginastera, Sonata, Op. 47
  • Carter, Changes
  • Berio, Sequenza XI
  • Brouwer, Sonata


D. One of the following concertos (first movement only; accompanist provided):

  • Giuliani, Concerto in A major, Op. 30
  • Ponce, Concierto del Sur
  • Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez


E. One of the following chamber pieces (chamber partner provided):

  • Crumb, Mundus Canis: movements 2 and 4
  • Giuliani, Rondo, Op. 68, No. 2 in B minor (for guitar and piano)
  • Takemitsu, Toward the Sea (for alto flute and guitar), movement 3
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