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Eileen Phillips Cohen Scholarship Application Procedure

A groundbreaking scholarship program

Find the eligibility and application requirements below, and best of luck to you!

Application Requirements:
  • Send the following items to musthe53@uwec.edu. Priority will be given to submissions received by Tuesday, January 14, 2020. 
  • Résumé, including a cover letter stating the meaning of music in your life and leadership qualities you could bring to the quartet and the orchestra program. Be sure that you have included your contact information, including both your address and your e-mail, on the resumé.  
  • DVD or video upload (YouTube or Vimeo) with high audio quality
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, one of which must be from your current music teacher or orchestra director
Eligibility
  • High school senior or college student at the time of the application
  • Acceptance to the university prior to a live audition
DVD or Upload Video
  1. Recordings must contain all audition repertoire listed below.
  2. Before sending, please view your recording all the way through to ensure its quality.
List of Repertoire

VIOLINCELLO

Required piece: A Prelude from any of J.S. Bach Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012
Choose one of the following:

C.P.E. Bach Violoncello Concerto in A minor, Mvt. I
A. Dvorak: Concerto No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 104 any Movement
E. Elgar: Concerto in E minor Op. 85, Mvt. IV
J. Haydn: Concerto in C Major, Mvt. I or III
J. Haydn: Concerto in D Major, Mvt. I or III
E. Lalo: Concerto in D minor, Mvt. I
C. Saint-Saëns: Violoncello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 33, Mvt. I
R. Schumann: Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 Mvt. I
D. Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107 Mvt. I
P. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33

The repertoire played in the video does not need to be the same as that played at the live audition, but it must be from the list above. 

VIOLA

Required piece: Bach Suite No. 3 Prelude
Choose one of the following:

Stamitz: Viola Concerto Mvt. I
Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto Mvt. I
Bartok: Viola Concerto Mvt. Any movement
Walton: Viola Concerto Mvt. I or II
Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher Any movement

The repertoire played in the video does not need to be the same as that played at the live audition, but it must be from the list above. 

VIOLIN

Required piece: Bach Solo Sonata No. 3 BWV 1005 Largo
Choose one of the following:

Brahms: Violin Concerto, Mvt I
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Mvt. I
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Mvt. I
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3, Mvt. I
Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Mvt. I
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Mvt I
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2, Mvt I

The repertoire played in the video does not need to be the same as that played at the live audition, but it must be from the list above.

  • Priority will be given to submissions received by Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
  • Applicants must be accepted to UW-Eau Claire by the time of the live audition.
  • After the video screenings, finalists will be invited to a live audition on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

For more information or questions contact:

Nobuyoshi Yasuda, Coordinator
String Division, Department of Music and Theatre Arts
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Department of Music & Theatre Arts
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715) 836-2181
yasudan@uwec.edu

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