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Cello Standards

Four Year Progression for Cello

MUAP 1100-3100
(B.M.E., B.M.T., B.A.)

Freshman 1
Technique:
Major scales and arpeggios one octave, to 2 sharps and 2 flats.
Popper – 15 Easy Studies
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 1
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 6 minutes)
Intermediate Bach for the Cello, ed. Krane
Suzuki Books 2 and 3

Freshman 2
Technique:
Major scales and arpeggios one or two octaves, to 3 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 1
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 6 minutes)
Breval – Sonata in C Major
Intermediate Bach for the Cello, ed. Krane
Bazelaire – Suite Francaise

Sophomore 1
Technique:
Major scales and arpeggios two octaves to 5 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 1
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 1
Dotzauer – Exercises for the Violoncello, Book 2
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 8 minutes)
Bazelaire – Suite Francaise
Squire -- Bouree
Squire -- Danse Rustique
Romberg – Sonata in e

Sophomore 2
Technique:
All major scales and arpeggios two octaves.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 1
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 1
Dotzauer, Exercises for the Violoncello, Book 2
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 10 minutes)
Bach – Suite No. 1 in G Major
Popper – Happy Recollections


Junior 1
Technique:
Major scales and arpeggios, two or three octaves.
Minor scales and arpeggios, two octaves to 2 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 1 or 2
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 2
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 12 minutes)
Bazelaire – Second Concertino
Vivaldi – Sonatas
L. Mendelssohn – Student Concerto
Bach – Suites No. 1 in G, 2 in d, 3 in C

Junior 2
Technique:
All major scales and arpeggios to three octaves.
Minor scales and arpeggios two or three octaves, to 3 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 2
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 2
Merk – 20 Studies, Op. 11
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 12 minutes)
Bach Suites No. 1, 2, and 3
St. Saens – The Swan
Squire – Tarantella
Faure – Sicilienne

Senior 1
Technique:
All major scales and arpeggios to three octaves..
Minor scales and arpeggios two or three octaves, to 4 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 2
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 2 or Thumb Position for Cello, Book 1
Merk – 20 Studies, Op. 11
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 15 minutes)
St. Saens – Allegro Appassionato
Bach-Piatigorsky – Concerto in G

Senior 2
Technique:
All major scales and arpeggios, three or four octaves.
Minor scales and arpeggios three octaves, to 5 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 2
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 2 or Thumb Position for Cello, Book 1
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 15 minutes)
Bruch – Kol Nidrei
Faure – Elegy
Popper – Gavotte
JC Bach – Concerto in c minor
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APPLIED STUDIES
CELLO

MUAP 1200 – 3200 (B.A. – Performance)

Freshman 1
Technique:
Major scales and arpeggios, two or three octaves.
Minor scales and arpeggios, two octaves to 2 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 1 or 2
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 2
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 10 minutes)
Bazelaire – Second Concertino
Vivaldi – Sonatas
L. Mendelssohn – Student Concerto
Bach – Suites No. 1 in G, 2 in d, 3 in C

Freshman 2
Technique:
All major scales and arpeggios to three octaves.
Minor scales and arpeggios two or three octaves, to 3 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 2
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 2
Merk – 20 Studies, Op. 11
Sample Repertoire; (Total approx. 10 minutes)
Bach Suites No. 1, 2, and 3
St. Saens – The Swan
Squire – Tarantella
Faure – Sicilienne

Sophomore 1
Technique:
All major scales and arpeggios to three octaves..
Minor scales and arpeggios two or three octaves, to 4 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 2
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 2 or Thumb Position for Cello, Book 1
Merk – 20 Studies, Op. 11
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 15 minutes)
St. Saens – Allegro Appassionato
Bach-Piatigorsky – Concerto in G

Sophomore 2
Technique:
All major scales and arpeggios, three or four octaves.
Minor scales and arpeggios three octaves, to 5 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 2
Mooney – Position Pieces for Cello, Book 2 or Thumb Position for Cello, Book 1
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 15 minutes)
Faure – Elegy
Popper – Gavotte
JC Bach – Concerto in c minor

Junior 1
Technique:
Major scales and arpeggios three or four octaves.
Minor scales and arpeggios three or four octaves, to 5 sharps and flats.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 2
Mooney – Thumb Position for Cello, Book 1
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 20 minutes)
Rachmaninoff – Vocalise
Bach – Gamba Sonatas 1 and 2
Sammartini – Sonata in G

Junior 2
Technique:
All major and minor scales and arpeggios three or four octaves.
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 2
Mooney – Thumb Position for Cello, Book 1
Franchomme – 12 Caprices, Op. 7
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 20 minutes)
Breval – Sonata in G
Mendelssohn – Sonata in G
Dvorak – Silent Woods

Senior 1
Technique:
All major and minor scales and arpeggios, three or four octaves
Deak – Modern Method for the Violoncello, Book 2
Mooney – Thumb Position for Cello, Book 1 or 2
Franchomme – 12 Caprices
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 25 minutes)
Haydn - Piatigorsky – Divertimento
Bloch – Nigun
Lalo – Concerto in d

Senior 2
Technique:
All major and minor scales and arpeggios, three or four octaves.
Mooney – Thumb Position for Cello, Book 2
Popper – High School of Cello Playing
Sample Repertoire: (Total approx. 30 minutes)
Haydn – Concerto in C
St. Saens – Concerto in a


 

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