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Violin Performance Standards

Four Year Progression for Violin

 

The Methods/Etudes and Solo sections of this document are samples of materials that are appropriate at the various levels.   Note that there is some overlap of material between the years.   Etude books are often used over several years, and solos can be appropriate at more than one level.  Other material at the appropriate level can also be substituted by the instructor.  The tables below describe minimum requirements.     


Yr/

sem

MUAP 1200/3200

(Performance Track)

MUAP 1100/3100

(BA General, BME, BMT)

F 1

Review of fundamental technique

3-octave scales and arpeggios

Grade 1 and 2 studies (2) and Grade 2 repertoire (1 mvt.)

Review of fundamental technique

3-octave G scale and arpeggios

Grade 1 studies (1) and repertoire

(1 mvt.)

F 2

3- or 4-oct. scales, arpeggios, 7ths

Grade 2 and 3 studies (2) and repertoire (1 mvt.)

Review of fundamental technique

3-octave scales and arpeggios

Grade 1 and 2 studies (2) and repertoire

(1 mvt.)

S 1

3- or 4-oct. scales, arpeggios, 7ths

Simple double stops

Grade 3 studies (1) and repertoire (1 mvt.)

3-octave scales, arpeggios, 7ths

Grade 1 and 2 studies (2) and repertoire

(1 mvt.)

S 2

3- or 4-oct. scales, arpeggios, 7ths

Simple double stops

Grade 3 and 4 studies (1) and repertoire

(1 mvt.)

3-octave scales, arpeggios,  7ths

Grade 2 studies (2) and repertoire (1 mvt.)

Jr 1

3- or 4-oct. scales, arpeggios, 7ths

Double stops

Grade 3 and 4 studies (1) and repertoire (2 mvts.)

3-octave scales, arpeggios,  7ths

Simple double stops

Grade 2 and 3 studies (2) and repertoire

(1 mvt.)

Jr 2

3- or 4-oct. scales, arpeggios, 7ths

Double stops

Grade 4 and 5 studies (1) and repertoire (2 mvts.)

Junior recital (30 minutes. Includes concerto movement or concert piece)

3-octave scales, arpeggios,  7ths

Simple double stops

Grade 2 and 3 studies and repertoire

Sr

Preparation for senior recital/auditions.

Technical studies as appropriate.

Three movements from Grade 4-5 repertoire performed at senior recital (50 minutes. Includes concerto movement performed from memory).

1st semester: 3- or 4-oct. (G) scales, arpeggios, 7ths, double stops.

 Grade 3 and 4 studies and repertoire (2 movements/pieces).

2nd semester: 3- or 4-oct. (G, Ab, A) scales, arpeggios, 7ths, double stops. Grade 3 and 4 studies and repertoire (2 mvts.)

Optional junior recital (30 minutes).


Sample Graded Methods/Etudes and Solos
 

Grade 1 Repertoire

Beethoven, Minuet in G

Handel, Sonata in E (I-II)

Rieding, Concerto in B

Seitz, Concerto no. 4

Vivaldi, Concerto in A, Op. 3/6

Mozart, Concerto no. 2, K 211 (arr. Rokos)

Grade 1 Technical Literature

Kreutzer, 42 Etudes, no. 2

Kayser, 36 Studies, Op. 20

Schradieck, School of Violin Technics, vol. 1,

     no. 1

Sitt, Studies for Violin, Op. 32

Whistler, Introducing the Positions

Wohlfahrt, 60 Etudes, Op. 45

Grade 2 Repertoire

Bartok, Rumanian Folk Dances

Handel, 6 Sonatas

Fiocco, Allegro

Kreisler, Sicilienne and Rigaudon

Ortmans, Concertino

Grade 2 Technical Literature

Dont, 24 Preparatory Studies, Op. 37

Kreutzer, 42 Etudes, nos. 9, 11, 13

Schradieck, School of Violin Technics, vol. 1

Sevcik, School of Bowing, Op. 2, Bk. 1

Sevcik, Shifting the Position, Op. 8

Grade 3 Repertoire

Accolay, Concerto no. 1 in A

Bach, J. S., Concerto no. 1 in A

Beethoven, Romance in F

Gluck, Melodie

Kreisler, Liebesleid

Mozart, Violin Sonatas in Bb, G or E

Rieding, Concertino in Hungarian Style

Grade 3 Technical literature

Kreutzer, 42 Etudes

Mazas, Etudes Speciales, Op. 36, vol. 1

Mazas, Etudes Brillantes, Op. 36, vol. 2

 

 

Grade 4 Repertoire

Mozart, Concerto no. 3 in G (K. 216)

Bach, J. S. Concerto no. 2 in E

Beethoven, Violin Sonatas, nos. 1, 4, 5

Beriot, Concerto no. 9

Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole

Rachmaninov, Vocalise

Schumann, Sonata in A

Tartini, Sonata in G ("Didona")

Vitali, Chaconne

Wieniawski, Legende

Grade 4 Technical Literature

Kreutzer, 42 Etudes

Rode, 24 Caprices

Grade 5 Repertoire

Bach, J. S. Six Sonatas and Partitas (selected movements)

Beethoven, Violin Sonatas

Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1

Mendelssohn, Concerto in E minor

Mozart, Concerto no. 4

Mozart, Concerto no. 5

Saint-Saens, Introduction et Rondo

      Capriccioso

Wieniawski, Concerto no. 2                 

Grade 5 Technical Literature

Dont, 24 Etudes and Caprices, Op. 35

Rode, 24 Caprices

 

 


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