The audition requirements at the undergraduate level are for all strings:
  • One three octave scale in any key.
  • One etude by memory.
  • One movement of a solo work by Bach or a movement from a concerto from the standard repertoire.
All works must be memorized.


  • Three octave scales and arpeggios in all keys.
  • An etude or caprice by memory.
  • Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto or two contrasting movements from a solo work by Bach. Applicant may also choose to play one movement from an unaccompanied work by Bach and a movement from a concerto.
All works must be memorized.
For more information, please contact:
Department of Music
Box 30001; MSC 3F
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-5432