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Entrance Standards, Bass

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The standards below are applicable to 
transfer students wishing to Music student playing the bass.enter CWU at
the 300 level.

"The man who think he can 
and the man who thinks he can't are both

- Henry Ford





Junior level

  1. Concertos and unaccompanied works must be memorized. Materials of similar difficulty may be substituted at teacher’s discretion.
  2. All works of each category must be at performance level complete with good intonation, rhythm, and sense of style.
  3. All applied lesson students must participate in the CWU Orchestra or Lab Orchestra.
  4. It is highly encouraged of all Bachelor of Music candidates to perform on at least four convocations during your tenure.
  5. Music Education majors are required to achieve 364 level for at least two quarters of study.
  6. Normally, a student will advance no faster than one level per year.

Course Minimum Entrance Requirements: 
364 level

All major and minor scales in octaves.
(complete at least one work from each of the following categories)

  • Bach Cello Suites (non transposed)
  • Fryba Suite
  • Kol Nidre
  • Arpeggione Sonata
  • Hindemith Sonata
  • Koussevitzky
  • Vanhall
  • Bottesini 1 and 2
  • Lancen
  • Tubin

Performance in solo or joint recital required at the 364 (junior) level.


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