Patti Johnson Wilson Graduate Fellowships in String Orchestral Performance


Through a partnership between Oklahoma State University, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and the Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation, the OSU Department of Music's String Area offers five graduate string fellowship positions: two violin, one viola, one cello, and one bass fellowship. A two-year program, this fellowship will allow qualified applicants to pursue a graduate degree at OSU while performing as section players with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Accepted applicants can expect to receive tuition waivers as well as health benefits while they are enrolled in the program.

 


Application Information


Candidates must apply to and be accepted by both the OSU Graduate College and the Department of Music Master of Music program. The application for admission to the Graduate College must be submitted online. All undergraduate transcripts should be sent to the Graduate College.

Please contact Dr. Laura Talbott Clark, OSU Associate Professor of Violin and Viola, via email in order to arrange an audition.

 

Audition Dates


There will be openings for  two violins, one viola, and one cello for Fall 2017. Auditions will be arranged directly via Dr. Talbott Clark.

 

Audition Repertoire


Violin

Solo

  • Exposition of a standard concerto
  • Exposition and cadenza of Concerto No. 3, 4, or 5 by W.A. Mozart OR two contrasting movements from the Partitas and Sonatas by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Movement I, m. 392-end
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39, Movement II, beginning to m. 27; Movement IV, beginning to m. 41
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2, Scherzo, beginning to Trio I
  • Strauss: Don Juan, beginning to m. 61

 

Viola

Solo

  • First movement and cadenza (if applicable) from a standard concerto
  • Two contrasting movements from the Unaccompanied Cello Suites by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Strauss: Don Juan, beginning to Letter D
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Movement II
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo, 8 bars before A-D
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Movement I: 15-17

 

Cello

Solo

  • One movement and cadenza (if applicable) from a standard concerto
  • Two contrasting movements from the Unaccompanied Cello Suites by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Movement II: mm. 1-10, mm. 49-59, mm. 98-106
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Movement III: mm. 1-16
  • Debussy: La Mer, Movement I: 2 measures before #9 to 6 measures before #10
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo, N-O
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Movement IV: beginning to A; 10 measures after D-E
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, beginning to 5 measures after #2

 

Bass (not available until Fall 2018)

Solo

  • First movement of one of the following concertos: Koussevitsky, Dittersdorf, Vanhal, or Bottesini
  • A movement from the Unaccompanied Cello Suites by J.S. Bach

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Movements I & IV
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Movement IV recitatives
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Movement I
  • Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, #9-11
  • Verdi: Othello, Act IV bass soli