Cello Syllabus

Ben Whittenburg, Instructor


FRESHMAN YEAR

Repertoire:
Sonatas of - Bach (#1, #3), Eccles, Vivaldi, Rachmaninoff. Concertos of Sammartini, Kabelevsky, Boccherini, Saint-Saens, Lalo.

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
Major and minor 3 - octave scales and arpeggios. Etudes of Franchomme, Gruetzmacher, Popper.

Sightreading Skills:
Individualized instruction - orchestral excerpts; Haydn, Mozart quartets; duet.


SOPHOMORE YEAR

Sightreading Skills:
Individualized instruction - orchestral excerpts; Haydn, Mozart quartets; duet.

Repertoire:
Sonatas of - Beethoven (#1, #3), Bach (#1-3), Brahms (E minor), Handel, Rachmaninoff, Corelli. Concertos of Sammartini, Kabelevsky, Haydn (C major), Boccherini, Saint-Saens, Lalo.

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
Major and minor 3-octave scales and arpeggios, 3rds. Etudes of Franchomme, Popper.

JUNIOR YEAR

Repertoire:
Sonatas of: Bach (#2, #4, #5), Greig, Beethoven, Schubert "Arpeggione" , Brahms (F major). Concertos of Haydn, Saint-Saens, Lalo, Boccherini, Sammartini, Kabelevsky.

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
Major and minor 3 and 4 octave scales, arpeggios, 3rds, 6ths. Etude of Franchomme, Popper, Duport.

Sightreading Skills:
Individualized instruction - orchestral excerpts; Haydn, Mozart quartets; duet.

SENIOR YEAR

Repertoire:
Sonatas of - Bach (#4-#6), Brahms (F major), Greig. Concertos of Schumann, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Haydn.

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
Major and minor 3 and 4 octave scales, arpeggios, 3rds, 6ths. Etudes of Popper, Duport.

Sightreading Skills:
Individualized instruction - orchestral excerpts; Haydn, Mozart quartets; duet.

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