Repertoire Requirements

  • Divisions I and II
    Two compositions from contrasting style periods, one from memory.
  • Division III
    Two Compositions from contrasting style periods. String students must play
    one composition from memory; memorization is optional for others.

Theory/Technique Requirements

DIVISION I (Grades 3 – 6)
Violin Required Major and melodic minor keys: C G D A E B
Scales One octave, memorized.  Separate bows and two notes slurred. 
Arpeggios One octave, memorized. Separate bows and three notes slurred. 
Viola Required Major and melodic minor keys: F C G D A E
Scales One octave, memorized. Separate bows and two notes slurred.
Arpeggios One octave, memorized.  Separate bows and three notes slurred. 
Cello Required Major keys: C G D A FBb Eb; Melodic minors: a e b f# d g c
Scales One octave, memorized. Separate bows and two notes slurred.
Arpeggios One octave, memorized. Separate bows and three notes slurred.

Bass Required Major keys: C D A Bb; Melodic minor keys: a b g d
Scales One octave, memorized. Separate bows only.
DIVISION II (Grades 7 – 9)
Violin Required Major and melodic minor keys: C G D A E B F
Scales Two octaves, memorized. (Repeat tonic if desired). Separate bows;
Two notes slurred; Four notes slurred.
Arpeggios Two octaves, memorized. Separate bows; Three notes slurred. 
Viola Required Major and melodic keys. F C D A E B
Scales Two octaves, memorized. (Repeat tonic if desired.) . Separate bows;
Two noted slurred; Four notes slurred. 
Arpeggios Two octaves, memorized. Separate bows;  Three notes slurred.
Cello Required Major keys: G A F Bb. Melodic minor keys: a e b f# g
Scales Two octaves, memorized. Separate bows; Two notes slurred; Four notes
slurred. 
Arpeggios Two octaves, memorized. Separate bows;Three noted slurred. 

Bass Required Major keys: C D Bb Eb B Ab. Minor (melodic): e f a g
Scales One octave, memorized. Separate bows; Two notes slurred. 
DIVISION III ( Grades 10 – 12 )
Violin Required: All Major and melodic minor keys. (Grades 10 and 11 may omit
g#minor.)
Scales Three octaves,memorized.(repeat tonic if desired). Separate bows. Two
notes slurred; Four notes slurred; Each note twice in spiccato. 
Arpeggios Three octaves,memorized..Separate bows,  Three notes slurred.
Viola Required: All Major and melodic minor keys.
Scales Three octaves, memorized. (repeat tonic if desired) (Bb and B Major
and minor may be played in two octaves.) Separate bows; Two notes slurred;
Each note twice in spiccato.
Arpeggios Three octaves, memorized. (Bb and B Major and minor may be played
in two octaves.) 
Cello Required: All Major and melodic minor keys
Scales Memorized. (a) Three octaves for all scales starting on the C string.
(b) Two octaves for all scales starting on the G string. Separate
bows; Two notes slurred; Four notes slurred; Eight notes slurred (repeat
tonic)
Arpeggios Three octaves; Separate bows;Three notes slurred.

Bass One octave, memorized. Major: Db. Gb. Minor ( melodic). bb, c#,eb,f#. Two
octaves, memorized. All remaining keys.Major: F G E A C D Bb Eb B A. 
Minor: e f a g b d c g#.
Scales Separate bows; two notes slurred.