Cello-Bass Division

General Information

Cello-Bass Division Class Schedule is Available NowAlthough there may be some changes before April 8th, the schedule for the Cello-Bass Division can be found at Cello-Bass Class Rosters.

Cello-Bass Division Chair can be found here.

Syllabus – Rules can be found here.

Cello-Bass Sections

Solo Section

Each performer will play one or two selections of contrasting styles. Concerto movements and compositions written to be played with orchestra may not be played as solos. All selections must be played from memory.

Unaccompanied solo sonatas may be played in the Solo Section. However, sonatas that include a piano plus a Cello or Bass may only be performed by an ensemble.

Concerto Section

To qualify for the Concerto Section, each performer must first enter a class in the Solo Section. Performers are expected to play from memory, one or two movements of a standard repertoire work within the time limit.

Ensemble Section

An ensemble should be registered in the class that corresponds to the age of the oldest member of the ensemble. Names and instruments of all members of the ensemble, and the ensemble name, shall be listed on the registration. Each member must enroll for the ensemble separately.

Any class consisting of three or fewer performers will be combined with another class.

Cello-Bass Classes

Class Grade Time Fee
Solo Section
C01 Preschool – 4 5 min. $40
C02 5 – 6 6 min. $40
C03 7 – 8 8 min. $45
C04 9 – 10 10 min. $45
C05 11 – 12 10 min. $45
C06 College/Adult 12 min. $50
Concerto Section
C07 Preschool – 6 8 min. $40
C08 7 – 8 10 min. $45
C09 9 – 10 15 min. $45
C10 11 – 12 15 min. $45
C11 College/Adult 15 min. $50
Ensemble Section (Fee is per member)
C12 Preschool – 8 8 min. $25
C13 9 – 12 12 min. $25
C14 College/Adult 15 min. $25


The adjudicators for the Cello-Bass Division can be found here.