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 Adjudicators for the 2022 Festival can be found here.

Cello-Bass Sections

Solo Section

Each performer will play one or two selections. When playing two selections, we recommend they be 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

All string ensembles should enroll in the Violin/Viola Division. For details on enrolling an ensemble, see the Registration/Enrollment section of the Syllabus.

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

Cello-Bass Classes

Class Grade Time Fee
Solo Section
CS.P-4 Preschool – 4 5 min. $45
CS.5-6 5 – 6 6 min. $45
CS.7-8 7 – 8 8 min. $50
CS.9-10 9 – 10 10 min. $50
CS.11-12 11 – 12 10 min. $50
Concerto Section
CC.P-4 Preschool – 4 8 min. $45
CC.5-6 5 – 6 8 min. $45
CC.7-8 7 – 8 10 min. $50
CC.9-10 9 – 10 15 min. $50
CC.11-12 11 – 12 15 min. $50


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