Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from any level in the Suzuki repertoire (violin, viola, or cello), students must meet the following requirements:

  • be recommended by his/her teacher

  • know all the material in the graduating level as well as all prior levels

  • participate in a STEP group class or chamber ensemble and be a member of STEP

  • produce a recording of required pieces by the deadline set by STEP

  • Any exceptions to the above rules must be presented to the teachers involved and the Artistic Director for approval

 

Recordings must be uploaded to an Internet sharing site (can be private to invitees only) such as Dropbox, YouTube or Google Drive, and the links submitted to STEP by the deadline. Graduation Concerts are held each year in November.

Violin Graduation Levels

Twinkle: Theme

Book 1: Gavotte (Gossec)

Book 2: Minuet (Boccherini)

Book 3: Bourree (Bach)

Book 4: Concerto in D minor (Bach)

Book 5: Gigue from Sonata in D minor (F.M. Veracini)

Book 6: (Silver) La Folia

Book 6: (Gold) Handel D major

Book 7: (Silver) Handel A major

Book 7: (Gold) Bach A minor

Book 8: (Silver) Eccles

Book 8: (Gold) Veracini E minor

Book 9: Mozart A major

Book 10:Mozart D major

Selections to be recorded for each level:

Twinkle:

  • All Twinkle variations (A to E) and Theme

Book 1:

  • O Come Little Children

  • May Song

  • Allegro

  • Etude

  • Minuet 2

  • Gavotte (Gossec)

Book 2:

  • Chorus

  • Hunter’s Chorus

  • Long, Long Ago + Variation

  • Two Grenadiers OR Witches Dance

  • Gavotte (from Mignon) OR Gavotte (Lully)

  • Minuet (Boccherini)

Book 3:

  • Gavotte (Martini) OR Gavotte (Becker)

  • Minuet (Bach)

  • Humoresque

  • Bouree (Bach)

Book 4:

  • Any ONE movement of a Seitz Concerto

  • Any ONE movement of Concerto in A minor (Vivaldi)

  • Concerto in D minor (Bach)

Book 5:

  • Concerto in A minor 2nd movement (Vivaldi) OR Concerto in G minor 2nd movement (Vivaldi)

  • Any ONE movement of Concerto In G minor(Vivaldi)

  • Gigue from Sonata in D minor (Veracini)

Book 6:

  • Silver

  • La Folia (Corelli)

  • Gold

  • Sonata in D major (Handel)

Book 7: Silver

  • Sonata in A major (Handel)

Book 7: Gold

  • Concerto in A minor (Bach)

Book 8: Silver

  • Sonata (Eccles)

Book 8: Gold

  • Sonata in E minor (Veracini)

Book 9:

  • Mozart A major

Book 10:

  • Mozart D major

Viola Graduation Levels

Twinkle, Book 1: same as violin except:
French Folk Song (instead of O Come Little Children) AND Bohemian Folk Song (instead of May Song)

Book 2: Minuet (Boccherini)

Book 3:

  • Gavotte (Becker)

  • Gavotte In G mino

  • Nina (Pergolesi)

  • Bourree (Bach)

Book 4:

  • Seitz – either one of the Concertos

  • Telemann Viola Concerto – complete

Level 5: Sonata in G minor (Marcello)

Level 6: Suite in G major (J. S. Bach)

Level 7: Old French Dances (Marais)

Level 8: Concerto in C minor (J.S. Bach)

Cello Graduation Levels

Twinkle:

  • Theme

Book 1:

  • Minuet 2

Book 2:

  • Gavotte (Gossec)

Book 3:

  • Humoresque

Book 4:

  • Minuets from Suite No.1 for unaccompanied cello (Bach)

Book 5:

  • Concerto No.4, 3rd movement (Goltermann)

Book 6 Silver

  • Squire Tarantella (will be the piece performed on graduation concert)

  • Bach Sarabande from Suite # 1 in G

Book 6 Gold

  • Vivaldi Concerto in G minor;  Allegro (will be the piece performed on graduation concert)

Book 7 Silver:

  • Eccles  Sonata (will be the piece performed on graduation concert)

  • Bach Courante from Suite # 1 in G

Book 7 Gold

  • Popper Gavotte (will be the piece performed on graduation concert)

  • Bach Allemande from Suite #1 in G

Book 8 Silver:

  • Sammartini  Sonata (entire) (will be the piece performed on graduation concert)

Book 8 Gold:

  • Elegie (will be the piece performed on graduation concert)

  • Bach  Prelude from Suite # 1 in G.

Book 9:

  • Haydn Concerto

Book 10:

  • Boccherini Concerto

Selections to be Recorded for Each Level

Twinkle:

  • All Twinkle variations (A to E) and Theme

Book 1:

  • French Folk Song

  • Allegro

  • Minuet in C

  • Rigadoon

  • Minuet 2

Book 2:

  • Long, Long Ago

  • Minuet 1 OR Minuet 3

  • Hunter’s Chorus

  • Musette OR Bourree

  • Two Grenadiers OR Witches’ Dance

  • Gavotte (Gossec)

Book 3:

  • Gavotte (Lully) OR Gavotte (Bach)

  • Scherzo

  • Humoresque

  • La Cinquantaine

  • Any ONE of the following:

  • Minuet (Boccherini)

  • Minuet in G major (Beethoven)

  • Minuet 3 (Bach)

Book 4:

  • Minuets from Suite No.1 for unaccompanied cello (Bach)

  • Any ONE movement from Sonata In C major (Breval)

  • Chanson Triste (Tchaikovsky)

Book 5:

  • Sonata No.5 (Vivaldi) – TWO contrasting movements

  • Concerto No.4, 3rd movement (Goltermann)

  • Arioso OR Gigue from Suite No. 1 for unaccompanied cello (Bach)

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