Piano Auditions 


A pre‐screening VIDEO submitted to Acceptd by December 1st is required for all graduate programs in Piano (Graduate Certificate in Music Performance, MM or DMA). Students must submit a 30‐minute audition of their performances of: 

  1. The first movement of a Classical sonata
  2. A major Romantic work
  3. Other works of the applicant’s choice.  

The video does not have to be professional quality, but should be a clear and accurate representation of your playing. Poor sound quality will lessen your chances of admission.


Please note: due to Covid 19 concerns, KU School of Music will be offering video auditions in lieu of the live auditions.


Final Audition Requirements:  A 45‐minute program with works from at least four style periods. The program must include:

  1. A complete multi‐movement sonata by a Classical composer, up to and including Schubert
  2. A major Romantic work
  3. A virtuoso etude.  


Submit a final video audition via the Acceptd website (applicants may use the same videos submitted for the pre-screening, but MUST resubmit the entire final audition with all required elements listed in STEP 3. When submitting a final audition video through Acceptd, select either DMA: Piano - Video Final Audition or MM: Piano - Video Final Audition).

Faculty Contact: Michael Kirkendoll, michaelkirkendoll@ku.edu

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