Piano Auditions 


A pre‐screening VIDEO submitted to Acceptd, app.getacceptd.com/kumusic 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.

Once you have passed the pre-screening, you will be invited to sign up for a live audition.


Fill out and submit the Audition Registration Form.


Audition Requirements found below.


Complete a live audition on the date you selected! (If unable to attend a live audition, we will accept a video audition via the Acceptd website).

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.

The piano division requires that any auditions provided electronically through Acceptd must be a continuously filmed video.

Please do not submit an edited version or a composite of more than one video. For more information, contact the faculty member listed below.

Faculty contact: Scott McBride‐Smith, smcbsmith@ku.edu  

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