Piano Auditions 


A pre‐screening VIDEO submitted to Acceptd 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.


Sign-up for a live audition by completing a Graduate Audition form.


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.


Complete a live audition on the date you selected. If unable to attend a live audition, we will accept a final video audition via the Acceptd website (applicants can not use their pre-screening video submission as a final audition. When submitting a second video through Acceptd, select either DMA: Piano - Video Final Audtion or MM:Piano - Video Final Audition).

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

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