Piano Auditions 


STEP 1: PRESCREENING

A pre‐screening VIDEO submitted to Acceptd, app.getacceptd.com/kumusic is required for all graduate programs in Piano (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.


STEP 2: REGISTER 

Fill out and submit the Audition Registration Form.


STEP 3: PREPARE

Audition Requirements found below.


STEP 4: AUDITION

Complete a live audition on the date you selected! (If unable to attend a live audition, please contact the faculty member for your instrument/area).


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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