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Piano Auditions: B.M. Performance

For consideration into the Bachelor of Music for Piano Performance, applicants must first submit a pre-screening video.

If their video is satisfactory, they will be invited for a live audition.

Note: Piano scholarships are awarded only to students who enroll in the four-year BM degree in piano performance.


Submit a 30-minute video via https://app.getacceptd.com/kumusic of:

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

All selections must be played from memory.  The recording 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.

DEADLINE: Pre-screening submissions via Acceptd are due by December 1, 2020.


For the audition, you must prepare one piece from each of the following categories: 

  1. Baroque: a Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I or II;
  2. Classical: a complete multi-movement sonata by a Classical composer, up to and including Schubert;
  3. Romantic: a major solo work by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann or Liszt;
  4. Contemporary: a work from the 20th or 21st Centuries.  Works by Impressionistic composers are acceptable in this category;
  5. Etude: a virtuoso etude.

All selections must be played from memory.  

Faculty Contact: Dr. Jack Winerock, winerock@ku.edu

Fall 2021 Audition Dates

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

*Please submit your final audition video through Acceptd no later than Feb 13th. 

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