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PIANO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


For consideration into the Bachelor of Music for Piano Performance, Master of Music in Piano, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano, 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.


Audition Dates

(For entry into the Fall 2018 semester)

FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 2017: Pre-Screening Videos due via Acceptd website

SATURDAY, FEB. 10, 2018: Regular Audition Date - all instruments and voice

FRIDAY, FEB. 16, 2018: Graduate Student Audition Date - piano only

SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 2018: Regular Audition Date - all instruments and voice

Audition Requirement Information for Music Education (B.M.E.), Music Therapy (B.M.), Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.), or Music Composition, Music Theory, Musicology (B.M. or B.A.), or Music Minor.


Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees:
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (B.M.)
 
PRESCREENING
DEADLINE: Pre-screening submissions via Acceptd are due by Dec. 1, 2017.

Submit a 30-minute audio or video via Acceptd:

  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. If you pass the pre-screening, you will be invited to sign up for a live audition.

LIVE AUDITION

For the live 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.


Requirements for Graduate Degrees:
Master of Music in Piano Performance (M.M.)
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
 
PRESCREENING
DEADLINE: Pre-screening submissions via Acceptd are due by Dec. 1, 2017.

A pre‐screening VIDEO submitted to Acceptd 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

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. If you pass the pre-screening, you will be invited to sign up for a live audition.

LIVE AUDITION

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. 


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