Graduate

Request for GRADUATE Keyboard (Piano or Organ) AuditioN (for students entering in Fall 2018 Or Spring 2019)

Completed admissions application must be postmarked no later than December 1 (DMA) or February 15 (MM) (and the completed online Audition Request Application.)

Prospective MM students may choose to audition January 27, February 10, or February 24, 2018.

Prospective DMA students who are invited may choose to audition January 25-26 or Feb. 22-23, 2018 -- Two days required. (DMA auditions are pre-screened, and only those invited following pre-screening may audition.)

Masters Piano Students should prepare repertoire chosen from:

  • A program of at least three works from different stylistic periods, to include a complete sonata or other large-scale composition
  • Length of audition is 30 minutes
  • All music must be performed from memory

DMA Piano Students Pre-Screening Recording Requirements*:

  • A recording of a minimum of three stylistic periods should be presented, including a major work from the classical period.
  • The recording must be a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • All music must be performed from memory.
  • Only DVD recordings will be accepted and must be an unedited, fixed camera recording from the last two (2) years. (Recordings can be uploaded as part of the School of Music Graduate Audition Request Application) 

Invited Piano DMA Students Final Audition Requirements*:

  • A program of a minimum of three stylistic periods should be presented, including a major work from the classical period. The prepared program should be at least 60 minutes in length.
  • Length of live audition is 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute interview.
  • All music must be performed from memory.
  • Applicant must present a dossier at the audition which must include the audition program, a vita, and a repertoire list.

*Final DMA Auditions are by invitation only following review of the applicant’s pre-screening recording and application materials.

Artist Diploma Piano Students should prepare repertoire chosen from:

  • One work from the Baroque period
  • One complete sonata from the Classical period
  • One major work from the 19th century
  • Two etudes of virtuosity, one of which must be by Chopin
  • One work from the 20th or 21st century
  • All music must be performed from memory

Graduate Organ Students will perform:

  • A major work of J. S. Bach, a work from the Romantic Period, and a piece composed after 1920.
  • Length of audition is 30 minutes
  • Memorization is not required.

Take me to the online Graduate Audition Request Application.