Undergraduate

Request for piano Audition (for students entering in FalL 2018 or Spring 2019)

Many TCU students receive both music and academic scholarships that make attendance more affordable.  In order to be considered for an academic scholarship, a standard TCU Undergraduate Student Application (including teacher and counselor evaluations) and the online School of Music Audition Request Application must be submitted by February 1, 2018.  Music Scholarships will be considered by live audition until February 24, 2018, applicants must complete the Audition Request Application before an audition time can be scheduled.  TCU Admission notification will be sent by April 1, 2018.

TCU EARLY APPLICATION/DECISION PROGRAM

Music applicants interested in an earlier admission response are strongly encouraged to complete both application procedures above before the TCU Early Action deadline of November 1, 2017.  TCU Early Action provides application review and nonbinding University notification by January 1, 2018, while allowing applicants to decide by May 1, 2018 (National Candidate Reply Date) whether or not to attend TCU.  TCU Early Action combined with the January 27, 2018 Audition Day ensures a comprehensive admission decision by February 15, 2017.

REMINDER: Acceptance as a music major requires the completion of both the School of Music online Audition Request Application and the standard TCU Undergraduate Student Application (including teacher and counselor evaluations). However, one audition will suffice for both acceptance as a major and consideration for music scholarships. Both applications procedures must be submitted by February 1, 2018.  Music Scholarships will be considered by live audition until February 24, 2018; applicants must complete the School of Music online Audition Request Application before an audition time can be scheduled.  Notification of standard TCU Admission will be sent by April 1, 2018.

NORDAN SCHOLARSHIP

The NORDAN Scholarship is an exclusive award, open to entering freshmen vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers of superior talent, who have chosen to major in music.  NORDAN winners receive a four-year, FULL TUITION AWARD.  Applicants are required to complete the online Audition Request Application and upload a preliminary video performance for review in order to be considered for a live audition.  The application and video must be received by December 1, 2018.

NORDAN Live Auditions are held on January 13, 2018.  More information is available at www.music.tcu.edu/nordan-request.asp

Students who choose not to participate in or who were not chosen for the Nordan Auditions are encouraged to audition January 27, February 10, or February 24, 2018.

 

audition guidelines

Undergraduate Students should prepare repertoire chosen from:

  • One prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach
  • One movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
  • One representative work from either the Romantic Period (e.g. Chopin, Brahms, Schumann) or the 20th century
  • Length of audition is 15 minutes
  • All music must be performed from memory

Graduate 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

Artist Diploma 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

Take me to the online Audition Request Application. A $30 application fee is required. If you are unable to complete the online Audition Request Application, please contact Debbie Alenius, Coordinator of Music Admissions, by email at d.alenius@tcu.edu or calling (817) 257-4272.