Piano

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Music - Performance
Perform three contrasting pieces. Must include a piece of J.S. Bach, a movement of a Classical sonata, and a piece of your choice. All selections must be memorized. All major and minor scales in four octaves. Students may be asked to sightread.

Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Perform two contrasting pieces from the standard piano literature. Must include a piece of J.S. Bach. One of the two selections must be memorized. Students may be asked to sightread and perform a major scale.

Minor
Perform two contrasting pieces from the standard literature. One must be memorized. Students may be asked to sightread and perform a major scale.

Elective
Students wishing to take private lessons as an elective must schedule an audition. Perform two contrasting pieces of your choice from the standard piano literature.

Graduate

All students applying for Master of Arts degree in piano are required to bring a repertory list to their audition.

Master of Music in Performance - Piano
Perform three contrasting pieces. Must include a piece of J.S. Bach, a complete Classical sonata, and one piece from the 19th to the 21st century. All selections must be memorized. All major and minor scales in four octaves.

Master of Music in Performance - Collaborative Piano
Perform one solo piece from the standard piano literature by memory. Perform a chamber work from the standard literature with soloist/full ensemble or two songs with a vocalist. Candidate must arrange for instrumentalists or vocalists to be present at the audition. All major and minor scales in four octaves.

Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy
Perform three contrasting pieces. Must include a piece of J.S. Bach, a movement of a Classical sonata, and a piece of your choice. One selection must be memorized. All major and minor scales in four octaves. Students may be asked to sightread. Submit a written statement of your teaching philosophy.

Graduate Assistantships in Accompanying
Graduate assistantships in accompanying are available. To apply, students must complete a Graduate Assistant Financial Form through the Graduate School. The audition includes a prepared piece, sightreading, and an interview. Students must submit a repertoire list and resumé of accompanying experience.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our keyboard faculty members, Dr. Garik Pedersen or Dr. Joel Schoenhals.