Graduate Keyboard Audition Requirements

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Graduate applicants must audition live in person on one of our published audition dates.

Prescreening - required of all applicants

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  • Applicants for all degrees

    • Prescreening video:
      • 20-30 minutes of varied repertoire that is representative of the applicant’s musical and pianistic accomplishment recorded in one session and date-stamped. Recordings (video and audio) must have been made during the current year
      • Prescreening repertoire does not necessarily have to be the same as the live audition repertoire
    • Repertoire list: Please provide a list of works that have been fully learned and performed that you consider part of your professional repertoire
    • Prescreening videos and the repertoire list must be uploaded to SlideRoom by December 1. Only those candidates judged by the faculty to be at the highest level will be invited to audition live

  • Teaching sample - required of all applicants to Keyboard Performance & Pedagogy

    • Minimum of 20 minutes of private teaching, with a student of any age/level
    • The selection should contain enough teacher-student interaction to demonstrate your teaching style
    • Teaching sample videos must be uploaded to SlideRoom by January 1 

Audition

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  • Applicants to the Master of Music

    40-45 minutes of a memorized solo-piano program representing three of the following stylistic periods: Baroque, Classical (a complete sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert), Romantic (a major solo work of longer than 10 minutes), and Impressionistic/or Contemporary.

  • Applicants to the Doctor of Musical Arts

    50-60 minutes of a memorized solo-piano program representing four of the following stylistic periods: Baroque, Classical (a complete sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert), Romantic (a major solo work of longer than 10 minutes), and Impressionistic/or Contemporary.

     If you are invited to audition live for the Frost School of Music faculty, you will be contacted by the Office of Admission to schedule your audition. For teaching assistantship consideration, all graduate applicants MUST audition live on-campus. If an applicant wishes to submit a recorded audition, the recording must include date-stamped audio and video, and all repertoire should be recorded in one session. Recordings must have been made during the current year. No repertoire substitutions.