Undergraduate Keyboard Audition Requirements

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Prescreen is required for all Frost School of Music applicants, and unless specified, prescreen requirements are the same as listed below. 

Piano Performance Major

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  • Prescreening

    • Two contrasting works selected from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and/or Contemporary/Impressionistic periods, with a minimum playing time of 10 minutes
    • A single movement out of a larger composition is allowed to count as a work
    • Prescreening repertoire and live audition repertoire may differ

  • Audition

    • Baroque - A Prelude and Fugue or complete larger work (Partita, English Suite, French Suite, Toccata) by J.S. Bach.
    • Classical - A complete sonata (all movements) by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert (no exceptions).
    • Romantic - A major solo work (10-15 mins) from the 19th-century (no exceptions).
    • Etude - A virtuosic etude by one of the following composers: Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy, Bartok, Stravinsky or Ligeti (no exceptions).

All Other Music Majors

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  • Prescreening

    • Two contrasting works selected from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and/or Contemporary/Impressionistic periods, with a minimum playing time of 10 minutes
    • A single movement out of a larger composition is allowed to count as a work
    • Prescreening repertoire and live audition repertoire may differ

  • Audition

    • Baroque - Any work by J.S. Bach, Scarlatti, Soler, or Handel 
    • Classical - A sonata (or one movement) by Mozart, Clementi, Scarlatti, or the equivalent.
    • Romantic and/or Contemporary/Impressionistic periods - Work of your choice

Note: All applicants are expected to play from memory. No exceptions will be made to the requirements listed above. All recorded auditions should include date-stamped audio and video made during the current year only and will be submitted online via your University of Miami applicant portal. Each piece should be announced before it is played.