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Piano

Audition Requirements for Piano

All prospective students must be able to play major and minor scales and arpeggios with facility and appropriate fingerings. Students should be prepared to sight-read at a live audition.

Majors in Music (Applied)

Prospective performance majors must play a memorized audition that demonstrates technical facility, musicality, and understanding of musical styles.

  • A Prelude and Fugue from J.S Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, or two movements from a Bach Suite or Partita
  • A fast movement from a Classical sonata
  • A work from the Romantic, Impressionist, or Contemporary Era

Minors in Music, other music degree areas

Prospective piano minors or majors in all other degrees (music education and composition) must play a memorized audition that demonstrates technical facility, musicality, and understanding of musical styles consisting of the following works or their equivalents:

  • An Invention by J.S. Bach
  • A fast movement from a Classical sonata
  • A work from the Romantic, Impressionist, or Contemporary Era