Audition & Program Requirements

Bachelor of Music: Piano Performance

Prescreening required; video preferred. Hands should be visible in video.

Fall 2023 Audition Dates:

Early Decision: November 10 ||| Regular Decision: February 10-11, 14, 17-18

Fall 2023 Audition Formats

Applicants will have the option to audition on campus or virtually. On-campus auditions are strongly encouraged. Those auditioning in person should prepare the repertoire found below.  
For those unable to audition on campus, the option to submit a recorded audition is available (note: applicants must pass the prescreening round in order to move ahead with the virtual audition round): 

  1. Submit a recorded audition via the Portfolio section of your Bienen School Supplement. After submitting your Bienen School Supplement and Common/Coalition Application and receiving your prescreening results (if applicable), you will receive an email that includes a link to the specific recorded audition repertoire requirements and video duration specifications. The recorded audition deadline is November 15 for the Early Decision round and February 1 for Regular Decision. Repertoire requirements will be pulled from the audition requirements found on this page.
  2. Piano applicants auditioning virtually will only submit a recorded audition. There will be no Zoom component. 
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For Prescreening:

Repertoire is required and must be memorized. Prescreening should total a minimum of 20 minutes.

  • Sonata-allegro movement from a classical sonata, preferably by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert

  • Romantic work

  • Optional: additional pieces of applicant’s choice

Included with your prescreening submission should be a list of significant repertoire studied.

For Final Audition:

Repertoire is required and must be memorized. Selections do not have to be the same as the prescreening repertoire.

  • A work by J.S. Bach

  • A complete classical sonata, preferably by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert

  • Romantic work

  • Impressionist or contemporary work

A list of significant repertoire studied should be brought to your audition.