Audition & Program Requirements

Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance

Prescreening required; must be video recording.

For Prescreening:

  • The applicant must submit their prescreening online, and it must contain 45 to 60 minutes of music representing different styles and historical periods.
  • Respond to the following short essay questions:
    • In what ways does Romantic music depart from the music of the Classical period, and in what ways does it represent continuity? 
    • What musical experience has had the most profound effect on you and why? 

If reviewed favorably, the applicant will be invited to campus. Candidates should plan to be on campus for the entire day.

For Final Audition:

If invited to campus, the applicant will perform for and interview with a music faculty jury. Candidates are expected to prepare 60 minutes of music appropriate for the doctoral level. Selections should represent various styles and historical periods from the standard repertoire. The audition will last approximately 30 minutes. Candidates should print the list of prepared audition selections and bring this to the audition.

Other Degrees

Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Master of Music: Piano Performance