Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Piano Performance and Pedagogy

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

Complete a performance audition, plus:

  • An outline of applicant’s pedagogical background, including levels of students taught and a list of materials/literature used in teaching.
  • Additional pedagogical materials may be required for those invited for a live audition.

For Prescreening:

Repertoire is required and must be memorized. Prescreening should total a minimum of 30 minutes. Include a list of significant repertoire studied with prescreening submission.

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

Optional: additional pieces of applicant’s choice

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 full classical sonata, preferably by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert
  • Romantic work
  • Impressionist or contemporary work
  • Étude of virtuosity

In addition: sight-reading is required

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

Other Degrees

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