Undergraduate Audition Repertoire
Works from three of the four style periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th & 21st Century) are required. At least two of the three compositions must be performed from memory.
The auditioning committee will make requests from the following technical areas: all major and minor scales and all major and minor triad arpeggios in root position (four octaves).
Sight-reading selections will be given at the audition.
RECORDED AUDITIONS: If you submit a recorded audition, technical (scales and arpeggios) and sight-reading portion of the audition will take place during the Audition Day interview with the piano faculty.
- Baroque: A two-part or three-part invention or a selection from the Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach, or an equivalent work from the same period.
- Classical: One movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or an equivalent work.
- Romantic: A work by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, or Liszt.
- 20th & 21st Century: A work by Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev, or another 20th or 21st century composer.
Organ and Sacred Music
Please see the requirements here.
Graduate Audition Repertoire
RECORDED AUDITIONS: If you submit a recorded audition, the sight-reading portion of the audition will take place during the audition day interview with the piano faculty.
Performance (Piano) | Keyboard Performance Specialist & Pedagogy
Three stylistically-contrasting compositions (or movements of larger works) from the major repertoire. Sight-reading selections will be given at the audition.
For consultations on audition repertoire contact Dr. Keiko Sekino.
- Three pieces from the standard vocal repertoire in three contrasting languages (for example: Lieder of Schubert, Schumann, or Brahms; Melodie of Debussy or Faure; American art song of Barber or Copland; Spanish, English, or Italian art song)
- One aria from the standard vocal repertoire for any voice type
- One movement from an instrumental sonata from the standard instrumental repertoire (for example: Beethoven Cello Sonatas, Bach flute sonatas, Brahms clarinet sonatas)
- One solo piano piece (from a contrasting period of the instrumental selection)
- One sight reading piece (to be given at the audition)
For consultations on collaborative piano audition repertoire contact Dr. Keiko Sekino.
Organ and Sacred Music
Performance of advanced solo literature representing three contrasting historical and stylistic periods* (memorization optional), plus a hymn
- a work by J.S. Bach
- a work from the Romantic era
- a modern work (post 1960)
- a hymn of the student’s choice, which may or may not include a special introduction or re-harmonization
Sight read a brief passage of music using manuals and pedals.
For consultations on organ audition repertoire contact Dr. Keiko Sekino.