Audition Information

Keyboard Audition Requirements
All students applying for admission to the Keyboard Area must complete an audition.  The admission audition will also serve as the scholarship audition.  Students are encouraged to audition on campus during the spring and fall audition dates.  Individual auditions may be arranged if necessary, but it is recommended that students complete the audition process prior to May 1st for the Fall Semester and November 15th for the Spring Semester. A DVD recording may be substituted under special circumstances.  Please apply early if you wish to be considered for a scholarship. 

All admission applicants must complete an application/audition form, which can be found on the Department of Music main page.  Please make sure your contact information is correct and up to date so we can schedule your audition. (link here)

    SPRING AUDITION DATES    February (to be announced)
                                                   March (to be announced)

    FALL AUDITION DATES     By appointment before November 15


UNDERGRADUATE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Students applying for admission to the Department of Music should refer to the University Admissions Page for university admission requirements.  Take particular notice of the meningitis vaccination requirements.  (link here)

Keyboard Principals (Performance and Performance/Pedagogy Majors)
 
Piano    
A memorized program of works from at least three stylistic periods to include a major work by JS Bach (examples include a prelude and fugue, toccata, or suite); a complete classical sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven from which the jury will select a movement; and a third piece of contrasting style.(Romantic, Impressionistic or Contemporary).  Applicants should be prepared to sightread and will be asked to perform scales and arpeggios (major and minor, 4 octaves).

Organ     
Three substantial organ pieces of contrasting styles.

Harpsichord     
Three substantial harpsichord pieces from the 16th, 17th or 18th century. May be played on piano, if harpsichord lessons have not been available.

Keyboard  Concentrates (non-performance music majors who choose piano as their major instrument)
 
Piano     
A program of works from at least three different periods, two of which must be memorized.  Applicants should be prepared to sightread and will be asked to perform scales and arpeggios (major and minor, 4 octaves).

Organ     
Three substantial organ pieces of contrasting styles.

Harpsichord    
Three substantial harpsichord pieces from the 16th, 17th or 18th century. May be played on piano, if harpsichord lessons have not been available.

GRADUATE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Students applying for admission to the Graduate Studies program should refer to the office of Graduate Studies for admission requirements.  Take particular notice of the meningitis vaccination requirements.  (links here)

Master of Music and Performance Certificate
Piano    
A 30-minute memorized program consisting of three major works from contrasting periods.   

Organ   
A  20-minute recital of major organ works of contrasting styles.

Harpsichord    
A 20-minute varied recital of works from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. May include a modern work, if written specifically for the harpsichord.





 



Latest music added






Click here for more of our music.

Email this video


Embed this video