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Keyboard Audition Requirements


BM Performance – Piano/Keyboard 

  • Major and minor scales.
  • Prepare two to three works contrasting in tempo and style
  • Repertoire examples include but are not limited to: Scarlatti Sonata, Telemann suite, Bach Prelude & Fugue etc.; movement of a classical sonata; a 19th-century large work or character piece (Clara Schumann, Brahms, Coleridge-Taylor etc.), impressionistic work (Ravel, Debussy, Griffes etc.), Shostakovich prelude or a comparable 20th-century work; the more exceptional student will play the larger works of distinguished composers
  • Sight-reading

BM Music Education, Music Composition, Musicology – Piano/Keyboard

  • Major scales and minor scales.
  • Prepare two to three works contrasting in tempo and style:
  • Repertoire examples include but are not limited to: Scarlatti Sonata, Bach Invention, Mendelsohn Song without Words, Satie Gymnopedie, movement of a classical sonata, romantic or contemporary work.
  • Sight-reading

BM Recording Technology, Music Business, Music Minor, Applied Lessons – Piano/Keyboard

  • Demonstrate mastery of Major scales (4 octaves)
  • Perform two works that contrast in tempo and style
  • Sight-reading

MM – Piano Performance

  • Three to four works contrasting in tempo and style which may include the standard concert repertoire
  • Repertoire examples include but are not limited to: a Bach Partita/Handel Suite, Chopin Impromptu/Etude/Ballade Scherzo; Clementi, Mozart, Beethoven Sonata (excluding the Opus 14's and Opus 49's), a large work from the 19th/early 20th century, an Etude by Stravinsky, Scriabin, H. Leslie Adams, Gabriela Lena Frank, Manuel Ponce.
  • Sight-reading

MM – Piano Pedagogy

  • Three to four works in contrasting tempo and style 
  • Repertoire examples include but are not limited to: works by Bach/Handel/Scarlatti, Chopin Nocturne/ Impromptu/Preludes, the first movement of a Mozart or Haydn Sonata, Gershwin Preludes, works by Margaret Bonds, Copland, or Florence Price.
  • Sight-reading

DMA – Piano Performance 

  • A full recital program of standard concert repertoire representing three or more stylistic periods
  • Sight-reading

DMA – Collaborative Piano 

  • Solo work, ex: Chopin Ballade, complete Beethoven Sonata
  • An instrumental duo sonata, ex: Spring Sonata, Faure Sonata
  • A complete song cycle, ex: Dichterliebe
  • A concert aria or major aria from an opera
  • Sight-reading
  • Transposition at sight