Supplemental Application Requirements: Collaborative Piano & Piano Performance (MFA)

Applicants in either Collaborative Piano or Piano Performance must complete an on-campus audition/interview, which must be scheduled by January 15 and completed by February 1.


Graduate Audition Repertoire Requirements | Collaborative Piano

For the audition in Collaborative Piano, applicants should be prepared to perform the following:

1. Two complete instrumental sonatas from contrasting stylistic periods.

2. Four songs including a Schubert through-composed Lied, a Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, or Strauss Lied, a 19th century French Mélodie, and a post-1950 Art Song in English.

3. One solo work to be performed from memory.

The audition will also include a sight-reading component.


Graduate Audition Repertoire Requirements | Piano Performance

For the audition in Piano Performance, applicants should be prepared to perform:

1. A prelude and fugue, toccata, or work containing a fugue by J. S. Bach.

2. A complete classical sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert.

3. A complete romantic or contemporary work.

4. An etude of virtuosity.

All works must be performed from memory. The audition will also include a sight-reading component.


Scheduling the Audition/Interview

Please contact Professors Nina Scolnik ( and Lorna Griffit (  ALL auditions require a completed Audition Registration.

  • Recorded Auditions:  Exceptional cases only, approval required.  Contact Professors Scolnik and Griffitt to request approval to substitute a DVD or online link(s) in place of the on-campus audition/interview. Approval must be obtained by January 15. Recorded materials (DVD/online link), must be received by February 1.
  • Submission of Recorded Auditions:  ALL submissions must include a completed Audition Registration.
    • Online Link(s):  Email to, include "Grad Audition - Piano" in the subject line.
    • DVDs:  Mail to the following address:

Attn: Graduate Admissions

Department of Music

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

University of California, Irvine

303 Music & Media Building

Irvine, CA 92697

Choral Music

The Conductor

Dr. Stephen Tucker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, and the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Riverside Lyric Opera Company.

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