Piano Audition Requirements

 Applicants should be prepared to perform:

  • A prelude and fugue from J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier
  • The first movement of a classical sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, or others
  • A romantic work from the nineteenth century OR a twentieth or twenty-first century work. Diverse repertoire, including works by women, composers from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and/or composers from one's own cultural background, is welcome.

All works must be performed from memory.

IMPORTANT: For piano applicants, the prescreening video will serve as the ONLY performing portion of the audition. Those who pass the prescreen round will be invited to schedule an in-person interview with the piano faculty. The interview will give the faculty an opportunity to learn more about the applicants, and the applicant will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the program. The interview may also include an assessment of sight-reading and other skills.


Questions? Contact: Professor Lorna Griffitt and/or Professor Nina Scolnik